Job Title: Teacher
Type of Company: A private school for grades PK-12.
Education: BS, Education, Boston University MA, Education, Columbia University
Previous Experience: I had an Artist-in-Residence grant with the North Carolina Arts council for 1986-87 school year and have been working at the school where I currently teach ever since, first in Phys. Ed. and now as a science teacher.
Job Tasks: I write original lessons and text for my science students each day when I prepare lessons. I read books and information on websites to get the most up-to-date information. I prepare hands-on labs for all my student. I teach about 5 classes a day on such units as the Solar System, Chemistry, Plants, Animals, Rocks and Minerals and Electricity.
I put together tests and grade tests and papers.
I have a recycling club and I do after-school science clubs and tutoring sessions.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is being in class with the students, discussing, brainstorming and doing experiments.
Great part of my job is taking workshops out in the science field is an exciting learning experience. I have trekked in Yellowstone and the Smokies learning all sorts of science information that I would have never learned in the classroom. I also enjoy such duties as carpool duty and lunch duty. It gives you a chance to really get to know the parents and the students.
The worst part of my job is grading tests and doing report cards. I do about 200 of the latter.
1. Be diversified. I had two majors, PE and biology. It gave me more job opportunities and I could change subject areas when I needed a new challenge
2. Observe awesome veteran teachers. You can learn all sorts of teaching methods that your college classes will never teach you.
3. Have a hobby in your life that you love. That love and passion can then be translated into your teaching and your students will LEARN!
Additional Thoughts: I wouldn't change a thing. I have enjoyed teaching for almost 30 years. I began in NYC at the Montessori School, taught on the college level, had an Artist-in-Residence grant and am now at a private school. I may even consider teaching abroad in the years to come. What a wonderful way to reach out and help someone grow and embrace the wonders of this world!
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