The choice of the first teacher for the child is no less important than the choice of school. Agree, the first teacher lays the child the impression of the school and the educational process as a whole. It seems to me that the desire to learn, the desire to master new knowledge depends on the child’s efforts and methods of work of this teacher.
It is also important to be an extremely delicate and careful teacher, because working with first-graders is a lot of work and responsibility. Children have just graduated from kindergarten, they need to get used to the new institution, get used to the new regime and the team.
At school, we plan to form the first five classes. Recently, we were invited to a presentation of the school, where all five teachers were presented to parents.
In addition to the standard set of qualities (responsibility, sociability, etc.) we were provided with information about education, work experience, rank and awards. It was also interesting to learn about extracurricular activities – many teachers are actively published (articles, teaching aids), take part in various trainings and seminars (as participants and presenters).
Personal reviews of parents are usually not far from the truth. After all, a teacher is not a product whose reputation can be deliberately spoiled by bad reviews by competitors. However, it’s still worth filtering this information, after all, parents are different, and children.
In this case, I tend to believe the opinion of the majority of people independent of each other. So, on the topic of teachers from our school, I talked with the mothers of children from the kindergarten group, several neighbors, looked at local forums.
By the way, I once graduated from the same school, and the teacher, on whom we chose, I remember from the time of my studies in elementary grades. She then led a parallel class and, by the way, has not changed at all over the years.
Periodically, I meet my teachers from high school, recently I asked them to recommend a good teacher for my daughter. And most of them, again, agreed.
For me it is important that it was pleasant to communicate with a person. And for those ten minutes of registration of daughter documents in school, I received only positive impressions.
At first I had to bring the documents into the office of the head teacher. And the teacher did not just send me, but spent me, making sure that I was not lost in the corridors of my own school. There was no head teacher on the spot, and after fifteen minutes of waiting, the teacher appeared again to clarify if everything was fine, why I was delayed.
I also noted the fact that she did not forget that I asked not to separate my daughter and her friend’s son. Without our reminders, at the first lesson of preschool preparation, they were put in one pair and put at the same desk.
I very much hope that we were not mistaken in the choice, and the first teacher of my daughter will be an excellent teacher and person. Anyway, so far I have no reason to doubt it.
And how did you decide on the choice of the first teacher for the child? Or do you not pay so much attention to this moment?