You Might Be An Elementary Ed Major If...
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You Might Be An Elementary Ed Major If...

8 Common Characteristics of Enthused El. Ed. Majors

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You Might Be An Elementary Ed Major If...

As an elementary education major myself, I have picked up on a few characteristics common among us future educators. As I will be sharing wisdom to people down the road as a teacher, it seams only fitting I share my wisdom with you all here and now.

1) You Loved School as a Kid

You were probably that one kid who genuinely enjoyed going to school everyday. You got excited when given an independent project, and could not wait to work on it when you got home. People probably cheated off of you in class, too, but you were so focused on the task at hand you were totally oblivious. It is a good thing you loved it, too, because you will be in the classroom the rest of your life!


2) You Love Reading

Any book you can get your hand on, you simply devour it. Reading is fun! You probably also talk about how reading is like escaping into another world. If you were anything like me, you probably created a reading nook in your childhood bedroom and spent all of your summer there.


3) You Are the Mom in your Friend Group

You make sure all of your friends are on task in class, and give people snacks.


4) You are a Helper

You love helping anyone you can, and if it involves explaining information you get way too giddy. People apologize for asking for so much help, but you honestly wish they would ask more.


5) You Get Excited When Passing an Elementary School

When in a new town, you immediately want to find all of the local schools. When you finally pass by them on a car ride, you can't contain your excitement and start babbling on about how excited you are to teach one day.


6) You Love Learning

As a child you may have watched educational videos for fun (Eye Witness videos and Animal Planet were my best friends), and read kid friendly science magazines.

7) You Were a Goody-Goody

All throughout primary school you were probably labeled a "goody-two-shoes," and this probably also drove you insane. I mean come on, rules were set for a reason people! You probably also despise when people cheat or disrespect a teacher, because you know some day you will be on the flip side.


8) You Love Kids

Obviously if you are going into a field literally revolving around children, you must love them. Growing up you probably took every babysitting job you could possibly manage and volunteered in child care facilities. Now people your age are starting to have kids, and you day dream about all of the baby time you'll get and the lessons you can teach them.




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