Job Title: Teacher
Type of Company: I currently work as a kindergarten teacher in northeastern Massachusetts.
Education: BS, Elementary Education
Previous Experience: I started working part-time in day care centers after school. For the last 17 years I have taught in elementary school.
Job Tasks: As a kindergarten teacher, my role is to educate as well as nurture each child. Not every child learns in the same manner, so I need to be able change my teaching techniques to suit each individual child. Teaching is a very rewarding profession. Being able to watch the children grow and learn is a great gift. You not only need to teach the child, but you need to be patient and understanding. Your classroom must be organized and you must have a strong grip on discipline. Without good discipline your classroom would descend into chaos, which makes for a poor learning environment.
Communication with the parents is an important aspect of a teaching job. When it comes to the learning process, a teacher needs the parents' help. Most importantly, though, you must have a true love for children. Children are life's most precious gift and should be treated kindly.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: I enjoy seeing the children's personalities unfold through the year. I have my own children, so school vacations and summers off are a huge plus.
The worst part of my job is having to see some children struggle due to bad home situations. I feel for these children with all my heart and most of the time, I bring their problems home with me. Overall there are more pros then cons when it comes to teaching.
Job Tips: Try to figure out your strengths and weaknesses, so you can concentrate on the areas you need to work on. This makes for a better teacher. Pick goals that are not so hard that you know you will never attain them: goals that are practical. Enjoy what you are learning and bring some of the techniques and ideas back into you classroom and school work. Reach for the stars and remember that nothing is impossible and no goal is out of your reach. As long as you work hard anything is possible.
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