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What is a "normal" day in the life of a teacher?

What kind of tasks do you accomplish in your day-to-day? How did you choose what you wanted to teach? Do you feel fulfilled being a teacher? What do you do for work during the summertime and long breaks?

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Maria’s Answer

During summer breaks, teachers typically take a vacation! We give ourselves time to either travel around and/or enjoy a nice stay-cation at home and be with loved ones and our pets. We hear our first names more often during break :) This piece is important to energize and renew our spirit as we settle into our other identities that make us who we are beyond our job--sister, mother, hiker etc... In addition to self-care practices, we also may go back in the classroom and clean up if needed. There are also professional development opportunities (one day or multiple days) that are available through the school district and/or colleges/universities to take advantage of during the summer; topics can include technology in the classroom, diversity & inclusion, teaching methods etc... The PD opportunities can count for continuing education credits and help with pay scale bumps...get more money for the more credits you earn! Typically, the week before school starts, teachers start getting ready in mind, body, and spirit to welcome the new students coming into their classroom---fixing up the classroom, making copies, attending district-led professional development for new and returning teachers. I will say there is no other job that has a "first day of school" vibe--it's always exciting and anxious!
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David’s Answer

Hi!,
Well a "normal" day in the life of a teacher can range from productive to satisfying to frustrating to challenging to rewarding. The important thing to remember is that you must have an "innate" love of teaching and helping people to do this. A lot of intangibles can't be taught in college. You can learn theory and lesson planning and so forth but at the end of the day you have to have that unique ability to make a difference and impact the ones you are teaching. I would recommend volunteering at a school depending on what age range you are interested in to really see if it is for you.
As far as what to teach, again that goes back to what you love to do and share with other people. What age range would you like to teach?
During the summer I used to work at a Summer Camp as a counselor or pursue personal hobbies and interests.
And yes although is a very difficult job it can be very fulfilling as well.
All the Best!
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Keith’s Answer

Great questions. Sounds like you are interested in becoming a teacher. My sense is you likely have a teacher you remember that made an impact on you to even consider that as a life choice. Maybe, go back to those teachers and ask them? I know teachers love alumni to reconnect and would likely have some thoughts to help guide you.

The most trusted advice is from someone you trust that has experience to relate to it. Try that and see. Who knows, they may have a need for some support in the classroom. You could get a front -row seat!
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