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3 Myths About Teaching

ANYONE CAN TEACH? THREE MYTHS ABOUT TEACHING 70% Gender WHY DO TODAY'S TEACHERS TEACH? THERE ARE 30% 2.5 Million One of the most important reasons today's teachers teach is a "desire to work with young people." (73%) Teachers Female VS Male in America Age under 30 racial minority over 50 10% Race 13% 31-39 42% 21% 27% 87% white Myth 1: 40-49 ANYONE CAN TEACH Myth 3: Muth 2: TEACHER PREPARATION IS NOT MUCH USE TEACHERS DON'T WORK HARD ENOUGH WRONG! The idea is nonsense - try organizing a child's birthday party or chaperoning a high school dance! WRONG! Teachers have little time during the day for planning, locating materials, talking with parents, WRONG! Studies over the last 30 years show that fully prepared teachers are more highly rated meeting individually with students, or grading papers, they do all of these things after school hours, typically and more effective with students. well into the evenings or on weekends. References / Citations 1. "The Status of the American Brought to you by: Public School Teacher" National Education Association, 2006 Busy Teacher 2. "What Matters Most: Teaching for America's Future" National Commission on Teaching & .org America's Future, 1996 free printable worksheets for busy teachers 3. "Who Stays in Teaching and Why: www.busyteacher.org AB O a Review of the Literature on Teacher Retention" NRTA Harvard Report, 2005 DODC

3 Myths About Teaching

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Do you think that anyone can teach? Discover these three myths about teaching!

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