How to be a primary teacher and what is it like to be a primary school teacher in the 21st century? Well, it’s possibly very different to what you remember from school and definitely one of the few jobs in the United Kingdom that allows you to make a difference, and make the world a better place, every single working day. After becoming a primary school teacher you will be able to have a huge positive effect on young people’s lives, so much so, that they may well indeed remember you into their adulthood and even for the rest of their time on Earth.
You will get to: inspire, educate, nurture and support children’s minds, emotions and social skills. You will plan activities that get them excited about learning, making sure all abilities in the class achieve through the fun and informative delivery of your lessons. You will check their work and let them know what they have done well and what they can do to improve next time. You will play a vital role, working in a close-knit team within a local community helping and supporting the families in that area. Sadly, most information on the web to do with how to be primary school teacher is so hard to understand and so sterile, dry and boring that I believe it actually puts a lot of people off joining. Funnily enough, this is the exact opposite of what a great primary school teacher should be and the exact opposite of how we communicate here at The Future Teacher Foundation.