When I was little some of my closest family members were educators, so naturally I wanted to become a teacher when I grew up. Although, as I grew older I changed my mind about what I wanted as my profession a lot. I went from wanting to become a teacher to wanting to pursuing a career in the fashion industry as a fashion designer, and then I wanted to become a FBI Agent. I probably changed my mind a million times, before I realized that I wanted to become a teacher. I arrived at this decision in high school, more specifically during the first semester of eleventh grade.
As you grow, things as you know it begin to change. In elementary, you go at a certain pace and help is nothing, but a few seconds away. Education is handed to you at
Why did I decide to be a teacher? One day as I was working as a cashier a first grader was telling me about her school and said their are a lot of insentives for going to her school. At first I thought this little girl could not possiblely know what the word insentives mean, so I ask her what insenives are there for going to your school and she told me that if she reads so many books they get prizes and treats. I was blown away not only did this girl know what insentives means but used it in a sentence and gave examples. It was that that moment I relized I wanted to teach children. In my school I felt like I didn't learn enough. I was labled slow and I feel I was gaven up on.
There was one day I was supervising everyone and I decided to play music. I love to sing, so that is mostly what I was known for in that class. I played Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars for one of the kids. One of the teachers, Donna, said to me that I would make a fantastic Special Education teacher. That one comment really made me think about my future. That was the moment that I decided that I wanted to be a teacher.
School is a major part of our young lives. It is where we spend the majority of our time as youngsters. Children begin to develop relationships with people who have not been apart of their infancy. For someone who does not enjoy school, this could put a damper on their relationships with others as well as their learning achievements in life. This is why I want to become a teacher. I want to develop a learning atmosphere where children feel joy and security.
Ever since I was a child, I’ve always been intrigued with the idea of becoming a kindergarten teacher after going through kindergarten myself and realizing just how much I admired my own teacher. A kindergarten teacher is responsible for teaching elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. They promote physical, mental, and social development. They also may be required to hold state certification. Kindergarten teachers instruct young students individually and in groups, they teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills, and they identify children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems and discuss them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists. As fun and easy as some people may think it is, being a kindergarten teacher is hard work and comes with a lot of responsibilities.
Teaching can be a rewarding profession, but it can also be a cause of stress for some. Conflicts arise in any situation where groups of people are placed together. A classroom filled with students will inevitably face conflicts. How the teacher approaches and solves these will determine the outcome of feeling successful or stressed.
You probably already know that working an eight-hour job is not fun, so imagine having a job that requires hours of overtime and dedication to fulfill necessary standards with no additional benefit and a low income. This is a teaching job. Teachers are required to work their normal school day and then additional hours in order to be successful at their job. Many teachers arrive to school early and stay late, often helping students in after school tutoring. Most likely, these teachers will have to take additional work home with them in order to be prepared for the next day. This, more than likely, is not a job just anyone would want. Many work more hours than the average worker, yet are not equally paid (Hanushek, E. A., & Rivkin, S. G., 2007). According to Wanda Gregory, a retired teacher of thirty years, “Teachers will stay after school to tutor children to make extra money because their salaries are not making the cut”. In the article Teachers’ work patterns: when, where, and how much do U.S. teachers work, it discusses the fact that teachers dedicate more than full-time to their careers (Krantz-Kent, Rachel, 2008). The teaching career doesn’t include going to school to do your job and being completely done at the end of the day. Most teachers go home to do more work, like grading papers or after school tutoring. Teachers are the foundation of education for future lawyers, doctors, inventors, scientists, and many more. According to the article The Payment of American
I believe that as a future teacher I should be aware of signs that my students exhibit. For example, in the reading it mentioned how a child who has experienced trauma may try to avoid situations. If they have an assignment, they may get up and sharpen their pencils or go look around the classroom. Knowing that children who experience trauma may exhibit these behaviors, I will not be so quick to get on to the student. It is easy to say that a child is not following directions and call their attention. However, some kids are experiencing difficult situations at home that they are not even sure how to process. Instead of telling them what they should not be doing, I would remind them of what they should be doing and encourage them to complete their task. Using kind words and gestures are necessary in the classroom and especially with the children who do not seem as self-confident. It is upsetting to know that with child trauma their perspective of themselves changes. They are not confident, which enables them to take risk and do challenging tasks. If I see one of my students having difficulty in trying to accomplish a task or try new things I will not automatically think he/she have had a traumatic experience. However, it will be something that I would make sure to do more close observation to verify my point. My biggest desire is for my students to feel like they belong and that I care for them, which is why I will always praise them for a job well done. I still like hearing
