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A Career in Teaching - Early Childhood Teacher (Kaiako) Te Puna Reo (JTJS62011)
A Puna Reo is a full immersion te reo early childhood education centre with a strong focus on Maori culture and language. Katete from AUT is in Gisborne at Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti to learn more about the skills needed to teach in this specialised area. One of the essential skills is fluency in te reo because even if the children ask a question in English, it's the teacher's role to reply in te reo to help extend the child's language and learning. Katete meets the principal, or Tumuaki, of the centre, Natasha Koia, and is soon on the job with the first task of the day -- ensuring there are no hazards in the area before the children arrive. Then it's time to welcome the tamariki and start the session. The education also extends outside the Te Puna Reo and the children visit the marae next door and are regular visitors to the local gymnastics centre. Mat time is one of the few teacher-led activities while the remainder of the day, Te Puna Reo teachers follow the lead of the child and support them in whatever takes their interest. Keeping it interactive is a major focus of the day. The day ends when the parents arrive to pick up their tamariki and talk to the teachers about how the session has been. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career in Teaching - Early Childhood Teaching (JTJS52010)
Early childhood teaching is a career that can offer opportunities throughout New Zealand and Hannah Vickers from Otago Girls High School is keen to visit a local Dunedin kindergarten to find out more about this rewarding vocation. At the Grants Baes Kindergarten, Hannah meets head teacher Claire Woods to learn what makes a successful early childhood teacher. Claire explains the teacher's role is to allow the child to choose their activity then participate and encourage where necessary. The pre-school years are all about fostering confidence and independence that will support the children as they grow and develop. Along with creating a fun experience for the children, Claire explains it's also important to work alongside families and whanau to ensure all needs are met. And that becomes another rewarding aspect of the job, getting to know not just the children but the families too. After a day on the job, Claire has proven she's got what it takes and early childhood teaching is a career she can see herself enjoying. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career in Teaching - Resource Teacher in Learning and Behaviour (JTJS62012)
Abby from Bream Bay College joins Kerrie Lomas to find out about the role of a Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB). Kerrie explains her varied role involves supporting teachers and working with students who may have learning or behavioural problems reach their full potential. Kerrie moved into this role after a career as a primary and secondary school teacher and after gaining additional qualifications. She works with four primary and one secondary school in the Northland region and could be assisting students, teachers, schools or communities in her role. At One Tree Point School, Kerrie and Abby meet with a teacher who Kerrie has been working with who wants to find alternatives to using his voice in the classroom to direct his students. A session around non-verbal cues was undertaken and implemented and Kerrie is keen to find out if that has helped. Communication, listening to others, being open to new ideas and a knowledge of current research are just some of the skills needed for this role which requires a minimum of five years teaching experience and a post-graduate qualification. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career in Teaching - Performing Arts Teacher (JTJS62011)
Performing Arts Teacher David from Rongotai College enjoys dance and drama so is the perfect person to find out more about what it takes to be a performing arts teacher. He heads to Aotea College and meets Trey Salanoa, the teacher in charge of the school's Academy of Performing Arts. Trey explains the role involves helping young people engage in their learning through music, dance, drama and singing. "You have to make sure young people are motivated and interested in the task in front of them," she says. "By using dance, music and drama you can teach values of respect and self belief." David assists Trey with her first class of the day, a dance class. The class is split into groups and Trey and David step back a little but are on hand to empower the students to explore their creativity as they choreograph their own dances. Being organised and well planned is a key part of this role so Trey sets David the task of planning for the next class, a Polynesian dance group. David prepares his research and takes the class teaching them a new dance. The aim is to extend the students outside their comfort zone to engage and show appreciation for other cultures. Next up is a drama class followed by a music group which has been working on a performance for six weeks and is now ready to present. A passion and heart for teaching are keys to success in this career. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career in Teaching - Secondary School Teacher (JTJS52010)
Daniel from Onslow College is along to check out the 150th career profiled on Just the Job when he spends a day on the other side of the classroom situation learning the ropes of a secondary school teacher. Joining science and biology teacher Matthew Easterbrook at Wellington High School, Daniel is quickly into the classroom and observing the first of five classes for the day, a year nine science class. He needs to watch carefully because the next class, he's going to be the teacher! Matthew explains the role of a secondary school teacher has changed over the years from being teacher dominated to allowing students to learn in the way that works best for them. If the teacher is passionate about the subject, this will engage students and they'll enjoy it too, he says. Following a year 13 biology class, Daniel joins a year 11 physics class where forces are being investigated. To demonstrate how powerful different forces can be, a tug of war experiment is set up between the students with an interesting result. It's all part of a day in the life of a secondary school teacher and leaves Daniel with a much better appreciation of his own teachers back at Onslow College. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career in Teaching - School Principal (JTJS62012)
Keely from Kings College is passionate about education and keen to find out what's involved in running a school so she visits Wymondley Road Primary School in Otara and meets Tone Kolose who helms a vibrant multicultural school of predominantly Maori and Pacific Island students. Tone has been principal of the school for 11 years. He explains his leadership role includes building relationships with the students and their families plus ensuring the curriculum is being delivered by the teaching staff. Another major aspect of his work involves administration encompassing the school property and finances. Tone believes connecting with the students is crucial and part of that is making sure they are achieving as they should be. Keely learns about the testing done within the school to check how students are achieving and gets hands on when she reviews a vocabulary test with a student. Leadership within the school and creating a programme to involve parents and whanau in teaching strategies is all part of Tone's dedication to his role. Keely has gained a real insight into what it takes to succeed in the varied and rewarding role of a school principal. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career as an Educational Psychologist
Fascinated by how children develop, Hayley Thompson from Onehunga High School is the perfect candidate to investigate the role of an educational psychologist. It's a rewarding career that involves looking at how children learn and develop socially, emotionally and behaviourally and assisting them and their families where needed. Hayley joins Ministry of Education educational psychologist Sarah McGregor to find out more about the job. Sarah will be taking her to along to review the case of an 11-year-old boy, Jake, who has some behavioural issues in the classroom. Together they start off with a visit to his mother to learn more about what's been happening. This is an important aspect of what Sarah does because it's ideal that the family are involved and everyone is working together. It also allows the educational psychologist to find out more about the routines and environment at home. Sarah uses a variety of assessments to investigate Jake's behaviour then calls an Individual Education Planning (IEP) meeting where a range of people involved with Jake from his mother to his teacher are able to discuss the next steps. The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people and influence change is one of the positive aspects of this career. There are also continuous opportunities to learn and many areas to specialise in. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
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