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3RD GRADE TEACHER: Be Flexible And Able To Multi-Task

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As a 3rd Grade Teacher, one must be flexible and willing to teach all subjects, including Music, Art and Computers. There is little preparatory time and a ton of paper workload everyday. There is always some education to add to your career. So school is never truly finished and remaining certified means certain obligations must be met through the state of residence.

Degree: Education
Job Title: 3rd Grade Teacher
Employer: St. Peter's School

Job Summary: Elementary-Middle School Teachers, Except Special Education

Job Description

A teacher has the unique and special responsibility of helping to develop and mold the lives of students. Teaching should be something you love to do, as opposed to being just a job. Students will appreciate a teacher with a passion for their subject, as this passion is infectious, and makes students more receptive to what is being taught.

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Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

All states require public school teachers to have a state-issued certification or license. Most states require teachers to major in a content area, such as math or science. Some states require etachers to have a master’s degree for career advancement. All states offer an alternative route to certification for people who already have a bachelor’s degree but lack the education courses required for certification.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$30,000 - $80,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Creativity, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills, Public speaking ability, Empathy

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m='15520'>past</span> <span m='15880'>three</span> <span m='16079'>years,</span> <span m='16530'>third</span> <span m='16700'>grade.</span> </p><p><span m='18590'>My</span> <span m='18750'>day</span> <span m='19240'>typically</span> <span m='20360'>is</span> <span m='20720'>chaotic.</span> <span m='22390'>I</span> <span m='23370'>had</span> <span m='23670'>34</span> <span m='24250'>students.</span> <span m='24575'>Now</span> <span m='24900'>I'm</span> <span m='25105'>down</span> <span m='25410'>to</span> <span m='25500'>32.</span> <span m='28012'>My</span> <span m='28580'>typical</span> <span m='29000'>day</span> <span m='29330'>consists</span> <span m='30630'>of</span> <span m='31460'>teaching</span> <span m='31810'>all</span> <span m='31950'>the</span> <span m='32030'>subjects,</span> <span m='33080'>including</span> <span m='33620'>art,</span> <span m='34140'>music,</span> <span m='34860'>computer,</span> <span m='36260'>even</span> <span m='36560'>library--</span> <span m='37040'>we</span> <span m='37140'>have</span> <span m='37270'>to</span> <span m='37376'>take</span> <span m='37483'>our</span> <span m='37590'>students</span> <span m='38060'>there--</span> <span m='39510'>so</span> <span m='39770'>basically,</span> <span m='40200'>we</span> <span m='40400'>have</span> <span m='40940'>one</span> <span m='42660'>prep</span> <span m='43330'>a</span> <span m='43440'>week,</span> <span m='44260'>which</span> <span m='44660'>is PE,</span> <span m='45680'>for 30</span> <span m='45970'>minutes.</span> </p><p><span m='48010'>Prior</span> <span m='48610'>to</span> <span m='48780'>teaching</span> <span m='49090'>at</span> <span m='49210'>St. Peter's,</span> <span m='49810'>I</span> <span m='49890'>was</span> <span m='50090'>the</span> <span m='50200'>Catapult</span> <span m='50910'>teacher</span> <span m='51320'>here</span> <span m='51580'>at</span> <span m='51720'>St. Peter's</span> <span m='52670'>and</span> <span m='52870'>at</span> <span m='52890'>St. Charles.