What Does a Teacher Do?• Definition: A person who provides education to others• Quote: “Teachers play an important role in fostering the intellectual and social development of children.” - OOH• Statistic: The projected employment in 2018, according to OOH, is approximately 3,944,900.
What Is The NCLB Act• The No Child Left Behind or NCLB Act is an act passed by President George W. Bush to raise the number of students graduating college and high school. George W. Bush started NCLB, but President Obama has started his own campaign to increase literacy rates in the U.S.A called Race to The Top.
What are the affects of NCLB?• Literacy rates have increased, but teachers are in tight state because if the given percentage of students do not graduate, the teacher looses his or her job.• According to a article by Jack Hennings and Diane Stark, state and county officials say that children’s score are increasing, but they aren’t sure if the kids are truly learning anything.
What are some opinions of NCLB?• An article stated that teachers who have watched the school say that NCLB has ruined the school, putting the teachers and schools in a struggle. The act has also caused many teachers to cheat because of the risk they’re taking and loose their jobs. They also feel betrayed by President Obama and are frightened by the future of schools.
Why was the NCLB act passed• To improve education in public schools and increase employment in the U.S.
What are the Disadvantages of NCLB?• Students don’t get as much time in other subjects such as social studies or English, because NCLB forces schools to concentrate only on math and reading.
Math Teacher• My “topic” was NCLB. I tied this career with a teacher because the Act, passed originally by President George W. Busch, then continued by President Barack Obama, mainly affected educators and teachers. – -Median Annual wages range from $47, 100 ~ $51, 180 – The employment of teachers increase as the population of schools increase – Job opportunities for teachers vary – Related careers include – Preschool directors – Vocational teachers – Special education teachers
High School Career academies• I went to River Hill High School• I researched the Teacher Academy• I picked this career academy because the academy had an interesting program for the future teachers of America.
University of Maryland• College Park, Maryland• Tuition: $22,050• You need to have a bachelors degree with a 3.0 GPA, have taken Praxis I and II, have to have had experience with young children, and a strong background in certification area content.• School mascot is a turtle and is called the Terrapins.
Community Service• Fundraiser for a child in India• I did this because the child had four arms and four legs, and needed a surgery, but her parents couldn’t afford a surgery.
Prior Job Experience• Fashion designer assistant• Made sandwiches at subway• Worked as a waitress at Olive Garden• Packed bags at BJ’s• Graduated KUMON• Earned first place in Martin Luther King writing contest• Was on the Honor Roll in high school• Participated in Chorus• Created the Memory book in high school