On February 25, 2020, four of our students that were part of our Future Teachers of America club went to Ben Franklin elementary school to job shadow teachers. One of the students that attended this trip was Alexandra Cardenas, we asked her a few questions about her experience.
Q: How has job shadowing the teachers benefited your knowledge about teaching? A: “It has helped me see the different techniques and ways that teachers teach their students.”
Q: What is your favorite part of job shadowing the teacher? A: “I really like helping the kids with their work, and just being friendly to the kids because they always look up to the visitors.”
Q: Does job shadowing younger kids help you determine the age of students you prefer to teach? A: “If I would ever go into the teaching field I would like to teach elementary students because I love kids. I would probably prefer to teach kindergarten.”