Well I just finished watching hours of videos and reading material on how to teach Elem. Math to young children. Who would have thought that there would be so much to teaching this stuff. I realized that knowing the information that you are teaching is only a small step in teaching it. If you are going to be a successful teacher you need to have many tools in your tool box. Every child learns in a different way and in order to reach out and teach every child you need to know many different ways of teaching the same material.
Not only do you have to do this because you care about children and you want them to get the most out of their education, but because it is the law. There are law that that say that every child must become sufficient in math and show progress every year. The way that the state knows if a teacher is doing a good job and reaching out to every child is by giving the children many tests, that in the end will show that specific child's progress over the year.
I believe that being a teacher is more than just teaching children the material that they need to know, but to teach every child the same material in a different. In a way that reaches every child so that the information stick with them throughout their year.