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Teaching - an extremely rewarding and satisfying profession
Primary School Teachers
Member Name: gememily
Primary School Teachers
Advantages: Very stisfying job, every day is different. Lots of holidays.
Disadvantages: Lots of responsibilities. Very busy working days. Often long hours.
I have been a primary school teacher for almost 4 years. Within those 4 years I have taught in 3 different schools and had 3 very different experiences.
Teaching in a primary school is an extrememly rewarding job. Each and every day you have the power to impact and change a young pesrons life for the better. You are the person they often look up to and respect and you are often that child's only positive role model.
Each and every day that I go into work I realise the immense power and responsibility I have been given. I have 26 young minds in my class that I have the power to influence. 26 young minds that are ready and willing to absorb whatever I have to say to them and that responsibility all rests on me.
My job, whilst extremely rewarding, is also extremely difficult and full of challenges. Each and every day throws up new challenges, most of which I never dreamed I would meet in a primary school. To some of the children in my class I am the only person they have to turn to and so my role stretches from teacher into mentor, role model, and sometimes even carer.
However if we return to the job title of 'teacher', my chief goal and aim each day that I go to work has to be to further the learning of the children in my care. I do this through careful planning and preparation of exciting and stimulating lessons that will motivate the children to aspire and achieve more than they ever thought was possible.
As well as my work in the classroom, there is a lot of work that goes unseen. A teacher has to plan each of her lessons until she is truly satisfied that the lessons are going to teach the children something new and that the children have the best chance of learning a new skill or new knowledge. However as well as these lesson plans, a teacher must have a general overview of what she will teach throughout each term and year in order to make sure that she has covered everything that is required.
As well as planning a teacher must also make sure she is continually assessing her class and individual pupils to make sure that each and everyone of her pupils re indeed learning and progressing at the expected rate. Within this assessment teachers must adapt their planning and preparation to suit those children who may not find the curriculum attainable or manageable and the job of the teacher is to create individual plans for the needs of these pupils.
Overall I love my job, everyday is different and every day has massive rewards. Most days I look forward to getting to work and teaching the children but of course it is extremely tiring and there are also days when I never want to go back to my school again. Just like any profession teaching has its ups and downs.
I believe that teaching is not a job to step into without giving careful consideration as to whether it is something you want to spend time doing. There is a great repsonsibility put on teachers to shape and mould the future generation and so teachers have to be prepared to put in hard work and dedication to helping the pupils in their care.
Summary: A fantastic profession to go into if you are serious about it!
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