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Ella329 views

How do you find what grade to teach ?

My grade is currently the 10th grade and I would like to become a teacher how do you know what grade to teach . Why do you need many degrees to go teach legaly

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Natalie351 views

How do I become a good Elementary teacher?

How do I become a good Elementary teacher? What are some techniques to help the kids view you as a fun teacher?

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Kayla416 views

How can I decide whether to transition to elementary teaching from the mental health counseling profession?

For as long as I can remember, I have gone back and forth between the two careers. I even have master's degrees in both fields, so I am technically qualified to do either. I have only ever worked in the mental health field though. I never really made the jump to being an elementary teacher. I have made pros and cons lists. I have thought about the differences in lifestyles. I ruminate over this regularly and it gives me a lot of anxiety. In my current job as a mental health therapist and own my own private practice, I can make my own hours, work as much or as little as I want and the pay is decent. My practice is telehealth only and I work from home. However, I am extremely lonely and really miss the camaraderie I experienced when I did my student teaching. Through my experience in student teaching and a short stint at a daycare after graduating with my Bachelor's in 2015, I really enjoyed the ability to be creative, come up with lesson plans and crafts/activities. Summer's off would be really great as well. I thought it was fun, whereas I would not say my current job is 'fun.' It's intellectually stimulating, but not fun. Oddly enough, I think the more structured schedule of a full-time job as a teacher may also be better for me mentally. I also know there are downsides to teaching, such as limited opportunity for advancement, difficult parents, difficult students, issues with administration, and the pay isn't great. Another kicker - I am currently 5 months pregnant, so I know I can't make any changes right now, and I also know I may feel differently about all of this once I have the baby. I am also concerned that since I completed my education degree and student teaching three years ago, I don't know who will write my letters of recommendations if I do decide to switch to teaching and apply for jobs. Any insight from someone who has made the switch from mental health counseling to teaching or from teaching to mental health counseling is helpful. Any insight that I might be missing about the field of education from teachers would also be helpful.

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Isabella351 views

What are some tips to becoming a elementary school teacher?

Are there things to look out for as well?

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Sara366 views

What high school classes should I take to prepare for being an elementary teacher?

High school student asking for advice

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Natalie688 views

How much is it typically to go to a state university?

How much is it typically to go to a state university? For Elementary teacher courses. Specifically Minnesota and Colorado.

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Natalie341 views

How long would I have to attend college to become an Elementary teacher?

How long would I have to attend college to become an Elementary teacher? (Does it matter what college?) #FutureTeacher

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Airani762 views

Is a major in education difficult in college?

I want to be an elementary school teacher.

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What are some jobs that are similar to elementary education, but involve more individual work with students?

I would prefer to work in a one-on-one setting where I could better help the student, and connect with them. I would also love something that relates to ASL.

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What should I know for elementary education major in college?

In my first year of college, any tips?

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Leah602 views

Is there any programs or websites that could help me with getting a headstart on my education pathway?

I'm 14 (15 in January 2024) and I'm certain that I am going into the education pathway. Hopefully a mathematics teacher for elementary or middle school students. I am looking for any way to get a headstart/ more info about it. I am currently in EdRising, which is helping me get some more info about the pathway. But, I am "hungry " for more info and knowledge. Any info or advice would help greatly.

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liky554 views

What can I expect from Student Teaching as an Elementary Education Major?

What can I expect from Student Teaching as an Elementary Education Major?

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What skills and qualifications do I need to become an effective and impactful elementary school teacher?

Gain Experience: Look for opportunities to gain practical experience working with children. Volunteer at local schools, assist in after-school programs, or become a tutor. This will give you a chance to interact with students and understand the dynamics of a classroom environment. Develop Strong Communication Skills: Effective communication is vital as a teacher. Practice articulating ideas clearly, actively listening to others, and fostering positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues. Embrace Technology: Familiarize yourself with educational technology tools and platforms that can enhance teaching and learning experiences. Explore how technology can be integrated into lessons to engage and support students. Cultivate Cultural Competence: Recognize and value the diversity of students in today's classrooms. Develop an understanding of different cultures, backgrounds, and learning styles to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students. Continuously Learn and Grow: Teaching is a profession that requires ongoing learning. Attend professional development workshops, conferences, and join educational networks to stay updated with the latest teaching strategies, research, and best practices. Reflect on Your Practice: Regularly reflect on your teaching methods and interactions with students. Evaluate what worked well and what could be improved. This self-reflection will help you grow as a teacher and refine your instructional approach. Collaborate with Peers: Seek opportunities to collaborate with other teachers and educators. Share ideas, resources, and experiences to learn from one another and enhance your teaching practice. Develop a Growth Mindset: Embrace challenges and setbacks as opportunities for growth. Cultivate a mindset that believes in continuous improvement and the potential for all students to succeed.

