I am writing to you to express my intent to take up professional studies at Jackson State University. I am aspiring to pursue a Doctor of Education with a specialization in Early Childhood at your esteemed university. I have over four year experience working in the education field. I have dedicated my life to the area of Education in the field of Early Childhood. I believe that pursuing a Doctorate at your university will enhance my knowledge and productivity in the workplace and in Educational Administration.
One must look at classroom management as a plan for what procedures students will follow throughout the day. Teachers must understand their role in making sure students have a successful experience each day. Wong H. & Wong R., state “Effective teachers teach how to responsibly follow procedures” (2009, p. 165). To have a smooth-running classroom with minimal behaviors, students must be taught classroom procedures from the very first day. In my classroom we have procedures for many things we do each day. Some of these are arrival of children, snack time, lining up and walking down the hallway, and cleaning up centers. I have been teaching these procedures for many years with much success.
Chapter two discusses various theorists that helped to mold and shape early childhood education to where it is today. There are several different theorists that contributed to the development of early childhood education. Some of these theorists include Alfred Adler, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, and John Dewey. Each theorist developed a unique theory that has caused early childhood guidance and education to flourish like it has today. Without learning and building on these theories, early childhood guidance and education would never develop or change. The chapter explains how some theories may seem strange to the contemporary families, but these theories are the foundation of how early childhood education got to where it is today. The book goes
The place I observed was the Infant Development Program in their preschool program called Stepping Stones Preschool in Lock Haven, PA. I observed in one of their three to five year old preschool programs that is held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons from 11:30am to 2:30pm. This particular classroom had two head teachers; Mrs. Kate and Mrs. Lisa. The teacher call their students Owls this is because their class name is Owls. When they want to get the kids to listen to them or they want to get their attention a teacher will say “Owls Owls Whoo Whoo” and the kids will say “Owls Owls Whoo Whoo”. Another thing the teachers will also refer to the students as friends. In this classroom there was four boys and four girls. I observed two
It was Rowdy and my first day In Reardan.This would probably be the only day where I am actually happy to go to school. I did my morning regular and dad luckily drove me to school and on the way picked up me and Rowdy. I hope this day goes as well as it
Today was particularly fun for me because I learned how to paint on a canvas. The painting was one for Florida pride. It was the shape of Florida which incorporated all the elements that are associated with a tropical scenery. I loved it! Everyone was very helpful, and welcoming. I felt a bit more comfortable today because many classmates came to the event. So, I had people that I could physically speak with. Although, we were supposed to sign…it’s still a working progress. Sandra helped me with my painting and it was neat. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the painting instructors name, but I know her face. She made her rounds looking at our paintings
At the heart of early childhood education are young children. I thrive on the notion that education is a lifelong process and the building blocks of learning are developed in the early stages of life. I believe that life is all about gaining knowledge and sharing what we have learned with others. My philosophy of Early Childhood Education is based on research that indicates that a child’s growth is developmental. Each and every child is unique in terms of life experiences, developmental readiness and cultural heritage.
Today was inspiring and heartbreaking. One spectacular thing happened today with a different teacher and one sad thing happened today with one of our students. The art teacher stopped me. I was walking with the students to lunch today. The assistant leads the class down and I am in the
On this day, I feel enthusiastic in everything I do. I feel very lucky to be in such a great school with mind blowing teachers who are always willing to help. While staying on top of my education, I continue to do community service to help people in any way I can. By doing
When I arrived at Frontenac High School today for my internship, I found out that Mr. Buzard was sick. He had left the substitute teacher with what the students should be working on for the class. I was able to help the students with their assignment today. It was the first day that I have actually felt like a teacher.
I believe the purposes of today's schools include learning curriculums that are enjoyable for students that improve knowledge and prepares students for real world experiences. I want my students to feel like they have a purpose of being in school and are capable of making changes. These beliefs have been shaped by the educational experiences that I had in a preschool classroom my senior year of high school. In my preschool classroom, I taught eleven preschools science, math, social studies, reading, and writing. When I made lesson plans I planned lessons that students would enjoy, but also were learning the curriculum. Some lessons that I created was when the students were learning their letters I put shaving cream on trays and would have
As I went in the classroom I tried not to look like I was crying while everyone was looking at me. As I sat down everyone started asking my name, and where I came from, and started calling me there best friend. When the day was over I went out and saw my grandpa and ran with joy! As we were walking home I was telling him all aboyut my day and how fun it
The preschoolers in Star room constantly surprise me with how intelligent they truly are. I came into practicum assuming that the preschoolers would not be able to comprehend many things such as; rules, effective communicating, identifying different categories like colors, animals, textures, etc. My assumptions prior to practicum were based on that fact that I have never really worked with such a young age group before. Therefore, I expected the children to be much slower in developed in comparison to the six-year old’s I have worked with at camp. However, the children have surprised me ever since I entered the room on the first day of practicum. I was in awe when I observed how advanced in development the preschoolers are. One example of when
Early education for children is very crucial as it helps shape up the foundation of their knowledge and behavior development process. Children begin to develop the sense of curiosity from the age of two. And from age 2-8, children go through a very crucial period of mental development, which shapes up their future mindset (Grayson, 2016). Early children education (ECE) has been listed as the number one priority of the National Association of Education. The teachers or educators at nursery and primary level are responsible to for developing young children’s sense of knowledge and education. In this paper, we will assess the roles and skills that are vital for an early childhood educator. Moreover, the paper will also present a