“A primary school teacher teaches children between the ages of 3 and 11 years” (Ahmed, 2010, para. 1). It is one of the core responsibilities of the primary teachers to do proper grooming of the children of the above-mentioned age. For this purpose, primary teachers apply their learned skills and knowledge in the behavioral and mental grooming of the children. Primary teachers make use of informal and friendly teaching methods to make the pupil learn (Hayes, 2009, p. 16). Primary school is the first place for parents or teachers who seek some kind of information related to teaching.
Primary teachers educate the children the importance of getting good grades. The age of 6 to 12 is a very crucial age for the children and if they become aware of the importance of good grades at this point of time, they excel in their future by trying to achieve good grades in higher classes.
Another responsibility of primary teachers is to create awareness among the children about the importance of good behavior. Teachers make the students know how they should deal with their friends and family members. They also teach them what are good behaviors and what characteristics make a person acceptable in a society.
To enter into the profession of primary teaching, a person must possess some basic skills and knowledge. A primary teacher needs to have knowledge about different learning and teaching styles that he can use to teach the students. The people interested in the profession of primary teaching need to show the evidence of interpersonal abilities and leadership skills. “Teacher leadership is an inseparable part of a teachers daily life” (Can, 2010, para. 2).
A primary teacher must be able to communicate effectively with both the students and the parents. He should have understanding of different stages of child development and the behaviors associated with those development