When you think about a teacher, you automatically think about someone who teaches kids for a living. Being a teacher doesn’t have to be just teaching children on a daily basis. Teachers are the reasons why a lot of children have grown to love learning and appreciate the effort their teacher has put into their education. Teachers are very important in today’s society and they do a lot for everyone. Teachers aren’t just there to make lesson plans, grade papers, and write on black-boards. Teachers are around because they want to give children a proper education.
Teachers have the power to change the world and to make a difference in the student's life. Teacher is a facilitator of knowledge, motivator, advisor and a positive person that can improve the student's education. I decided to pursue the career of education because I have the desire to help others. I also have the ambition to provide encouragement and support to the people that need it. Becoming a teacher means more than sharing my knowledge to the students. It is a commitment with society to shape the performance and learning of future generations.
This project was exciting to complete, as we rarely have prepared anything like this before. Beginning by looking at the roster of students, I was able to recognize how I would group the students. I knew, however, that I wanted to avoid groups larger than five students. I also understood, from the ideas of many education classes that the best pedagogical solution would be to include a mixture of performance levels. Because of these implications, my first set of groupings consisted of the grade of the student, followed by a break down of their level.
What is a teacher? A teacher is someone who provides education for students, someone who delivers a message for the future generation and someone who is willing to strive to help students expand their knowledge. However, not all teachers are the same. The fact that each teacher has her own personality, style and interaction with students makes the teachers come in three different types.
At the very beginning, of when hearing about First Year Experience I was indifferent about going. I knew that if I attended FYE then I would not get my summer after my high school career. Instead, I would graduate high school and then enter school again, but sooner than others. I do wish I had a long summer before entering school again, yet living in the experience now changes my whole outlook of entering college early. There are the good times, bad times, stressful times, and the sad times. One just has to take it all in and try their best to process what happens. I, myself, has done that, and still am doing, since starting the summer program. And with every decision I make, they’re either a benefit or a toll on my body both physically and mentally.
I think this question begs to realize why “success” and retention are issues in the first place, and that that realization is different for faculty than it is for the administration. I’ve been present at numerous faculty meetings outlining why these two things are at odds, and how we can unite them. I’ve read multiple studies on why students drop out, and heard anecdotes about what colleges and faculty do to keep community college students in school. “Success” is much more subjective than retention, which is a numbers game. Retention also provides a measurement for something as abstract as success. Ultimately, I often feel at a loss as to how to define success or bridge the college’s goals with the student’s goals, and my lack of experience shows up most conspicuously here. Over my four years at this college, I have learned to deal with this issue in two ways, and both directly deal with the students: one is to approach the issue through providing outside support, and the other is by providing inside support. This means something particular to me and there are numerous strategies I employ for each.
(Graduates of Saint Joseph’s University class of 2020, I, Nicole Schall welcome you here today to this wonderful celebration. It is so nice to see all of your smiling faces together one last time. I would like to thank President Reed, the administration, and that crazy professor who almost who almost failed me freshman year for the opportunity to speak here today. The one who almost caused me not to be standing here today. First and foremost, graduates, congratulations on all of your achievements thus far. Parents, professors, friends and family you should be proud of each and every graduate sitting here on St. Mary’s lawn today. Give yourself a round of an applause. (round of applause sound effect) Can you believe it is already graduation? Time really does fly when you’re having fun am I right? I can only speak for myself, but I’m sure many will agree with me that freshman move-in day seems like yesterday. But truth be told you all have grown since freshman move-in day, not just in height, or from the freshman fifteen, you are all smarter, brighter, and ready to take on the world.)
Congratulations to my fellow graduates and their parents and guardians. The only way out is through and we did it. I am proudly standing here as valedictorian of the first graduating class here at Humanities III. Before I begin, I would like to offer specials thanks to the staff and faculty who have journeyed along with us and kept our heads on straight, especially those who have stuck by us for these past four years.
A teacher is one who nurtures her students and guides them to deep understanding of the world around them. As a teacher, I want to help the whole child grow and build a foundation for future learning. Children are the future and it is my job to prepare them for the real world.
A teacher can be a parent, an experience or a teacher or professor. As The Post-Standard, a blog-sharing site, have posted, being a teacher is not only a job, it is a lifestyle. Thus, it requires passion and dedication and that there’s more to it than being a profession. They are the ones who shapes us and our future. That’s why they have existed for many centuries. They constantly motivate and empower us. They continue to make a difference in the lives of many
I remember coming back from school after taking our final exam in geology my best friend who I thought of him as my brother and I. I remember that day as if it was yesterday I still feel like going through the actions over and over every time I go to sleep. It was a really hot day, the sun was so hot and the air was so dry. We meat out side of the school talked about how we performed on our tests and how our answers were. We were joking laughing having fun. Until he said that he had to leave with someone he knew to get some stuff for his brother whose coming back from the United States. It was that day and that moment when I felt something so horrible that made me ask him to go home and let me go with him to get
“In the end, all learners need your energy, your heart, and your mind. They have that in common because they are young humans. How they need you, however, differs. Unless we understand and respond to those differences, we fail many leaners” (Tomlinson, 2001, p. 15). In the beginning of the year, my students and I got through the highly anticipated first few days of school full of expectations, community builders, and fun, when I quickly learned I had a classroom of “math haters.” When I surveyed my class, I found out the majority of my students thought math was boring and hard, and there was a strong dislike of math. While I collected my own data on them as well, via grades and watching how they worked, I realized
While a new year means new beginnings—changing to a new calendar, signing up for a new gym membership, and struggling to remember to write 2016 on our checks—markets are starting 2016 off with the same growth concerns and heightened volatility that made the second half of last year a challenging one for investors. In fact, the calendar year 2015 was highlighted by essentially flat returns across stocks (S&P 500 advanced 1.4%), bonds (Barclays Aggregate Bond Index advanced 0.6%), and cash (which returned 0.2%). Notably, this was the first time in over 60 years that all three major investment categories were simultaneously unchanged—plus or minus 2%—over a full calendar year.
English class seemed to be the most dreadful to take within school. Writing essays for most of my grade in a class is not what I was looking forward too. When I entered college I knew that it would be one of many challenging classes I would have to take. Starting from the lowest English class to moving on up, the writing assignments became longer and more thought out. The time came when I got into this class that I knew more work was going to have to be put into essays and thus brought out what I had not seen before in my work progress.