</span> <span m='54400'>I</span> <span m='54850'>also</span> <span m='55120'>was</span> <span m='55300'>the</span> <span m='55350'>supervisor</span> <span m='56860'>for</span> <span m='57150'>other</span> <span m='57410'>teachers</span> <span m='57810'>that</span> <span m='58330'>taught</span> <span m='58630'>Catapult,</span> <span m='59050'>which</span> <span m='59240'>is</span> <span m='59340'>also</span> <span m='59560'>Title</span> <span m='59860'>I</span> <span m='62270'>tutoring,</span> <span m='63480'>where</span> <span m='63830'>we</span> <span m='63930'>go</span> <span m='64200'>into</span> <span m='64310'>schools</span> <span m='64580'>and</span> <span m='64709'>we</span> <span m='64970'>tutor</span> <span m='65410'>and</span> <span m='65490'>try</span> <span m='65570'>to</span> <span m='65650'>help</span> <span m='65850'>the</span> <span m='65930'>students.</span> <span m='67700'>Prior</span> <span m='68220'>to</span> <span m='68370'>that,</span> <span m='68850'>I</span> <span m='68980'>taught</span> <span m='69470'>preschool</span> <span m='70140'>at</span> <span m='70410'>Head Start</span> <span m='71030'>here</span> <span m='71350'>at</span> <span m='71720'>San Francisco</span> <span m='72780'>and</span> <span m='73120'>then</span> <span m='73310'>a</span> <span m='73380'>year</span> <span m='73630'>in</span> <span m='73690'>Buffalo,</span> <span m='74730'>New York,</span> <span m='75010'>which</span> <span m='75160'>is</span> <span m='75260'>where</span> <span m='75380'>I'm</span> <span m='75450'>from.</span> <span m='76690'>And</span> <span m='77230'>I</span> <span m='77360'>also</span> <span m='77770'>taught</span> <span m='78130'>preschool</span> <span m='78700'>in</span> <span m='79020'>a</span> <span m='79110'>day care</span> <span m='79520'>setting</span> <span m='80000'>for</span> <span m='81000'>two</span> <span m='81160'>years.</span> </p><p><span m='83620'>I</span> <span m='84440'>don't</span> <span m='84690'>have</span> <span m='84850'>my</span> <span m='84960'>master's.</span> <span m='85215'>I</span> <span m='85470'>have a</span> <span m='85785'>BA</span> <span m='85942'>in</span> <span m='86100'>education.</span> <span m='87100'>I'm</span> <span m='87470'>certified--</span> <span m='87960'>or</span> <span m='88450'>I</span> <span m='88550'>was</span> <span m='88810'>certified</span> <span m='89660'>in</span> <span m='89870'>New York State,</span> <span m='90670'>pre-K</span> <span m='91060'>through</span> <span m='91200'>sixth</span> <span m='91520'>grade--</span> <span m='92570'>but</span> <span m='92820'>in</span> <span m='92950'>New York State</span> <span m='93740'>you</span> <span m='93910'>have</span> <span m='94210'>to</span> <span m='94920'>get</span> <span m='95200'>your</span> <span m='95650'>master's</span> <span m='96110'>within</span> <span m='96290'>five</span> <span m='96550'>years,</span> <span m='96940'>and</span> <span m='97010'>I moved</span> <span m='97530'>here.</span> <span m='97810'>So</span> <span m='98370'>I</span> <span m='98490'>was</span> <span m='98790'>almost</span> <span m='99520'>finished</span> <span m='100060'>in</span> <span m='100240'>special ed--</span> <span m='101120'>having</span> <span m='101320'>a</span> <span m='101370'>master's</span> <span m='101720'>in</span> <span m='101810'>special ed--</span> <span m='102330'>but</span> <span m='102560'>then</span> <span m='102720'>I</span> <span m='102820'>moved,</span> <span m='103560'>and</span> <span m='103680'>I</span> <span m='103750'>didn't</span> <span m='104060'>continue</span> <span m='104460'>on.</span> <span m='105750'>So</span> <span m='106360'>right</span> <span m='106640'>now</span> <span m='106820'>I</span> <span m='106910'>have</span> <span m='107090'>a</span> <span m='107140'>provisional</span> <span m='107750'>certification</span> <span m='108790'>in</span> <span m='108890'>California,</span> <span m='109800'>and</span> <span m='110040'>I</span> <span m='110120'>will</span> <span m='110310'>lose</span> <span m='110600'>it</span> <span m='110820'>if</span> <span m='110970'>I</span> <span m='111070'>don't</span> <span m='111740'>do</span> <span m='112200'>a</span> <span m='112220'>few</span> <span m='112520'>other</span> <span m='112740'>things</span> <span m='113030'>I</span> <span m='113070'>need</span> <span m='113220'>to</span> <span m='113310'>do</span> <span m='113600'>to</span> <span m='114310'>keep</span> <span m='114510'>that</span> <span m='114680'>up.</span> </p><p><span m='118260'>What</span> <span m='118480'>do</span> <span m='118605'>you</span> <span m='118730'>wish</span> <span m='118970'>you</span> <span m='119060'>knew</span> <span m='119260'>when</span> <span m='119360'>you</span> <span m='119460'>started</span> <span m='119800'>your</span> <span m='119940'>career?