Classroom Teacher to Private Educator
Attention classroom teachers! Have you thought about teaching kids one-on-one? Many classroom skills cross over seamlessly to home-based private education. Let’s compare classroom teaching with the day-to-day of a home-based private educator.
When working in a private home, your daily routine will be more organic. You will follow a routine that meets the full spectrum of social and emotional needs. Nutrition, activity, rest, and education all play a key part in managing the day successfully. This flow will be familiar if you have experience with the Whole Child approach.
You may be working with siblings, each with different developmental capacities and learning goals. You may already be well prepared if you are experienced in differentiation or leveled grouping.
Just as you would do in the classroom, you’re going to prep and tidy any spaces that were utilized. Your workspaces will undoubtedly extend into the children’s areas, kitchen, outdoors, and possibly the laundry room. This is a great opportunity to work on Montessori Practical Life skills.
One of the highlights of working in a private home is the parent partnership. There are limited interactions with parents as a classroom teacher. As a private educator, you get to celebrate the daily wins. There are many opportunities to touch base with parents throughout the day, and it’s very rewarding to share good news and milestones.
A built-in community is one bonus to classroom teaching. When working in a home as a private educator, your social circle is limited at first. The great news is that there are countless private educator communities to join. The opportunity for classes, play dates, lessons, and support extends far beyond the front door.
*If you need help creating connections with other private educators, please reach out to Starling Agency.
Bring that laminator out of storage, my friends! This is your chance to be creative. Creativity in the classroom is sometimes limited by time. As a home-based private educator, your time is much more flexible. This is your chance to explore thematic units and experiential lessons!
Working as a home-based private educator is extremely rewarding! If you are interested in working one-on-one with children as a private educator, we encourage you to contact Starling Agency to discuss opportunities today.
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