Teachers involving students in the learning process should require them to utilize thinking skills of higher order. Teachers should also designed lesson plans that are rigorous but can be adaptable to each student (whether students are general or special education) in the class. Educators should have activities that will nurture social development and student responsibilities, as this will give them the opportunity to exercise responsibility and practice interacting with others. Due to the fact students are in high school, there are no rewards for good behavior being practice. However, punishment in the class will be dealt with immediately in order to provide a stable environment of teaching and learning; as policy and procedure is addressed for misconduct at the beginning of the year
The first of the five is aptitude. Being a post secondary history teacher means you need to have good aptitude. According to the bureau of labor statics“Aptitude means the ability to do something or the natural ability to do something.” You need to be able to do basic skills but also be able to learn new skills. The bureau also states“A postsecondary teacher needs to have good critical thinking skills to conduct research experiments.” As a teacher you would need to go out into the field and learn/ study about you topic. A third thing the bureau says is “These teachers need good Interpersonal skills to work well with other and have good communication skills” When you are teaching you will be in front of students teaching or talking about the subject and without communication skills you would not be able to teach. According to the college board“A good post secondary teacher needs to be resourcefulness they need to be able to adapt their teaching style to the student's learning style.” You need to be prepared for any type of student who walks into your classroom. Also according to the college board“The teacher needs to have good writing skills in order to publish their findings and research” As i said before you will be publishing work you find. Without good writing skills you will not be able to do this task.
I have always appreciated the biological sciences, and am fascinated by the complexities of the human body. Pursuing a career in medicine would be especially rewarding because I am genuinely interested in healthcare, and I acknowledge that our society is experiencing a significant shortage of primary care physicians. My various healthcare-related experiences have introduced me to the health disparities that exist in our society, and I am committed to addressing the healthcare needs of medically underserved populations. Medicine is intrinsically rewarding, and I would feel a true sense of pride in being able to have a long-lasting impact on the lives of patients through healthcare services. Building a lifelong doctor-patient relationship is at the heart of medicine; as a rural primary care physician, I would have the opportunity to establish these relationships with medically underserved populations and help promote a healthy lifestyle through health education and preventive healthcare measures (e.g., annual physical, vaccinations, screenings, etc.). Growth of these relationships and providing compassionate, patient-centered care is what makes the profession personally rewarding.
From the time I was a seven years old till the current day, as a Sophomore at Benedictine University, I have wanted to become a teacher. The four years of high school, Oswego High School, I truly become passionate to become a teacher. I took the necessary general education classes, and my elective classes learning about child development and early childhood education. Once I graduated high school, I felt confident to become a teacher, but I discovered that special education was what I truly wanted to do. From the first day or first grade up to now, I have become a success student, which I can’t wait to become teacher I want to be an aspirational teacher one day to my future students.
We watched a video about the effective teacher for 45 minutes. I have written notes about the important areas and points for the presentation. Fortunately, the presentation comprises of the important aspects of being a successful teacher. I learned why every student can learn. It is because the problem is not the student; the problem is the teacher who may fail to make a connection. If teachers believe in the law of No Child Left Behind, then they will have to work hard to find the appropriate method to improve the student’s skills and knowledge individually. So, teachers have to figure out ways of helping all the students to be successful because not all the best strategies work to the advantage of all students individually. All students must learn better from the high expectations they have from their teachers and having the opportunity to feel they are the fraction of the educational process.
The benefits of training and developing teachers with international experience in tertiary education are more transparent than ever. The Global Student Mobility 2025 report (Böhm et al. 2002) predicted that the demand for international education will increase to 7.2 million students by 2025, while many perceive internationalization as the most revolutionary development in higher education in the twenty-first century (Seddoh, 2001). Even in cases where no travel is involved, classrooms are predicted to become more international given the projected rise of transnational education, with technology enabling students to access programmes from anywhere in the world (Stewart, 2008). Many believe it is therefore necessary that teacher