I have taught students ranging from five years old to nineteen years of age. Hence, being an educator, I have learned that learning is always shifting, therefore I must keep improving with the incessant changes. As a little girl, I have always dreamt of being a teacher and I have carried out that dream. My career journey started as a substitute teacher, a floater between classrooms, an assistant teacher, a teacher, a center supervisor, and an educational supervisor. I presently work as an Educational consultant for Danya International LLC. As an Educational Consultant, I able to review and aid with the learning environment of teachers and educational management in a school
I have been a preschool teacher, teaching mixed age children from 18 months to 5 years, for over 10 years. I started as a work study employee, while attending the Community College of Philadelphia in 2006, to a part-time teaching assistant while attending Temple University in 2010. This led me to a lead-teacher position after graduation and then to a program coordinator. I have developed effective working relationships with children in the past years. This position has helped me improve my teamwork and interpersonal skills by cooperating with other teachers in planning teaching materials according to the Reggio Emilia approach and by sharing teaching resources. I decided that working with children, understanding and assisting in their education,
Upon first entering college, I struggled deciding at such a young age what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Through babysitting and volunteering with pre-school aged children at my church and through a school program called STARS, it became evident to me I had a love for helping children. It fascinated me to see how they viewed the world around them and how quickly they learned new truths everyday. Nevertheless, I knew I would not get the full enjoyment interacting with children as a schoolteacher because the teacher to student ratio is so large. Classroom demands would make it much more difficult to devot individualized attention to each student, and I did not like that concept. So
After completing my child life internship experience at Norton Healthcare, which was comprehensive, unique, and diverse, I have been able to take a step back and see which rotations and which hospital environment I preferred and which I fit into best. I believe that it is important that a child life specialist is aware of where they best fit in the hospital environment based on his or her training, background, and personality. This can aid in eliminating burnout and turnover rates, because if a child life specialist is in the correct area they will be less likely to leave their current placement or switch units. However, I realize that with the current employment opportunities available in the field of child life that finding your preferred
I have always known that I wanted to make a difference in society by becoming a teacher, due to my love of children and helping people understand various topics. I have worked with children by babysitting, instructing karate, leading children’s Sunday school, and working at a summer camp. By doing these activities I have established bonds with diverse groups of children, but at the same time, I kept a professional and respectable boundary. I have successfully worked inside a planning department alongside people of all ages and personalities in planning activities and lessons for kids.
Teaching was very natural for me. I felt comfortable and confident working in all my classrooms. I was fortunate to have the support from all supervising teachers and they provided me guidance and knowledge as I continued to grow in the classroom. I couldn’t wait to go to college so I could focus on teaching every day and officially start my journey as a future
As a volunteer practitioner in a nursery my role is very important part in encouraging play, though it is important to make sure the children are involved in choosing play opportunities. All the practitioners must make a lasting impression and connection on children and be aware of their interactions. Also I must model positive behaviour at all times, it is important that I build a relationship with the children to develop their trust. My roles are as a practitioner:
Throughout high school, I volunteered at a reputable childrens therapy facility called Equi-kids. Equi-kids is a nonprofit organization that teaches disabled children how to interact with animals and build core strength on horseback. I have volunteered as a horse-walker and side-walker for thousands of lessons and watched each student gain remarkable confidence. Even some of the most severely disabled riders have found comfort alongside the helpful staff and loving animals at the farm.
Working in Child Care Licensing will present different challenges, personally and professionally, but the one I consider will be the most challenging aspect is encountering with Child Care Providers who resist to cooperate in ensuring a safe environment for children. Therefore, knowing that there are Daycare facilities in which children might be in danger is what causes my attraction towards this career as a Child Care Licensing Inspector, because I know I am able to go the extra mile in doing my job so children can enjoy a more secure environment by making sure these Child Care Facilities are meeting the minimum standards require by the State government.
Ever since I was a little girl, I knew that in my future I wanted to become a teacher. I always looked up to my teachers, especially the ones I had in elementary school. I even played 'school' with my friends and pretended I had my own classroom. I loved being in charge. During a summer, I was given the opportunity to work as an Energy Express mentor and work with a group of eight children. This was one of the most wonderful experiences I have ever been through. I was a mentor to help guide the children, and by the end of the summer I felt as if I had really accomplished something. I am planning to pursue a career in elementary education. I love children, and just knowing that as a
I did my volunteer work at a local daycare in my hometown, Tahlequah. The site is called Tahlequah Early Learning Academy (TELA) and is a side site to Cherokee Nation Early Childhood Unit. I did not know of this center until I did my volunteer work. I really didn’t even know the building was in use because it use to be the old central for grades 5th and 6th. This building is located a couple of blocks west of Tahlequah High School.
Almost all little girls start their primary schooling years wanting to play school and wanting to learn. At home they act like they are teaching their own classroom and leading their group of students in front of them (most likely a stuffed animal), but their imagination, creativity, and eagerness to learn is at the peak when they begin their first day of school. Ever since that day I still want to be an educator and to make a difference in this field for the better. I have always found that the most intriguing thing for me in life is conveying knowledge and skills onto other people and watching in their eyes when the switch finally clicks that they understand what I have been trying to teach them. Knowing that the impact you made for just that short amount of time in that child’s life may never be forgotten.
My decision to enter education happened while we lived in Okinawa, Japan for four years. My daughter (3 yrs. Old at the time) got into Sure Start Program. Part of the requirements, was for each parent to volunteer for week in the class, NO EXEPTIONS!!! During this week, I realize how hard, yet rewarding it was to work with your children. I did my week, and then I was hooked. I knew that even with both teachers and myself helping, it was not enough help. I decided to keep volunteering as much as I could. Fast forward a year later, my daughter was placed with an amazing, smart, caring kindergarten teacher. Every time I read about “Intentional Teaching” she is the first image that comes to my mind. I volunteered in her class every Monday, for the whole school year. She was a mentor to me, she knew before me that “teaching children” was my calling. After that, I decided to take the job of a Substitute Teacher at the school. I was teaching Pre-K to 5th grade. Shorty after, I became an aide, and assisted in inclusive classrooms numerous children with disabilities/special needs. After that experience is when I have truly found what I am passionate about.
CD12 Child, Family, and Community Interrelationships class required 12 hours of community service learning projects per quarter. This project refers to a method under which I applied particular course’s concepts to real life situations. As a part of the project I worked as a volunteer at De Anza college child care center. This non-parental center has program to take care children from 18 months to five years. This program is tend to be supportive of the children and families, educates parents and children, teaches integrity, follows ethical behavior and create a sense of community. To create all beforehand mentioned values De Anza college child and care center follows developmentally appropriate standards and practices by meeting the highest standard of the profession.