Over the years, I feel I have been guided by God to pursue Elementary Education, which narrows my focus to the kindergarten classroom. I will clearly define the most helpful theories that may be implemented throughout the kindergarten learning environment. Effective teacher characteristics will be identified and why they are imperative for this particular age group. Young children have different learning characteristics and it is important for teachers to recognize and accommodate to the needs of their students. Throughout this course, I have discovered certain characteristics about myself and I will elaborate on my unique learning styles.
Being a teacher involves a lot of things, a bachelor’s degree, a pretty good salary, a new location, and hazards and benefits. This topic is significant, because as a teacher you have the responsibility of teaching kids what they need to know in the future, and they get to watch them grow in some many different
During my student teaching experience at Jefferson Elementary School, I had the pleasure of observing two sixth grade classes. I was able to learn from Ms. Much while observing her social studies lesson about Greek Mythology. In Ms. Hartman’s class, I got to observe the collaborative math curriculum. This experience opened up my eyes to how rewarding teaching sixth grade is. Before observing, I was hesitant as to whether or not I would have the knowledge and qualifications to teach an upper elementary grade. After working with both of these wonderful teachers, they showed me that I would truly enjoy teaching sixth grade.
When faced with a problem it is often said that a person will rise and show their true potential or they will crumble under the pressure. That being said, is there any way to predict who will rise and who will crumble? What contributes to a person rising or crumbling? If there is a way to predict that, then would it be realistic to assume that people are able to be trained how to react in different situations? Does liberal arts education, in fact, follow through with the civilizing effect which is, “An educated populace is one that can deal with difficult situations and choices in ways that don’t tear at the very fabric of society?”
Teaching is a very important field when considering what to do for the rest of one’s life. The world will always need teachers to teach our children what they need to know. What would be the better option, teaching high school or elementary school? This proposes an interesting question that can only be answered by the individual willing to teach. By comparing high school and elementary school, and delving into three different areas, such as: training, classroom environment, and student behavior, a wise career choice can be made.
While attending South Elementary School in Marshall, Illinois, I have learned a lot about the daily life of working within a school from interviewing two different teachers. I have never realized how much work goes into being a teacher no matter the grade being taught. I am so glad that I got the opportunity to participate within this program and getting to talk to these teachers. It has made me realize even more that I have chosen the right career path for myself.
To be a well-rounded elementary school teacher it will take a lot of work. Four crucial concepts of making a good elementary school teacher are; organization, interpersonal skills, passion and lastly to be fun and enjoyable. When it comes to teaching organization is an important asset to have to be successful at your job. Having an organized classroom where students can find things that they need easily and having a routine in your classroom will keep the students structured. Also, having your school year laid out by objectives and lesson plans to meet on a weekly basis will keep
If you ask someone to list for you the most important jobs of our society, teachers always make the list sometimes beating out careers like doctor or lawyer. Ironically, for a career we value so much, teaching has never been a well paying profession. But times are about to change. Due to an increasing demand and a fixed supply, salaries for early education teachers are expected to increase within the next decade. The United States Board of Labor ranks this career as one of the highest paying of the next ten years, with an expected median tenure salary of over ninety thousand by the year 2012. Even taking into account inflation, working conditions, and different people’s
During my student teaching experience at Jefferson Elementary School, I had the pleasure of observing two sixth grade classes. I was able to learn from Ms. Much while observing her social studies lesson about Greek Mythology. In Ms. Heartman’s class, I got to observe the collaborative math curriculum. This experience opened up my eyes to how rewarding teaching sixth grade is. Before observing, I was hesitant as to whether or not I would have the knowledge and qualifications to teach an upper elementary grade. After working with both of these wonderful teachers, they showed me
Elementary Education, just like other fields, has specific trends, requirements, and technology. Like most teaching positions, elementary education requires only a bachelor’s degree in most states. This paper will explore four different topics:
School districts are confident that, “Teachers are Better Than Ever.” With the commitment and motivation that these new teachers are showing there is no doubt that they will have success in the classroom. Numerous teachers had a teacher that inspired them to become who they are today, and they look forward to students succeeding in their
There are many people in this world who believe that a teacher is not important to us, ort that is is one of the more easy jobs to carry. Elementary teachers get major comments for the education level they teach because they are viewed as a 8-hour-babysitting service, instead of someone who is filling the youthful mind with knowledge. An elementary teaches does so much more than babysitting someone’s children five days a week. A teacher is there to help form our leaders of tomorrow, one colorful mind at a time, teaching them about not only general knowledge but life choices as well. They are the glue that holds our educational systems together, that holds our future together. We depend on teachers to support us, lend us helping hands, and mentor us nearly our entire life. Without teachers, our world could be lost in nothing but wonder, with no guidance to say
Though teaching is an incredibly important job, there are many different levels of teaching for all different age groups. It almost seems strange to willingly teach an elementary class when teaching even just a middle school class would increase the pay grade by $1,000 per year (“Kindergarten and Elementary”). Elementary level work is all about laying a solid foundation, which will later allow students to build their skills and understand complex concepts. Children are known to be difficult to work with, so it is a teacher’s job to be patient and
A teacher's income is not enough for the amount of work they do. Teachers need larger salaries. They are the ones responsible for a student’s education. Without them, students would not get education, so most people would not be intelligent and have the cognition that is needed. Teachers affect the world’s future. An education is critical for doctors and nurses, scientists, lawyers, and engineers. People that don’t want a higher education need teachers as well. Everyone has to know how to read, write, and do basic math. Unfortunately, a teaching career is not as popular as it should be, because teachers do not get paid enough.