originally posted: 3.10.12
So some serious time has passed since my last post on this blog and in that time I have had the opportunity to grow and develop a lot as a teacher. In the past few months I have started my last semester of uni for my degree ever! Completed an 8 week placement in a grade 3 classroom ( and loved every second) and begun to apply for teaching jobs for next year.
In applying for jobs I have had to really consider what I value as a teacher and try to visualise where I see myself teaching. Do I want to work in a primary school? kindergarten? public school? child care? private school? rural or surburban school or a school in the city?
Would I be willing to work in a huge school (1000+) students?
Or a school with under 100 students?
Would working in a primary school now make it difficult to work in early childhood in the future? what about the other way around?
Since my placement experience I have mainly focused on applying for primary school positions in public schools however I have applied for many jobs and unfortunately have not yet had much success. It has been hard to find the motivation to keep on applying despite having so little success
however I am determined that in some way or another I will be a teacher next year. Wherever I end up I hope that it will be a place that I can feel comfortable and confident to continue my learning journey.
I have to just keep reminding myself that today’s decisions don’t have to dictate the rest of my life and I have to hope that potential employers will see the merit in having any experience even if it is not directly related to the field in which I am applying.