Job Shadow

Essay by blhenry January 2014

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English 11

January 14, 2014

Job Shadow Analysis Essay

Today, January 13, 2014, I selected to job shadow Mrs. King of Halifax Area High School because I couldn't find anyone to shadow in the career of my choosing, but Mrs. King had to go schooling for forensics in order to become a biology teacher. I wasn't really too interested in job shadowing a biology teacher because that's not what I'm looking to go to college for, but Mrs. King gave me great insight as to what people have to do in order to receive their degree in forensics. I spent the day watching and helping Mrs. King teach and how her typical day works. During the interview, I asked her questions, and she answered, as she was going along with her lesson plans but I wasn't able to catch it all. Instead of learning all about becoming a forensic technician, I certainly learned a lot about becoming a teacher.

And maybe, just maybe, that's what I would like to do for the rest of my life. My favorite experience of the day was interacting with all different types of people and how different each class is from each other.

Bright and early in the morning, Mrs. King will arrive to school and often perform hallway duty with Mrs. Enders until she has to be in her room to take attendance. Once she collects her morning attendance, Mrs. King will prepare her lesson plans for the day and quiet down her students. After they are all calmed down, then she will present her lesson plans to her students. Depending on the length of the day, the level of the day, and how many students are in the classroom will depend on what the day will bring and how many assignments she...