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STUDENT TEACHER: Kids Don't Care How Much You Know Until They Know You Care

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Ashley is a student teacher at an elementary school who is currently getting her credentials to teach students with disabilities. She spends her typical day doing activities and teaching the kids to be students of life. She tells us that her career isn't just a job, it's a lifestyle because she has to dedicate her entire self to it.

Degree: English Language and Literature
Job Title: Student Teacher
Employer: Redwood Heights Elementary School

Job Summary: Special Education Teachers, All Others

Job Description

Special education teachers.

On-the-Job Training

Variable.

Certification Requirement
Different states have varying certification requirements.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$45,000 - $65,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
8 to 14 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Empathy, Patience, People skills, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Bachelor's degree
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<span m='12290'>day,</span> <span m='12890'>and</span> <span m='13320'>kids</span> <span m='13640'>come</span> <span m='13900'>in--</span> <span m='14060'>I</span> <span m='14400'>pick</span> <span m='14800'>them</span> <span m='14970'>up</span> <span m='15160'>at</span> <span m='15290'>the</span> <span m='15390'>recess</span> <span m='15770'>yard</span> <span m='16040'>at</span> <span m='16120'>8:40.</span> <span m='16930'>And</span> <span m='17820'>we</span> <span m='17940'>get</span> <span m='18110'>to do</span> <span m='18360'>lots</span> <span m='18620'>of</span> <span m='18730'>fun</span> <span m='19070'>stuff,</span> <span m='19540'>like</span> <span m='20120'>talk</span> <span m='20360'>about</span> <span m='20670'>language,</span> <span m='20890'>and</span> <span m='22130'>how</span> <span m='22320'>to</span> <span m='22420'>be</span> <span m='22580'>professionals,</span> <span m='23820'>and</span> <span m='24210'>I'm</span> <span m='24360'>really</span> <span 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<span m='37310'>disabilities.</span> </p><p><span m='38690'>Well</span> <span m='38940'>I'm the</span> <span m='39080'>first to</span> <span m='39360'>graduate</span> <span m='39740'>from</span> <span m='39860'>college</span> <span m='40160'>in</span> <span m='40220'>my</span> <span m='40320'>family.</span> <span m='40750'>I</span> <span m='41180'>started</span> <span m='41520'>out</span> <span m='41730'>working</span> <span m='42460'>fast</span> <span m='42820'>food,</span> <span m='43140'>and</span> <span m='43330'>being</span> <span m='43580'>a</span> <span m='43630'>server</span> <span m='44160'>at</span> <span m='44290'>restaurants,</span> <span m='44980'>and</span> <span m='45950'>decided</span> <span m='46620'>that</span> <span m='46970'>I</span> <span m='47070'>could</span> <span m='47390'>push</span> <span m='47590'>myself</span> <span m='48000'>more.</span> <span m='48490'>And</span> <span m='48730'>so</span> <span m='48920'>I</span> <span m='49110'>went</span> <span m='49360'>to</span> <span m='49500'>San</span> <span m='49560'>Francisco</span> <span m='50170'>State,</span> <span m='50630'>graduated</span> <span m='51400'>with</span> <span m='51590'>an</span> <span m='51650'>English</span> <span m='52000'>Degree</span> <span m='52460'>in</span> <span m='52610'>2011.</span> <span m='54070'>And</span> <span m='54480'>took</span> <span m='54640'>a</span> <span m='54730'>couple</span> <span m='55040'>years off,</span> <span m='55700'>started</span> <span m='56180'>working</span> <span m='56620'>as</span> <span m='57460'>a</span> <span m='57780'>secretary</span> <span m='58730'>and</span> <span m='58860'>other</span> <span m='59090'>various</span> <span m='59470'>positions--</span> <span m='59890'>as</span> <span m='59980'>a</span> <span m='60060'>nanny.