Arguably the most important profession in the world, the way we teach young children sets the baseline for how the next generation of people will look like. Good teachers are always individuals who are kindhearted, empathetic, and actually LIKE KIDS! Additionally, it is important that a teacher is creative and can think of ways to keep as many students engaged with the material at any point in time. Coming up with learning activities and exercises is definitely a part of what teachers do behind the scenes, along with marking tests, preparing for lessons, and doing some administrative work. Teachers should also command a decent amount of authority however so that the education of children they are in charge of does not get compromised.
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How to write your own Primary Teacher resume?
1. Demonstrate a formal background in education
Teachers have to know how to teach, meaning they have to be able to judge what methods are relevant in teaching particular material and know-how children react to them. It also really helps if they know something about the subject(s) they will teach. This way, they can answer any questions that students may have but cannot find an answer to in the textbooks, boosting their authority in the eyes of students.
Primary Teacher Education Example
Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary) / Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia (01/2015 – 01/2016)
"Credit average, with a distinction mark for final practicum placement. Completed 640 hours of practical placements, including volunteer work."
Bachelor of Exercise, Sport and Rehabilitation Science / Curtin University, Perth, Australia (01/2008 – 12/2014)
"Course average 70%, received course award for Physiology. Completed 180hrs of practical placements. Also completed BSc (Physiotherapy) coursework, including 120hrs in inpatient and outpatient setting."
2. Show that you prepared to teach even outside school environments
It is generally hard to get a good amount of teaching experience in a traditional teaching environment if you are a junior teacher. However, there are plenty of opportunities that enable you to do this outside the classroom – volunteering at summer camps that have an educative purpose, religious organizations that provide some classes to children, etc.
Primary Teacher Experience Example
Supervisor/Lifeguard/Childcare Assistant / City of Canning, Perth, Australia (03/2013 - present)
"I work at both Riverton and Cannington facilities in multiple roles. I supervise patrons (including school-age children) and staff, design and implement activities, apply first aid, coordinate response to emergency situations, safely handle hazardous materials, perform admin tasks, manage plant and pool media, use and test chemicals, maintain equipment, clean, and perform a risk assessment."
3. Include anything else you can bring into the classroom
Teachers should use knowledge of whatever they can to make useful analogies, exercises, and activities with which they can get their point across. Anyone hiring a teacher will look for evidence of any potentially relevant experiences an applicant has gone through that would have left them well-equipped to engage with the material covered in lessons.
Primary Teacher Interests Example
"Amateur motorsport, Riding, Reading, CrossFit/Gym, Family time, Science"