About Teacher Cadets

  • This blog was created for a student in a high school who is participating in the Teacher Cadet Program.

    The primary goal of the Teacher Cadet Program is to encourage students to consider teaching as a career. A secondary goal is to provide these students insights about teachers and schools so that they will be civic advocates of education.

    This blog was created for the student to share learning, insights, questions, and experiences they gain as they participate in the program. Links to other classroom participants are included.

    The class blog is located at: Teacher Cadets

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Hi Jan,

You are absolutely right! Flexibility is so important in the classroom, especially with elementary students. You certainly have learned right away how important a characteristic that is for a teacher.

As a matter of fact, it seems that in this first week, you've learned so much. You also found that once you are in the classroom, your own "concerns" usually move to the back burner so to speak. The kids (especially a group of third graders) have to come first.

I was wondering how you felt about teaching now that you have been there a short time? Are you enjoying your time there? Do you like being with the kids?




I loved reading your comments about teachers having to be flexible. It really is true that you don't know how flexible until you are in the thick of things!

You're also right about how kids can lift your spirits! That is one reason that I am in education.

After what you have observed so far, can you see yourself do this every day?

Mrs. Tincher

Susan Stamps

I'm glad that you remember to be flexible! It is so important along with so many other characteristics a good teacher should have. Working with the younger students can be such a joy. They are lucky to have you. Keep up the good work!


Thank you all so much for your encouragement and tips. I am enjoying it very much, and I would love to do this as a career in the future. I do realize, however, that one hour is a lot shorter than an entire school day. The kids are great and they show respect for their teacher at all times from what I have seen. This is a great group of third graders and I am very grateful for the experience I am getting from helping in the mornings. I am learning a lot of new methods for teaching, as well as reading programs that really do work.

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