Presentation on theme: "A Day in the Life of… an 2 nd grade Teacher By: Ciera Thomas Coach Snell 4 th period."— Presentation transcript:
A Day in the Life of… an 2 nd grade Teacher By: Ciera Thomas Coach Snell 4 th period
Median Pay and Number of Jobs $53,090 per year 1,519,700 jobs available
Level of Education You would need at least your bachelors degree to be a teacher at the elementary.
Internship/Residency 12% Job Training and Growth Rate
Jobs Outlook Employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all teaching jobs. Growth is expected due to projected increases in enrollment as well as declines in student–teacher ratios.
Teacher Duties Plan lessons that teach students subjects, such as reading and math, and skills, such as studying and communicating with others Assess students to evaluate their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses Teach lessons they have planned to an entire class of students Grade students’ assignments to monitor their progress Communicate with parents about their child’s progress Work with students individually to help them overcome specific learning challenges Prepare students for standardized tests required by the state Develop and enforce classroom rules to teach children proper behavior Supervise children outside of the classroom—for example, during lunchtime or recess
Work Environment It’s a public or private school with students at the age of 7 or 8. Some are parochial schools which means they are a religious school. Most private schools are parochial. 15-30 students in a class.
Work Schedule Teachers usually work school hours and they grade papers at home and also come up with activities or assignments to do the next day. They may also meet with parents and student before and after school. Elementary school teachers usually do not work in the summer but they do come a few days early before the first day of school for the students.
Important Qualities Communication skills. Teachers must collaborate with teacher assistants and special education teachers. In addition, they need to discuss students’ needs with parents and administrators. Creativity. Kindergarten and elementary school teachers must plan lessons that engage young students, adapting the lessons to different learning styles. Patience. Working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult. Kindergarten and elementary school teachers must respond with patience when students struggle with material. Resourcefulness. Kindergarten and elementary school teachers need to be able to explain difficult concepts in terms that young students can understand. In addition, they must be able to get students engaged in learning and adapt their lessons meet students’ needs.
2 nd Grade Teacher Easy Duties: Being organized Handling the students Communication skills Hard Duties: Staying on task Attending meetings Patience
How to become a teacher: Kindergarten and elementary school teachers are required to have at least a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Public school teachers must have a state-issued certification or license. Some states also require kindergarten and elementary school teachers to major in a content area, such as math or science. They typically enroll in their university’s teacher preparation program and also take classes in education and child psychology in addition to those required by their major.