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Becoming a Teacher Tenth Edition Forrest W. Parkay Chapter 1 Teaching: Your Chosen Profession Developed by: Don Finn Regent University Copyright © 2016, 2013, 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc. All Rights Reserved Chapter 1 Focus Questions 1. Why do I want to teach? 2. What are the benefits of teaching? 3. What are the challenges of teaching? 4. What will society expect of me as a teacher? 5. What is the job outlook for teachers? Becoming a Teacher, 10e Copyright © 2016, 2013, 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc. Parkay All Rights Reserved The Teaching Profession • If you want to make a difference…become a teacher • Teaching Not for Everyone • Successful Teachers Know why they want to teach • Focus Questions a Reality-Based look at:  Teachers  Students  Classrooms  Schools  Community Becoming a Teacher, 10e Copyright © 2016, 2013, 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc. Parkay All Rights Reserved Why Do I Want to Teach? Many Different reasons for Becoming a Teacher Primary reasons to Teach Most teachers teach because they care for children  Desire to work with children and young people  Principals identified: Caring for children is the an important characteristic when hiring a teacher  59% teachers – very satisfied  75%-continue to be involved in education after retirement (Harris, 2010) Becoming a Teacher, 10e Copyright © 2016, 2013, 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc. Parkay All Rights Reserved Needs of Diverse Learners • Increase racial /ethnic groups and Special needs students • Student variability differences among students’ developmental needs, interests, abilities and disabilities • Student diversity differences among students’ gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status Becoming a Teacher, 10e Copyright © 2016, 2013, 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc. Parkay All Rights Reserved Why Do I Want to Teach? 1-Passion for Teaching 1. Passion for teaching  Teachers often teach because of the following 1. Passion of Subject 2. Passion for the Teaching Life Joy of Teaching har 3. Passion for the Teaching-Learning Process – 3,000 low-level decisions made by teachers each day Becoming a Teacher, 10e Copyright © 2016, 2013, 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc. Parkay All Rights Reserved Why Do I Want to Teach? #2 Influence of Teachers 2. Influence of Teachers Positive relationships with previous teachers may have influenced the desire to teach. Not necessarily born teachers Early experiences frequently encourage individuals to become a teacher. Besides parents/guardians, teachers have a great influence on students. A positive relationship with a teacher may be the catalyst for wanting to become a teacher. Becoming a Teacher, 10e Copyright © 2016, 2013, 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc. Parkay All Rights Reserved Why Do I Want to Teach? #3 Desire to Serve 3. Desire to serve  Teaching is chosen out of a desire to serve others  Want life’s work to have meaning • More than just a job  Influenced by experience volunteering in educational settings  Desire to give something back to society • Post 9/11 increase in teaching  Teach for America (1990, Wendy Kopp) • 2 year teaching assignment – rural/urban schools • 2013-2014: 11,000 corp members in 48 regions Becoming a Teacher, 10e Copyright © 2016, 2013, 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc. Parkay All Rights Reserved 1(Very Applicable), 2, 3, 4, 5 (Not at All Applicable) 1. A passion for learning 2. Success as a student 3. Good sense of humor 4. Positive attitude toward students 5. Tolerance toward others 6. Patience 7. Good verbal / writing skills 8. Appreciation for the arts 9. Experience working with children 10.Other teachers in family 11.Encouragement from family 12.Desire to serve Figure 1.1 Becoming a Teacher, 10e Copyright © 2016, 2013, 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc. Parkay All Rights Reserved Summer School Becoming a Teacher, 10e

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