For someone who is not currently employed as a teacher (I'm actually an Engineer), I seem to spend quite a bit of time in front of a class. My kids are in grade 3 and SK, and I've done various presentations in their classrooms, from an introduction to the solar system, to demonstrations of simple machines. I also help out in some other classes in the school, taking groups of students to do science experiments, math assessments, or anything else that's needed. At various times, I've tutored small groups in math or reading during breaks or after school. Basically, I like to pitch in wherever I'm needed!
I'm very much a 'stand-at-the-front-of-the-class-and-explain-stuff' kind of teacher. I like to interact and have the students ask questions and lead the direction of the discussion to where they're interested. Almost any subject can lead off in six different directions, but all of them help to give students a deeper 'grasp' of the whole subject, rather than determining in advance which specific details to focus on. When kids really understand a subject, they don't need to worry about memorizing details because the details fall into place on top of the foundation of understanding.
Kids enjoy my teaching and understand when I explain things. That's good enough for me!
Instead of studying teaching my whole time at university, I started by getting my Engineering Degree, then did my teacher training after that. After a year or two of teaching high school math, I chose Engineering as my career. I just do the teaching for fun!
I love Teachers Pay Teachers! I've spent so much time writing worksheets, and it's good to now be able to see if others have already done something I can use, or if I can share mine so other teachers don't have to duplicate my time. Win-win!
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