Nov 28, 2011
On 11/19/11, Hurley wrote:
>> 1. What is your job title?
> 3rd Grade Teacher
>> 2. What are the normal duties on your job?
> Create and execute lesson plans following state standards and
> school curriculum. Ensure all material is covered. Create and
> maintain a discipline plan that fosters a safe and productive
> learning environment. Create and maintain a climate of respect
> and fairness for all students.
>> 3. Are there any things about your job that you like and/or
>> dislike? What are those things?
> I like it when the kids cooperate and are excited about
> learning. I don't like when they complain about being "bored."
> I don't like hearing students talking about playing video
> games for hours on end when they get home from school.
>> 4. Do you think the demand for workers in your career will
>> increase or decrease over the next five years? Why?
> In the current climate of blame being placed on "bad teachers"
> and "failing schools" it's hard to imagine why anyone would
> want to become a teacher. It's a wonderful job that is being
> ruined by oppressive control of government officials who have
> never stepped foot in a classroom. The sad fact is there are
> in many cases simply "bad students" who create the "bad
> schools." You can't expect students living in poverty with low
> ability to achieve the same success experienced by students in
> upper class suburban neighborhoods where chaos is not the
> norm. With the impending "Common Core" standards approaching,
> we're about to experience more failing schools than ever
> before. Too many schools have students who aren't ready
> for "higher level" thinking. Making it government mandated
> will only further frustrate students, teachers and parents.
>> 5. Is there any advice you would give to a young person
>> making career decisions?
> Be prepared to be flexible when seeking out a job. You may not
> find your dream job right away. Things do take time, but if
> you are dedicated, I think you will be able to find a job that
> makes you happy. Also, don't let other people with negative
> attitudes affect your approach to seeking a job.
Thank You very much for your time. I agree with you however, we
cannot use personal opinion and we had to specify a certain career
for our research paper. You have been a great help in helping me.
Thank you again. My passion for children and helping others is
what has drawn me towards teaching