I have been a professional IB PYP teacher for the last 5 years. I have taught young learners aged 10-12 years old.
As well as teaching, I’ve been a grade level coordinator. My main job is to lead the implementation of the IB programme in my grade level and work collaboratively with the team to plan the unit of inquiry and other homeroom subjects.
Teaching is a special calling. It is not a job well-suited to everyone. It needs passion to share and learn new things- to be a life long learner!
Here are my top ten reasons why I love teaching as my career choice:
- Sharing with students- inspiring them, too
- Fostering students to achieve their best
- Encouraging students with Special Needs and they can achieve their best
- Learning and getting inspiration from students
- Life long learning! Never stop learning- keep updated with new knowledge
- Stay younger
- Being more open-minded and listening more than talking
- Having reflection time to make me better year by year
- Sharing time with other teachers- discussing, debating, arguing
- Having long vacation time!
Taking action! That’s the most exciting part of my teaching and learning! My students and I work together to take into action what we have been learning! It’s great to see students put into action the knowledge, skills, profiles, attitudes they have learnt! My most memorable teaching experiences were PYP Exhibition (I was a teacher in charge for three years in a row!), Jogja Excursion (A week study tour! What a vacation!), Graduation Day! and Children Mini Conference on Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution!
When I am not busy, you can find me at my room reading or watching movies. If I am not in my room, I will probably go hiking with friends.
My favorite author is Laura Ingalls Wilder with her Little House in the Praire series (I have lost count how many times I have read it). Laura is a wonderful woman who has inspired me to be a teacher!!!
She was an American frontier girl who spent her childhood traveling west in a covered wagon. She wrote all of her books in pencil on yellow tablets.
She began teaching in the fall of 1882, when she was just 16 years old. She taught school in a cold, drafty, abandoned claim shanty.
I love watching movies. One of them is The Pursuit of Happyness- a movie about taking responsibility, having strong determination, struggling for the beloved ones, having trust to my self, how to love and to pursuit happiness.
I watched this movie in my classroom and my students to teach them the concept of happyness. It is quite challenging concept to teach but through watching this movie, my students understand that they need to believe in themselves and never stop giving up.
People have their own reasons to go hiking. I do hiking just simply because I love it! I love walking down the hills as well as hiking up to the top. I love adventure and challenge and feel very satisfied if I can conquer myself to be able to reach the final destination. I learn a lot about life when I do hiking; planning and setting up goals, having determination and faith to reach the goals, and stay humble when the goals have been reached.
Please feel free to contact me:
email: firstname.lastname@example.org; twitter: @almiratantri