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How did you know what age group was the right fit for you to teach?

Hi Hannah! In order to figure out what age group is best for you to teach, there are a couple things you may want to consider. For example, would you like to teach your students how to write an analysis on a book or be the one to teach them how to read and write? Would you want to assign projects/presentations/discussions, or crafts? Questions like these can help you discover the right grade levels you should teach, but the best way to figure it out is to actually go try teaching different age groups! I suggest finding some shadowing or internship opportunities. Hope this helps and I wish you the best! Mireia R.

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James’s Answer

An Excellent way to determine which grade to teach is to intern at an Elementary as part of your University requirement. You will be able to intern in several grades and see which age group suits you best. You can also volunteer in schools and ask to volunteer as a teacher assistant. This will also allow you to determine which grade level is to your liking. When I started teaching I chose first grade and after my first year I knew this age group was not for me. During this school year I visited 3rd and 4th grade classes and I found this to be the perfect fit for me. The amazing thing about education is that there are many areas you can venture in to try other career paths. I eventually earned my masters degree in Counseling and found this to be a awesome fit for me in High school education! Remember, the possibilities are endless in education! So don’t fret!

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Claudia’s Answer

Hi James,

The only way to know which grade to teach is doing the volunteering work for different schools, just working with them will make you take the decision which grade suit you the most. Please try at least 3 schools because all of them are really different and unique in their own way. Your heart will know which one is the best for you just listen to your heart

Best of Luck!!!