17 November 2013
Interview Paper: Teaching
My chosen career for interviewing is teaching, whether it be kindergarten to high school, teaching covers many age groups. I was able to get three interviews that allowed me to have some diversity. My first interview was a Principal (Marybeth), at one time she was a teacher, later moved up to Principal. My second interview was a Kindergarten teacher (Bonnie) at a small Catholic school. Lastly I spoke with a middle school teacher (Jaime) who teaches intercity kids that come from bad homes and often have more challenges.
I, myself have always had a soft spot for smaller children, although I like the high school age as well, I do not feel as though they are as receptive to change as the younger children. Therefore I wanted to know what age group my interviewees like best and there is an overall favor for Kindergarten but one likes the high school age group for the sassiness that the age naturally brings. She said “There’s never a dull moment, but plenty of teachable ones” The rest of the interview answers tend to be gear to the appropriate age groups that the ladies like best.
Let’s start with Marybeth, having been a teacher on to principal and now retired, knew she wanted to be a teacher from the time she started baby sitting at age 13. She loved teaching because of the impact one person can make on a child. She believes that working with kindergarteners you can really help build their foundation which enables them to succeed in school. Teaching to her isn’t a job, it’s who she is, which is why her strength’s as a teacher are love and understanding. While she enjoyed teaching the most frustrating part of it was all the paperwork she had to do, while she understood its purpose it was sometimes just too much. But the rewards of coming to work every day with smiling faces of the children and knowing they are smiling because of the environment she has created for them outweighs...