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  • 1. Teaching as a Career for Educational Psychology Students Carlo Magno, Phd. Professor of Educational Psychology
  • 2. The Teacher Thirty years ago he began teaching Young children in their three and fours He didn’t know much about children at first, But over time learned more and more. He gave them hugs and wiped their tears, And never left them alone; He guided them through the small things, Which often turned out to be milestones.
  • 3. His first students are all grown now, And he waves to them when they pass; There’s a banker, a writer, a lawyer, an artist, and parents with children in her class. To those who ask if he plays all day, he says with a gleam in her eye That he teaches bankers to add and subtract, And Artists the color of the sky
  • 4. He teaches the alphabet to writers And lawyers what it means to be fair; He teaches politicians to take their turn, And executives how to share. He knows that what’s learned in the sand-box will influence them for years to come; It’s the little things that shape them, So impressionable are the young.
  • 5. If you took work with children, And dance and sing and play Don’t forget that you shape the future By who you teach today.
  • 6. Goals in teaching – Service to the country – Developing the future leaders of the country Opportunities: Is it easy to apply in schools? CHED national trends on teaching as job – 2nd to the highest paid job in the Philippines
  • 7. Skills Needed as Teachers Classroom Management
  • 8. Skills Needed as Teachers Teaching Strategies, methods, techniques
  • 9. Skills Needed as Teachers Lesson Planning
  • 10. Skills Needed as Teachers Assessment
  • 11. Advantages of Educational Psychology majors as teachers Contemporary Psychological Perspectives Motivating students Assessment of complex traits of students Developmental levels Individual differences Intervention on Problematic students Research
  • 12. Requirements Preschool or Grade school Pass the LET before permanency (private schools) Passed the LET (Public schools) High School Pass the LET before permanency (private schools) with specialized subject area Passed the LET (Public schools) with specialized subject area Higher Education Master Degree (Assistant Professor) PhD/Ded Degree (Associate Professor→Full Professor)
  • 13. Characteristics Needed Proactive – take responsibility
  • 14. Characteristics Needed Begin with an end in mind – define your mission and goals in life
  • 15. Characteristics Needed Put first things first - Prioritize and do the most important things first.
  • 16. Characteristics Needed Think Win-Win - Have an "everyone-can-win" attitude
  • 17. Characteristics Needed Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood - Listen to people sincerely
  • 18. Characteristics Needed Synergize - Work together to achieve more
  • 19. Characteristics Needed Sharpen the Saw - Renew yourself regularly
  • 20. Going back to the basic things: “Everything I need to know I learned in Kindergarten” Love for learning, Passion for teaching, & care for people