The Importance Of An Elementary School Teacher

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1 I come from a long line of educators and administrators on both sides of my family. Various relatives of mine have taught me to understand and appreciate the importance of education. This being the case, they have inspired my decision to be a teacher, preferably an elementary school teacher. Last year, I sat in on my aunt’s third grade class at Washington Irving, an elementary school in my district that I attended for three years. After visiting the classroom a handful of times, I absolutely fell in love. I, then, found my passion and decided I wanted to be an elementary school teacher. 6 Finding the perfect school to attend for your career choice is the first of many important things you must do before being ready to start your career. …show more content…
The person who does the hiring, in this case it would be the principal, looks for specific characteristics about the individual they are deciding to hire or not. Having the ability to keep calm and be aware of the amount of stress you’re holding on to without letting it get to you is a quality I believe they would be sure to look for. Being able to manage your stress could result in having a more successful work life. 16 Succeeding in your job could then lead to other job opportunities and/or advancements. 7 These advancements could include possibly becoming a principal or leader of a Big 5 program …show more content…
However, they are not alone; they receive support and understanding from their colleagues and administrators. Other avenues to find assistance would be the many and varied professional educational organizations available to them. 17 “There are many specialized organizations (some independent and some affiliated with NEA) whose membership is composed largely of classroom teachers” (The Elementary School Teacher). A quick search on the internet will result in a long list of federal and state organizations that a teacher could call upon if ever in need of their expertise. This should give any teacher comfort knowing that there are other resources to assist him or her for any circumstance they may find themselves

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