My Thoughts: This is a forum written by teachers for new teachers or student teachers. It gives hints and tips on how to be the best teacher you are capable of being. It gives helpful tips such as to offer to grade papers or organize work, especially in the beginning if you are not supposed to be teaching yet. It will help you gain respect from the supervising teacher. The tip about being yourself and innovative is helpful because I now know that is what principals are looking for. They are looking for student teachers who can think outside the box and make lessons interesting and fun for the students.
Words of wisdom to help you succeed during your student teaching experience
I used this webpage to understand more about student teaching. This page gave useful tips on how to be a good student teacher. This will be helpful when I become a student teacher. Remembering the tips this page gives me will help me be more confident and composed. It did not give me the role or purpose of being a student teacher so I will find another website to complete my research on being a student teacher.
Detailed career information for Elementary School Teachers including salary, job outlook, employment opportunities and career training programs.
This website gives a nice overview of the work elementary school teachers do. It explains the difference between the requirements to become a public school teacher verses a private school teacher. It explains the importance of the role an elementary school teacher has in a child's life. How every moment impacts the child's growth and development. It outlines the training and other qualifications an elementary school teacher needs as well as advancement opportunities. The job outlook for elementary school teachers is also laid out on this website. The earnings and salary for elementary school teachers line up with other estimations I have seen on the salary of an elementary school teacher.
This webpage will help me to understand the endorsements WWU provides students who are certified in education. This is helpful in choosing which school is the best fit for me to choose. It is also important to know how much WWU helps students get jobs after high school.
Western Washington University has a good education program. It was originally a vocational teacher college. It has a very strong teacher certification program and I will be certified in both elementary school as well as special education. Western Washington University seems like the best college for me. Not only because of the strong teacher education program, but also because of the strong technology program. If I decide to change my major I see myself changing to a technological degree, and Western has a strong technology program. This will help me learn the process of which a student at Western needs to follow in order to become a certified teacher.
Student teachers and their instructors can use these top ten tips to help them be more effective in their initial teaching assignments.
This webpage is helpful because it gives tips on how to survive being a student teacher and still have respect. It tells that you need to plan ahead. Know if you need copies for a lesson and if you do, don't wait until the morning of to make the copies. It emphasizes the need to be on time and dress appropriately. Being a student teacher, you are still a professional and are supposed to dress accordingly. It also states that puntuation is important. If you are late, you will not start out right with the supervising teacher. NEVER BE LATE!
What do teachers do - what is a teacher's salary and what are the educational requirements and licensing requirements of kindergarten, elementary, middle and secondary school teachers...
My Thoughts: This website is helpful in many ways. It outline the job description of a teacher. What subjects are taught, such as math, science, language arts, social studies, art and music. It outlines where teachers work (elementary schools, middle schools, secondary schools and preschools), and that each school is either public or private.
It outlines employment facts such as that teachers (except special education teachers) held 3.5 million jobs in 2008 and that most worked in public schools.
The educational requirements are laid out in a simple and easy to understand format, as well as other requirements, career advancement opportunities, job outlook, earnings and the section "What Do Teachers Do?"
Kindergarten and elementary school teachers prepare younger students for future schooling by teaching them the basics of subjects such as math and reading.
This webpage will help me understand more about becoming a kindergarten and elementary school teacher. It gives me information about the requirements of becoming a teacher, such as the requirement to have a bachelor's degree and to have a teaching license. This webpage also tells me what kindergarten and elementary school teachers do, the work environment, the pay and job outlook. This will be a resource to continue to use.
In order to become the best teacher I can be in the future, I need to learn the code of ethics teachers should live by. This page lists the code of ethics teachers live by and is very helpful in knowing different "rules" of teaching. I find it most interesting that not all the rules apply to how teachers act towards students or other people around them.
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