Who is a teacher | Duties and Responsibilities of a Teacher

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INTRODUCTION

  • A teacher’s purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.
  • Every child needs—and deserves—dedicated, outstanding teachers, who know their subject matter, are effectively trained, and know how to teach to high standards and to make learning come alive for students. She should come down to the level of the child and work.
  • A nursery teacher also called a preschool teacher is responsible for educating and caring between the ages of 1.5 and 5.
  • These teachers help to prepare kids to enter school by teaching them good habits and manners, and promoting learning through storytelling, play, games and experiments.
  • Nursery teachers are expected to love children, care about education and become a second mother to the children. She is the one who teaches the first step to hold the pencil and help the child to write as child’s parents hold the hand of their child and teach how to walk.

Who is a teacher?

“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those arts of living well.”                                                                                                                              ― Aristotle

  • Teacher is an instructor, a guide, a pathfinder, a moral support, a good listener, a philosopher, and a very good ex-plainer.
  • The role of teacher is often formal and ongoing, carried out at a school or other place of formal education.
  • In many countries, a person who wishes to become a teacher must first obtain specified professional qualifications or credentials from a university or college.
  • These professional qualifications may include the study of pedagogy, the science of teaching. Teachers, like other professionals, may have to continue their education after they qualify, a process known as continuing professional development.

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Teacher’s Duties and Responsibilities

  • First and foremost a teacher should be friendly & mentor to the kids. She should come down to the level of the kids to input teaching / training.
  • Being an early childhood teacher requires  you to be willing to wear many hats. As an experienced teacher, you are already prepared to be flexible.  As a new teacher,  remember that your job description may change on a daily basis.
  • Your role as an early childhood teacher will be very similar to that of a guide who walks beside a person on a journey, not in front. A guide also keeps others safe from harm
  • Give up the notion that a teacher knows everything.  Become a partner in learning and encourage children to find their own answers instead of providing the answers for them. 
  • Pre-school teachers support learning by providing activities and materials that children find engaging.  By facilitating learning, supplying a developmentally appropriate environment, interesting materials, and adequate time to explore, play, and interact, children find learning easy and fun!
  • Teachers must also take care to listen to a child including interpreting words and actions because  listening carefully helps teachers determine a child’s needs and aids in child’s development.
  • Teachers communicate with many people throughout the day: parents, children, support staff, the general public, and administrators therefore She must be prepared to communicate with all of these people. You should feel comfortable opening up, asking questions, seeking advice, and sharing your experiences.
  • Maintaining good relationships with parents, communicating on a regular basis.
  • Encouraging parent involvement through volunteer opportunities.
  • Maintaining complete and accurate records of each student’s academic, physical, social, and emotional growth.
  • Planning, documenting and carrying out daily lessons according to the curriculum and syllabus.
  • Establishing consistent and logical limits, expectations, and classroom routines for students to allow for maximization of learning.
  • Handling stressful situations with grace, patience, understanding, and flexibility.
  • Attending, participating and contributing to in-service activities and staff meetings.
  • Participating in the development of curriculum, and assesses its effectiveness in the classroom.
  • Consulting appropriate school administration and monitoring in a timely manner to address the needs of struggling students.
  • Collaborating with colleagues to share experience and knowledge.
  • Seeking out and attends workshops, seminars, and courses relating to professional growth goals.
  • Paperwork, lesson planning, preparing materials and the environment, and negotiating require teachers to have strong management skills.  Managing a classroom requires organizational skills, attention to detail, and commitment. 
  • Teaching is full of many responsibilities, roles, and challenges.  Like most worthwhile endeavors, it brings both challenges and rewards.  Be flexible and you will more readily enjoy the rewards of teaching young children.

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LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST A GOOD TEACHER MUST BE A STUDENT HERSELF AND BE OPEN MINDED TO LISTEN AND LEARN….A GOOD TEACHER IS A DETERMINED PERSON.

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