Elementary School Teaching Essay
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Elementary School Teaching Elementary School Teacher
Elementary school teachers teach pupils at levels kindergarten through sixth grade or, in some cases, through eighth grade a wide range of academic, social, emotional, and motor skills. They plan and present programs of instruction using methods and materials to meet the needs of the students. In order for all this to happen though, Elementary School Teachers must have a passion for educating as well as love children.
Education requires dedication, organization, and thought out lesson plans on a daily basis. To ensure that the students get top-notch education, teachers attend staff meetings, serve on committees, and attend workshops or in-service training activities.…show more content…
Although many teachers usually work alone in a class with a group of students, an increasing number of schools are now providing teacher aides who are supervised by the teacher, assist with clerical tasks, lunch and playground activities. About one public Elementary School Teacher in six is a member of a teaching team in which two or more teachers work closely teacher. An example of is would be when I was in fifth grade. My teacher, who graded, inspired, and taught me was Mr. Dekire. But Mrs. Biro team taught with Mr. Dekire and it would be like Mrs. Biro would do lectures and Mr. Dekire would do group work. This cuts down on the amount of work one person must have accomplished for the student. As a future teacher, I would hope to have an aide. Therefore, I would have more time for lesson planning and organizing the class. Not to mention, I would have more time socially to relax. Public Elementary Teachers in Michigan spend an average of 36 hours per week in the classroom and an additional 9 or so hours grading papers, attending meetings, keeping records, making reports, and supervising after-school activities. With an aide, I feel those 9 hours would cut down dramatically for the teacher.
The nature of work for Elementary School Teachers is that they play a vital role in the development of children. What children learn and experience during their early years can shape their views of humanity, and affect future success or failure in school, work, and their
Show MoreElementary Education Before her tragic death in space, Christa McAuliffe left us with her inspirational words, “I touch the future. I teach.” Since I was in second grade, I knew, without a doubt, that I wanted to be a teacher. After considering my options and analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of being a teacher, I came to the conclusion that being an educator was the only profession that would completely satisfy me. Consequently, I have encountered a lot of criticism because of my decision. However, these opinions have only encouraged me to strive to become an extraordinary teacher that will change the lives and instill knowledge into students that will last a lifetime.
Teaching allows a person to obtain so many…show more content…
To me, teaching deserves more respect that any other occupation. Nevertheless, the ever-changing values within our culture and societal “morals” have caused Americans to disrespect and discredit the occupation of a teacher.
Each subject has its’ own structure of knowledge and I will master all patterns, facts, ideas, and notions of each subject. I want my classroom to be an actively involved learning community. Working with children at church camp, bible school, and during my observations has allowed me to utilize a variety of entertainment and learning techniques. I believe that the nature of knowledge is relative. Each student learns differently, and through different strategies and techniques. From my experience, I feel that cooperative learning is a successful teaching strategy that allows small groups, with different ability levels to encourage academic achievement. Students learn to work together socially and academically within groups. I believe that cooperative learning promotes positive relations between different ethnic groups, develops critical thinking skills, and establishes environments where academic accomplishments are valued. In elementary school, it is necessary to have students work in groups, not only to improve their social skills, but I feel that students can learn a lot more from their peers. Statistics have proven this.
However, I believe that the teacher has to be