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Montana teacher and her class

What do teachers teach us? Well, they teach us math, science, English, spelling, reading, geography, and lots of other subjects. Do they teach us anything else? Teachers help us learn how to share, communicate, do research, meet deadlines, and so much more. All of these qualities are important in every day life.

Now, youíre probably asking how all of this relates to agriculture. How could a farmer sell his wheat if he didnít know how to do math? How could a veterinarian treat an animal if she didnít know any science? How could an equipment dealer sell his tractors if he didnít know how to communicate with others? So, you can see how teachers give us skills that help us to be successful in life.

At Western Montana College (WMC) in Dillon, there is a program to train teachers for the big job that they accomplish. Students at WMC can either learn to be elementary, secondary (high school), or physical education teachers. Elementary teachers would teach Kindergarten to eighth grade. Secondary teachers have high school classes. Iím sure you know what physical education (p.e.) teachers teach.

Students enrolled in the program at WMC take classes that teach them about the subjects that they teach you. Some of these classes are math, English, computers, history, geography, science and art. Teachers also take classes that help them learn HOW to teach these subjects. Wow, can you imagine learning all of that?

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