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Being an Elementary School Teacher: Real-World Tips and Stories from Working Teachers

Being an Elementary School Teacher: Real-World Tips and Stories from Working Teachers

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Learn what it’s really like to be an elementary school teacher from 25 working, experienced teachers.
Learn what it’s really like to be an elementary school teacher from 25 working, experienced teachers.

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Published by: citytowninfo on Dec 17, 2009
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BEING AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER:
 REAL-WORLD TIPS & STORIES FROM WORKING TEACHERS
Teachers helping teachers.
January, 2010
 
 
BEING AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER:REAL-WORLD TIPS AND STORIES FROM WORKING TEACHERS 
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Copyright © 2009 Moving Traffic, Inc. This book may be freely copiedand distributed but may not be modified or sold.
 
 
BEING AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER:REAL-WORLD TIPS AND STORIES FROM WORKING TEACHERS 
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CHAPTER
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TEACHERINSIGHT
“I tie sneakers, zip coats,
wipe tears, and plan classroom celebrations. listen to struggling readers and guide beginning writers. I help children understand that there is a big difference between 14 and 41. I read stories and laugh a lot. I sometimes cry. I know more ways to spell Megan than anyone 
ould think possible… I find 
something special in every parent 
’s child and makesure they know it.” 
 
About this eBook
The purpose of this book is to help students and career changersget a taste of what it's really like to be an elementary schoolteacher. We set out to do so by inviting elementary teachersactively doing their work in classrooms across the country to tellus about their experiences. Dozens of teachers generouslyshared their wisdom and guidance. The result of this work -which we call "Career Stories"- reveals the rewards, challenges,frustrations, and the do's and the don'ts of being a teacher intoday's world.
We‘ve included 25
representative Career Stories in this eBook,but you can find 
. 
Career Story Elements
Each Career Story is in the original voice of an elementaryschool teacher and is composed of several parts:Description of and insights into each teacher's jobTips for prospective teachersThe best and worst parts of being a teacherThe teacher's educational preparationThe teacher's previous experienceAdditional thoughts on being and becoming a teacher
Spread the Word
This book is available free of charge and may be freelydistributed in electronic or print format. Professors, careercounselors, guidance offices, education writers, and others areencouraged to send copies to students and other interestedparties, and to link from their web sites to the document.We require that you do not modify, add to, or delete any of thecontents of this book. If you do distribute it, you must do so freeof charge and provide an attribution to CityTownInfo.com as the

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