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Addison468 views

What classes ?

What classes in high school are the best for being interested in going to a four year college to major in elementary education and minor in theater/ acting.

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Emma669 views

When do you plan your lessons?

As elementary teachers, when do you lesson plan?

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shae433 views

how to be a better me?

how to be a better me?

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Is it a good idea to teach and work on my major at the same time?

I want to become an elementary teacher, and want to start as soon as I can...do you think it is a good idea to teach and work on my major at the same time? Or is it going to be too much?

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Chris228 views

What qualificationsdo I needto becomea teacher? How do I get my teaching license? Why do I want to get a career in teaching? Is teaching easy or hard? What grade I would like to teach?

I would like to teach Elementary because children at that age are more likely to be high scholars.

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Mackenzie265 views

Why is going into the education field a good career pathway? Also if I wanted to be an elementary or middle school teacher what should I major in when I go to college?

Why is going into the education field a good career pathway? Also if I wanted to be an elementary or middle school teacher what should I major in when I go to college?

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aisha678 views

As a preschool teacher, how do you deal with hyperactive kids?

Aisha. Age 19

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Iyanna766 views

What type of degree will I need to be a kindergarten teacher?

I am a 12th grader in New York and I was wondering what degree I'll need and how long I'll be in college for to obtain the degree(s)

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Iyanna600 views

What are the requirements to be a kindergarten teacher in nyc?

I am a 12th grader living in New York looking to be a kindergarten teacher. I was wondering what type of schooling I'll need in order to be one.

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Alliana988 views

What do you wish you would have done before becoming a teacher?

Hi! I'm Alli, I'm 15 and interested in pursuing early childhood education. I was curious if any teachers have things they wish they would have done before college or finding a job? Teaching children is something I've always been interested in, I'm just not entirely sure on the steps I should take and what exactly to prepare myself for.

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isabella788 views

interested in teaching but not sure witch grade?

if you were to go back to teaching what grade would you teach again or what grade do you think is the best grade to teach ?

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Edna363 views

How is it to be a kindergarten teacher?

Is it easy to be a kindergarten teacher? Why is it good to be one?

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Rawan451 views

When did you realize that the profession you're in/studying for is something you want to do for the rest of your life?

I've had a countless number of dreams as a kid including becoming a chef, a vet, an artist, etc. My hobbies and interests are constantly fluctuating and it can get in the way of my life sometimes. I recently discovered that I enjoy being around kids, and this has made me wonder if choosing a career in education is something that want to do. Specifically elementary education. (I do have experience doing community service in a kindergarten classroom.) What if I end up disliking my job as a teacher and this is just another one of my interests that happens to change? Can I get some advice, preferably from somebody who is a teacher? What was your experience like? :)

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Emily461 views

What can I do to be successful in Elementary Education?

I am currently a senior in highschool, looking to major in Elementary-Education. Is there any helpful tips to be successful in that major, or any recommendations of the job it's self?

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Chloe985 views

Is it hard to become a Elementary school teacher ?

I want to become a elementary school teacher

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Ashley855 views

What is the hardest/most rewarding part about being a teacher?

I've been considering becoming a teacher (most likely for elementary schoolers) because I enjoy working with children, so I would like to know more about what it's like. #education #teacher #teaching #elementary-education

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What are the major differences between elementary and middle school teachers?

My dream has always been to be an elementary school teacher, but I really like English as well. I am debating either an elementary school teacher or a middle school English teacher, and don't know which to choose. I really like working with kids, presenting/public speaking, etcetera. #teacher #english #elementary-education #secondary-education

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