Fun place to work with children
Gifted and PreschoolTeacher (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – October 5, 2016
My job consists of receiving the students and beginning the day with Plan, Do, and Review. Emphasis is place on reading and literacy activities. I have learned how the implementation of evidenced based developmentally appropriate practices are the key to comprehensive and teachable moments. I have the support of the administration to align instruction given by specific data from assessments. Strategies for lessons are introduced with room for needed changes based on the student's needs. My co-workers are very accommodating of me and the children I serve. There are times when we collaborate to ensure that the objectivity regarding a student's progress is established. We are a close knit group and feel free to offer specifics if necessary to promote growth or to establish how best to inform or remediate. The hardest part of my job would be to understand that there are only 24 hours in the day. It is important for me to know and try to find remedial strategies that appeases the different types of learners. All children can learn. The key is to establish the type of learner they are, and to broaden their horizons utilizing those strategies. Be it visual, auditory, tactile or kinesthetic, the teacher must be able to connect with the learning style in order to achieve optimum success for the child. The most enjoyable part of my job is to recognize and see the success come to fruition. I am a firm believer that a teacher is forever learning. The thing is to recognize the differences between trends, and what is truly lasting strategies.
Pros would include consistent professional development and breaks in the school year for relaxation.
sometimes there are so many mandated assessments because of funding or state requirements, there is little time to incorporate new innovative methodlogy.