</span> <span m='60980'>And</span> <span m='61220'>I</span> <span m='61300'>kept</span> <span m='61610'>finding</span> <span m='61940'>myself</span> <span m='62450'>needing</span> <span m='62800'>more</span> <span m='63480'>experience</span> <span m='63844'>and</span> <span m='64209'>needing</span> <span m='64689'>more--</span> <span m='66500'>just</span> <span m='66760'>really</span> <span m='66980'>wanting</span> <span m='67170'>more</span> <span m='67240'>fulfillment</span> <span m='67980'>in</span> <span m='68130'>my</span> <span m='68470'>job.</span> <span m='68950'>And</span> <span m='69130'>I</span> <span m='69200'>love</span> <span m='69500'>kids,</span> <span m='69970'>and</span> <span m='70150'>I</span> <span m='70220'>think</span> <span m='70460'>education</span> <span m='71020'>is</span> <span m='71350'>really</span> <span m='71730'>important</span> <span m='72570'>and</span> <span m='72660'>valuable.</span> <span m='73320'>And</span> <span m='73750'>so</span> <span m='74480'>I</span> <span m='74750'>decided</span> <span m='75180'>to</span> <span m='75460'>pursue</span> <span m='75610'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='76170'>What</span> <span m='76420'>do I</span> <span m='76710'>know</span> <span m='76840'>now</span> <span m='77100'>about</span> <span m='77310'>my</span> <span m='77390'>career</span> <span m='78000'>that</span> <span m='78110'>I</span> <span m='78270'>didn't</span> <span m='78530'>know</span> <span m='78670'>when</span> <span m='78840'>I</span> <span m='78920'>first</span> <span m='79280'>started?</span> <span m='81100'>It's</span> <span m='81590'>a</span> <span m='81700'>lifestyle.</span> <span m='82710'>It's</span> <span m='82940'>not</span> <span m='83160'>just</span> <span m='83390'>a</span> <span m='83460'>job.</span> <span m='83900'>It's</span> <span m='84230'>going</span> <span m='84390'>to</span> <span m='84700'>require</span> <span m='85440'>everything</span> <span m='85930'>I</span> <span m='86000'>have.</span> <span m='86590'>It's</span> <span m='86920'>going</span> <span m='87070'>to</span> <span m='87150'>be</span> <span m='87520'>my</span> <span m='87660'>life.</span> <span m='88070'>I</span> <span m='88150'>mean--</span> <span m='88980'>maybe</span> <span m='89220'>not</span> <span m='89430'>forever--</span> <span m='89850'>but</span> <span m='90210'>for</span> <span m='90640'>the</span> <span m='90730'>first</span> <span m='91030'>few</span> <span m='91270'>years</span> <span m='91670'>I'm</span> <span m='91770'>going</span> <span m='91920'>to</span> <span m='92000'>really</span> <span m='92220'>have</span> <span m='92460'>to</span> <span m='92550'>give</span> <span m='92760'>it</span> <span m='92880'>my</span> <span m='93040'>all.</span> <span m='93820'>And</span> <span m='94270'>put</span> <span m='94510'>my</span> <span m='94620'>whole</span> <span m='94960'>person</span> <span m='95410'>into</span> <span m='95740'>it,</span> <span m='95840'>because</span> <span m='96780'>kids</span> <span m='97070'>don't</span> <span m='97350'>really</span> <span m='97580'>care</span> <span m='98180'>how</span> <span m='98360'>much</span> <span m='98560'>you</span> <span m='98680'>know</span> <span m='99110'>until</span> <span m='99420'>they</span> <span m='99540'>know</span> <span m='99840'>how</span> <span m='99990'>much</span> <span m='100170'>you</span> <span m='100270'>care.</span> <span m='100780'>So</span> <span m='101010'>it's</span> <span m='101150'>really</span> <span m='101450'>important</span> <span m='102000'>that</span> <span m='102320'>they</span> <span m='102940'>feel</span> <span m='103210'>that</span> <span m='103480'>from</span> <span m='103870'>you.</span> <span m='104140'>So</span> <span m='104630'>you</span> <span m='104740'>have</span> <span m='104990'>to</span> <span m='105120'>really be</span> <span m='105360'>present.</span> </p>","file":{"id":361885,"video_id":"3248699231001","name":"2110-Ashley-p-StudentTeacher","duration":106952,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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