Let's celebrate the remarkable women and men who ignite the flames of curiosity within young minds and nurture their potential. Through this fascinating activity, students will discover the essential skills that teachers wield to create transformative learning experiences.

From effective communication and classroom management to the art of fostering creativity and cultivating a love for learning, students will gain insight into the diverse talents that make their teachers extraordinary. Through this enlightening experience, students will gain a newfound appreciation for the transformative power of education and the indelible mark left by their outstanding teachers.

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Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 7 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing and colour pencils

In this activity, your students will learn and research about the critical and different skill sets teachers possess to educate, guide and inspire the leaders of the future ... them!

It will help your child or student:

  1. Develop an appreciation for community helpers: By learning about the work of teachers, children can develop an understanding and appreciation for the critical role teachers and other educators play in society.
  2. Enhance their soft skills: Learning about the soft skills teachers require, such as patience, adaptability, and being culturally aware, can help children develop and emulate these skills.
  3. Learn about the teaching field: By learning about the hard skills required by teachers, such as different subject knowledge, lesson planning, and computer skills, children can understand the teaching field and the different career paths available within it.
  4. Inspire future careers: Learning about the work of teachers can inspire children to pursue careers in education or other community helper professions, allowing them to impact their communities positively.

Classroom Resources

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about the teaching profession and the different skills one needs to do a good job. Here's a fun lesson plan:
  1. Roles and Responsibilities Brainstorming: Begin the lesson by asking students what they think their teachers do in the classroom. Write down their responses on the whiteboard or flipchart. Engage the students briefly about the various tasks and responsibilities they believe teachers have. Encourage them to share their personal experiences or observations.
  2. Role-Playing: Divide the class into small groups and assign each group a specific role or responsibility of an elementary teacher (e.g., creating lesson plans, conducting parent-teacher conferences, preparing classroom materials, etc.). Instruct each group to create a short skit or role-play demonstrating their assigned task. They can use props or act out scenarios to showcase what teachers do in those situations.
  3. Reflection and Conclusion: Distribute index cards or small strips of paper to each student. Ask them to reflect on what they have learned and write down one thing they appreciate or admire about their elementary teachers. Collect the cards and read a few responses aloud, fostering a sense of gratitude and admiration for teachers. Conclude the lesson by emphasizing the importance of teachers in their education and personal growth. Encourage students to express appreciation for their teachers.

Here is a video about how teachers have changed the lives of children:

Here's a wonderful video about "What makes a teacher great?"

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable activity pack consists of 3 creative printable worksheets for your students or children to learn about teaching skills. Here's what it consists of:

  • 2 Teacher Skills (Superpowers) Review Sheets.
  • 1 Teacher Heroes' Gear Creative Sheets.

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