I Am A Candidate For Teacher Certification

908 WordsMar 16, 20164 Pages
I am a candidate for teacher certification in Special Education and Elementary Education. I view teaching as a craft; an instinctual work of art that requires practice and dedication. As a high school special education teacher my fundamental goal is to inspire a sense of self, love of learning, and work ethic in my students. Albert Einstein stated that “everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” Each student will contain personal strength and weaknesses in particular aspects of education. As a special education teacher, I place a large amount of focus on incorporating the multiple intelligences theory into classroom activities and student assessments that better address the needs of the various learners present in my classroom. Creating problems that embrace critical thinking and creativity allow students to work off their strengths and become better motivated in their education. As a special education teacher, I embrace the use of technology and the idea of placing students into the least restrictive environment possible. I look at assistive technology in the classroom in terms of supplying equality vs. equity to students. Traditional resources work great for some students; however, they do not fit the needs of all students’ learning types, especially students with exceptionalities. I will assure that I am incorporating the idea of equity in my classroom by offering my students the

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