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What's the main difference between a "teacher" and an "educator?"

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Rebecca

An educator is any person whose job it is to educate others. So in addition to teachers, who are educators, this can also include professors, tutors, and instructors. This term is quite broad. Every teacher is an educator, but not all educators are teachers, as teachers are specialized in teaching and often require some sort of teaching license or certificate to teach. Teacher = educator BUT not every educator = teacher.

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