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Jakarta Post

What qualities should preschool teachers have?

  • Steve Bauer


Jakarta   /   Sun, September 14 2008   /  09:59 am

When most new teachers first enter a classroom, they are faced with a terrifying realization: they have the capacity to impact, shape and affect their students' lives forever. This is certainly true no matter what age group a teacher receives; however, it is even a greater truth for a teacher working in preschool classrooms because this is the time the first impressions regarding the educational process are experienced by children. For parents, the critical aspects they should consider as the third party in their child's education are -- does my child feel comfortable in the classroom? Is my child accepted as an individual, and, is the teacher sensitive to my child's needs? What parents are hoping for, and deserve to receive from any school and any teacher is the same thing: the bond, the bridge, the connection between the home and the school. These three questions can be add...