The opportunities given to me to work with beginning teachers have been rewarding. Building stronger learning communities will always be a passion of mine because it ultimately enables our students to be better served in the classroom which leads to higher student achievement.
Education will always be the primary source of student’s success in the workforce, community, nationwide and globally. Teachers carry the weight of ensuring students are learning what is required to become productive members of society. As a teacher, the success of my students is the most important goal. There are so many pedagogies, philosophies, strategies, and materials teachers are able to use to be productive in the classroom. Every teacher has their own preferred
1. I consider myself an enthusiastic instructor; effective at providing quality instruction and fostering a positive and colorful learning environment for all students. I am mature and professional; who adapts to new situations and technologies with ease. Adept at lesson planning and classroom management, able to create fun learning stations for hands on learning. I have a huge passion for the arts, and enjoy spending a great deal of time on arts and crafts, teaching the students through coloring, and painting. Music is also a large part of my teaching; I love to teach my class using rhymes and songs to help grasp a concept or lesson.
I have always developed a strong rapport with not only my own students but with students outside of my classes, with several students asking if they can transfer into my classes. I try to have an understanding of what students are interested in and adapt that knowledge for the benefit of my students’ learning. I value their questions and respond to them to the best of my ability either immediately or as soon as I had an appropriate answer. I believe in challenging and extending my
Teachers must hold high expectations for all of their students and recognize that all learners seek challenge, purpose, and affirmation. Students naturally want to learn and teachers must expect them to respond with investment, persistence, an opportunity to display their accomplishments and personal reflection. (Woolfolk, 2011). Teachers must connect new content with the knowledge scaffolding a student already possesses, in a way that encourages focused and engaged learning.
It bears mentioning that I care a great deal about excellence in instruction. My pedagogical stance is based in the power of the narrative. Whether I am teaching multivariate statistics, persuasion, research design or social and behavioral attributes of public health—I approach it as though I have a story to tell. I want students to learn, of course, but I also want them to be inspired to be their “best self”. I firmly believe that students are our most valued asset. If students believe the school to be their “home” and the people within the school
Throughout school, I have been determined to be successful in life. My education has always been my top priority. I have always been an honor student. In elementary school, I was always excited to learn. I was always on honor roll. In Jr. High, I loved all of my classes. I especially had a passion for math and science. I was
Schools deliver a collective vision of education, so philosophies matter to support this vision. When we ask, “What kind of lifelong learner do we want our students to become?” it yields a different set of answers than asking, “What do we want our students to learn?” While both questions are important, have you ever heard a parent or teacher continue to celebrate a student's ability to spell or know their multiplication tables as they head off to college or to their first job? Not likely. Yes, balanced literacy and mathematical fluency are critical, but when asked what kind of adult do I want our students to be, I focus more on the dispositions of learning and the application of skills and concepts in meaningful ways. In our healthiest classrooms students see themselves as writers, mathematicians, design thinkers, artists, activists and scientists. This begins with our youngest learners, and their experience is critical; so how do we foster inquiry and healthy dispositions of learning?
I believe that all students deserve a quality and equitable educational experience. All students can learn and acquire the skills that we as educators provide for them; however, it is our duty to design strategies that are conducive to their varied learning styles and learning levels. As the school leader, I am a facilitator that is tasked with ensuring that students are experiencing learning that is both rigorous and interesting.
I enjoy working with students and feel so lucky to be a part of your lives and to have you as a part of mine (within appropriate boundaries, of course!). Thus, I'm content at this point in my life. Although I've been successful as a project manager and writer, you guys give me energy! You keep me young.
Education is a means to break down barriers between people of different backgrounds, and this idea lies at the heart of my desire to be an educator in an elementary school. I believe strongly that through helping children learn to communicate effectively both for the sake of cooperation and for expression of their thoughts and feelings; by treating mathematics as a way to help my students see justice and injustice in the world; and guiding my students in their understanding of the unique and similar qualities of different cultures; I will be able to play my part in helping the world attain its true potential as a peaceful and vibrant community.
Thinking back on the years of high school, I remember having wonderful experiences both inside the classroom and out. I had influential teachers and the drive to succeed in order to obtain a higher education. I realize that not all students have that drive to continue their education, but as an aspiring educator I wish to seek and find that drive in each of my students. The famous philosopher and educator, John Dewey, once said, "The aim of education is to enable individuals to continue their education -- or that the object and reward of learning is continued capacity for growth." As a facilitating instructor, I plan to pursue this "aim of education" with an eclectic blend of elements
Coming into the Education field I have many qualities, skills, and talents to bring to the table. Organization is the key to be a successful teacher. Being organized not only helps the teacher but the student as well. I believe staying organized helps to bring structure to the learning environment and comes in handy when grading papers. Also, I’m fun and positive. I will Always make sure my student are students are enjoying what they are learning by incorporating games into the lesson. I want to be a math teacher however; teaching math can be boring. But, by incorporating games or songs in to the lesson it gives the student a chance to be creative and feel confident about what they are learning. A very wise woman by the name of Rita Pierson once said, “You know, kids don’t learn from someone they don’t like.” I’m always going to bring