We think teachers are amazing – And this infographic explains why!

It takes a special kind of person to be a teacher, and we think this infographic captures the essense of what teaching is all about. I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.

As teachers, we have one of the most important jobs in the world. Not just anyone can be a teacher — it takes a special kind of person, like the ones described in the infographic below. We think this infographic, shared and created by We Are Teachers, captures the silly and the serious side of teaching.

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What do you think? What would you add to it? Why not share your favorite definition of a teacher?

Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12. If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to editor@simplek12.com.