My Experience As A Preschool Teacher

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Growing up I have always found myself disinterested in school and could never seem to find my way. I grew up with a learning disability and always found myself struggling with my classes and barely getting by. I constantly found myself looking at the clock waiting for it to be 2:30, it seemed as if the day was never going to end. Nothing about school seemed exciting to me, I only had a handful of friends and felt like I was incompetent and incapable of accomplishing anything. It wasn’t until High School when I started to find myself and discover who I was. I started to break out of my shell and left the shy, “stupid” girl behind. I started making more friends and doing well in classes. During my senior year I felt the pressure of figuring out …show more content…
One of my most memorable experiences I’ve had as a teacher, was when I student taught as a preschool teacher in Burlington Vermont with inner city children. These children mostly came from low income families and also single family homes. The children in the class were all 3 or 4 years old. One of my first days in the class I saw two children fighting in the class, I walked over to the children to try to figure out what was going on, one of the children looked at me and started using vulgar language towards me. I knew right then and there, this class was not going to be an easy group. After working with this challenging group I learned that listening is key to being a successful teacher. These children just needed someone they could trust and someone that would listen to …show more content…
I then made the decision to become a preschool teacher. When I first became a preschool teacher I was placed in a class with 10 children. I was excited and ready to take on the school year. The first couple of months did not go as planned. The children were high energy and very hands on. These particular children were very challenging that I found it difficult to get learning in. After a long few months I finally was given an 11th child which meant also getting a co-teacher. I was happy to finally have another teacher to help me out. I discovered working with another teacher after being alone for some time, was very challenging. It was hard for me to accept someone else’s ways of teaching. I was stuck in my own ways. Once we were able to see eye to eye and bounce ideas off each other, our classroom was able to run smoothly. My classroom is now a full class of 20 kids and two teachers that runs smoothly. When I think about my current class now and how far they have come, I am amazed. It was a bumpy road but I conquered

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