I think the most significant learning that has resulted from my experience would be that it is important to be passionate about teaching and about education. I feel like there is a connotation that teaching is an easy task and that is why a lot of people become teachers. However, teaching is not easy at all. Being an educator is one of those professions where work does not just stay at work. Teachers constantly have to bring work home to grade or teachers lesson plan at home, unless they stay at school for multiple hours after to do all of these things. I had the opportunity to work with Mrs. Umbrianna, who was very passionate about what she does and cares about
Developing a positive relationship with students ensures a mutual respect is developed. Control trust and intimacy are viewed as core dimensions of interpersonal relationships. Students who perceived their teachers as exhibiting higher levels of ‘shared control, trust and intimacy reported greater learning’ (Dobransky & Frymier, 2004). Thus proving the importance of developing a positive relationship with students within the classroom.
Throughout my journey to become a teacher, it has been my past experiences that have kept me motivated toward reaching my career goal of becoming a teacher. My first experience working exclusively with children was senior year where I volunteered at a local elementary school every day third period.
I had a wonderful experience during my time at Mr. Palmieri’s sixth grade classroom at Woodrow Wilson School in Bayonne, New Jersey. Mr. Palmieri teaches three separate sixth grade classes of Mathematics. He and his students were very welcoming which generally increased my inspiration to teach and pursue my career in education. While completing my field experience, I believe that I have fully grown professionally and academically.
I know that my first year of teaching will be filled with many challenges and many Rewards. Just being new to the profession is going to be challenging in itself. I am sure I will be very anxious and nervous, but also extremely excited. I am confident that I will face the challenges with grace, and appreciate the rewards greatly.
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
My first observation experience was eye-opening. Upon my arrival to Providence Catholic High School, I only had basic knowledge about what it took to be an effective teacher. After working with many different teachers at this high school, it became evident that every teacher adopted their own style of teaching. I also began to understand that in order to be a wonderful
During our practice sessions in class we are required to give feedback to other students I like to do this when it’s positive but find it difficult when it’s not, I believe this is due to me thinking that my negative comments may lead to arguments, this is an issue of mine I need to explore further in order to develop this skill. When I have received negative feedback it has knocked my confidence but usually I will recognise that I’ve made a mistake or that I’ve forgotten something and try to rectify this the next time I have a chance to.
In my 24 years of experience employed with the Department of Education I have found that working with children watching as they grow is inspiring as much as it is rewarding. Teaching helps one to sharpen their skills on all levels for the curriculum is forever changing. Being an educator has its challenging moments but its something I want to accomplish. To be successful at educating others I must continue to grow, increase and improve within.
Starting out I was really nervous about being in kindergarten, because I have mainly been in the upper grades during clinical and my first experience of student teaching. There was a lot I learned from first experience in different areas where I needed to grow as a future teacher. I took all of the comments from my mentor teacher and university supervisor, and applied them to this second experience so I could improve and find other areas I need to strengthen.
Specific and data-based rather than general: vague/generalised comments such as “you don‟t communicate well” or “you are doing a very good job” are less helpful than feedback which focuses on specific behaviours and informs the learner of where improvements need to be made and why you are being critical/complimentary. 2. Descriptive rather than evaluative: keep feedback impersonal and non-judgemental, particularly when it is negative. The feedback should be about the behaviour not the
I had been put in an Intro to Teaching class last year, and was asked to help pioneer a new class that allowed students to get real teaching experience by going to a real classroom and working with real students for half a school day. I jumped on this opportunity, and had an amazing time working with my Cooperating Teacher and her amazing first grade class.
when i was growing up i never thought i would want to become a teacher. I always thought i would be something more exciting like a storm chaser, or a astronaut. a teacher back then to me was nothing special, it was just a boring job dealing with ungrateful children. Then when i entered high school I realized teaching students wasn’t as bad as i thought. I started tutoring kids in both math and history. i loved it when they would begin to understand a problem they were stuck on or they remembered that one date in history so they can pass a test. It was amazing.
My first opportunity to display my desire to teach was an experience that changed my life, and will continue to shadow my teaching career,
Teaching is something that I thought I would do later on in life, when I am an old man and had all of these life experiences. That was my thinking anyway. So, I did that and they asked me to teach lower school P.E. with the little kids. I had a degree in history and they had already had this position filled, so I was working part time here and part time there and then gradually the position opened up here. I started two classes in history and government and now I have all of the history. I kind of worked my way form part time at the very bottom, all the way up to the top, if you want to call it that here. It’s a small pyramid.