An Interview With Mrs.Durbois

By: Rachel Durbois

Teacher's Background

  • Teaches at Johnson Elementary
  • Third grade
  • Self- contained
  • Went to Salem state collage
  • Bachelors degree
  • Taught at Old Union Elementary for 1 year in 4th grade
  • Has taught at Johnson Elementary for 8 years, 3 years in secind grade and 5 years in third grade
  • Has taught for 10 years

More about Mrs.Durbois

  • Duties associated with job

Teaching, parent talking, lesson planning, writing research educational ideas

  • Day in the life of a teacher

Starts with welcoming the children, then moves on to a hands on math lesson, then to science, then move onto lunch and play where the teacher has an assigned duty, then on to reading workshop and writing, then to specials, (this is where the techer gets planning time), once the kids get back then do social studied. The school day is now over but Mrs. Durbois has tutoring after class.

  • Hours per week

55-60 hours per week

  • Biggest challenges

Unfocused children, engaging children and motivating them, behavior

  • Biggest rewards

When kids master lessons and kids get excited to learn

  • Self-motivation needed

Out of a scale from 1-10, 10 being the highest, it's a 10

  • Advice to someone pursuing teaching

You must be very patient, calm, good problem solver and a multitasker