The Importance Of Being A Teacher

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Growing up I always wanted to be a teacher. My grandma was a teacher, my mom was a teacher and I loved going to school. As I grew older I started to realize how much time and energy teachers put into each and every day. Reading this article reminded again just how much time teachers truly put into their job. As we looked at a day in the life of Jim, it showed how he had to plan out his day so that he would have enough time to get everything done. For example, because he was a coach in the afternoon, he had to come to school early to do his lesson planning and get everything ready for the day. He then had a full day of teaching ahead of him and practice after school. Jim also had a school activity at night that he needed to attend. This may …show more content…
The article talks about how Jim would start off a lesson with review at the start of class to get the class engaged, he started with easier question and grow them into deeper thinking question to get the students to understand the application to their lives. This was a new idea that I really liked to get the students to start thinking right away from the beginning of class. The article also talked about how the teacher was scanning the class to see what students were paying attention and then would try to get them involved as well. While at the same time he was looking for any misbehavior and would try to redirect it before it even occurred. I did not realize how alert and engaged the teacher always needs to be in the classroom. Another new idea I learned is how knowledgeable teachers are. They need to have knowledge to understand the curriculum, knowledge of their students and their learning abilities, knowledge to plan lessons that engage students, knowledge to be able to communicate and think well, and knowledge in managing a classroom. I did not realize the great deal of skills and actions that a teacher has to take in order to be a great

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