What are some experiences I will have?
What is something that previous teachers have gone through that a new and upcoming teacher may want to know about? Is there something that you shouldn't do at first if you are a first year teacher?
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Not sure what grade level you are at currently or the level you aspire to teach, but to address your question I suggest you work with a teacher who knows you & your interest in teaching and set up a few classroom observations. Perhaps volunteer as a classroom helper; if at the elementary level, perhaps as a volunteer listening to students do oral reading or if at secondary level helping in a lab. Your role, of course would be helping students but also partnering with a teacher as a mentor.
Some schools will actually help you do this.
This book offers great advice and strategies to help first year and veteran teachers with classroom management and effective teaching and other resources. Some may find this book to be outdated, I however find the information useful today as it was 13 years ago. Give the book a read or two and extract the information that you deem helpful for your situation.
Dalphne recommends the following next steps:
I think that the feedback here will be different based on who and what you will be teaching. My teaching experience has been around teaching adults. And the biggest challenge with teaching adults is that they think that they already know everything that they need to know. I am in training for people who are hired by my company. The training is often about how AT&T wants you to do a specific role. Adults have little tolerance in being taught something that they already know, so they will often push back. "I already know that since I was hired to do that job." Yet, with most companies, the how you do what you know if often different in small ways rather than big ways. Examples include stuff like dress code, cultural expectations, compliance, even the application of law since AT&T is a national and international company. As a trainer, I have the most problem with people who already think that they know and what they know is wrong or incomplete. Teaching someone who does not want to learn is my biggest challenge with adult learners.