</span> <span m='121690'>I</span> <span m='121790'>mean,</span> <span m='122020'>they</span> <span m='122160'>always</span> <span m='122530'>tell</span> <span m='122790'>you</span> <span m='123130'>that,</span> <span m='123410'>obviously</span> <span m='123810'>you're</span> <span m='123853'>not</span> <span m='123896'>going</span> <span m='123940'>to</span> <span m='124070'>be</span> <span m='124220'>paid</span> <span m='124500'>a</span> <span m='124560'>lot,</span> <span m='124900'>so</span> <span m='125100'>I</span> <span m='125240'>was</span> <span m='126200'>knowing</span> <span m='126345'>that</span> <span m='126490'>that</span> <span m='126590'>was</span> <span m='126860'>going</span> <span m='127130'>to</span> <span m='127270'>be.</span> <span m='128009'>But</span> <span m='129470'>the</span> <span m='129590'>paperwork</span> <span m='130610'>load</span> <span m='130970'>is</span> <span m='131230'>probably</span> <span m='132350'>the</span> <span m='132440'>one</span> <span m='132700'>thing</span> <span m='132920'>I</span> <span m='132960'>wish</span> <span m='133430'>they</span> <span m='133710'>told</span> <span m='133990'>me.</span> <span m='140360'>It's</span> <span m='140960'>different</span> <span m='141300'>every</span> <span m='141560'>day.</span> <span m='141800'>It's</span> <span m='141990'>not</span> <span m='142460'>you</span> <span m='142640'>just</span> <span m='143040'>plan</span> <span m='143430'>something,</span> <span m='143760'>and</span> <span m='143845'>that's</span> <span m='143930'>exactly</span> <span m='144350'>what's</span> <span m='144620'>going</span> <span m='144730'>to</span> <span m='144780'>happen.</span> <span m='145565'>It's</span> <span m='146310'>different</span> <span m='146690'>every</span> <span m='146940'>day,</span> <span m='147100'>so</span> <span m='147173'>you</span> <span m='147246'>have</span> <span m='147320'>to</span> <span m='147390'>be</span> <span m='147560'>very</span> <span m='147830'>flexible</span> <span m='148990'>and</span> <span m='149180'>willing</span> <span m='149480'>to</span> <span m='149590'>change</span> <span m='150040'>at</span> <span m='150670'>the</span> <span m='150830'>drop</span> <span m='151120'>of</span> <span m='151230'>a</span> <span m='151270'>hat.</span> </p><p><span m='152990'>But</span> <span m='153560'>it's</span> <span m='153830'>basically</span> <span m='154410'>a</span> <span m='154540'>life</span> <span m='155490'>job.</span> <span m='156220'>It's</span> <span m='157170'>24/7.</span> <span m='157610'>You</span> <span m='157700'>could</span> <span m='157890'>always</span> <span m='158210'>be</span> <span m='158340'>doing</span> <span m='159150'>something,</span> <span m='159420'>and</span> <span m='159690'>you'll</span> <span m='159970'>never</span> <span m='160270'>finish</span> <span m='160780'>everything</span> <span m='161100'>you</span> <span m='161210'>need</span> <span m='161380'>to</span> <span m='161440'>get</span> <span m='161600'>done</span> <span m='161810'>ever,</span> <span m='162530'>never.</span> <span m='165620'>Other</span> <span m='165840'>than</span> <span m='166020'>that,</span> <span m='166200'>I</span> <span m='166300'>think</span> <span m='167370'>that's</span> <span m='167670'>probably</span> <span m='168050'>the</span> <span m='168150'>one</span> <span m='168330'>thing</span> <span m='168520'>I</span> <span m='168560'>wasn't</span> <span m='168870'>ready</span> <span m='169130'>for.</span> <span m='170290'>To</span> <span m='170410'>be</span> <span m='170620'>effective,</span> <span m='171250'>you</span> <span m='171380'>need</span> <span m='171650'>to</span> <span m='171740'>be</span> <span m='172280'>putting</span> <span m='172720'>in</span> <span m='173750'>your</span> <span m='173940'>all,</span> <span m='174490'>and</span> <span m='174780'>sometimes</span> <span m='175280'>it's</span> <span m='175630'>straining</span> <span m='176230'>and</span> <span m='176600'>tiring.</span> </p>","file":{"id":167930,"video_id":"2705704998001","name":"124077924","duration":179212,"thumbnail_url":null}});