Working with children can be extremely challenging. Because of my values, I am determined to come to the best solution I can when dealing with challenging situations. I also use my determination to keep my place of work tidy and organized. I consider myself a reliable teacher and coworker. If any of the kids have any concerns or questions, they can rely on me to try my best to help them find the answer.
It is a place where a student can go learn, live and thrive as a human being without stress of the outside world, specifically the challenges of their personal life. The school should help as much as possible in accommodating all students. Schools are meant to be culturally competent places where people of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds should feel welcomed and come together to create an accepting and loving community. I have experienced this at Shaw, and I am forever
The teachers want to be here, they want to make sure that the next generation of this world, is smart, problem solving, and well informed. Along with great teachers and staff, the principal, Dr. Richards, gives a very positive vibe to this school. He makes us feel as if we can do anything and be anything through his speeches. When someone is encouraged and inspired, it makes one feel as if they can get through their tough times and come through with wonderful results. Not only is the atmosphere positive and uplifting,
Student teaching has fanned the fire of my passion for being a teacher and been a light onto the path of how to become the best I can be. Reflecting on each experience, the successful and the not so successful, has encouraged me to continue to persevere and grow from these challenges. Not only did I discover a great deal about teaching but I also learned a great deal about myself. I was able to surpass all the challenges that I have faced. I touch the lives of my students and to be part of them even in a very little way.
I think that under circumstances where my emotions reach a high intensity, that’s when I’m most likely to vent and speak about what’s on my mind. Usually, I choose to suppress the things that I’m feeling because I don’t want other people to know and I don’t want them to think my emotions are out of my control. I would argue that my tendency to suppress emotions is strongly shaped by the male gender role of society; men traditionally are expected to keep control of their emotions because a lack of control can display weakness. While I’m here to argue whether or not this standard is good, I do think it has impacted how I express emotions towards
I was given many opportunities in school to be a leader. For example, being the class chairperson. However, my classmates perceived me as an autocratic leader. This might be because I am independent and assertive. As I grow older and wiser, I realised that being an autocratic leader is not the way to go.
Another factor can be people. Some people waste my time by not cooperating, distracting me, and by not contributing. I don’t necessarily have to remove them completely from my life, but I should avoid them in some situations. For example, I can pick different partners for projects, when possible. I learned that I should be active and try to achieve a goal than let my negative filter stop
Others may think the team could easily be just the general and special education teachers, but I believe that every member is crucial and dire to a successful IEP meeting, whether it be to mediate or to pitch in ideas. Another aspect that I really like and appreciate in the meeting is the inclusion of the child. This is important in my eyes because the student may think the IEP is made only to slow down or show that the teachers are against the student. The inclusion of the student in the meeting shows the collaboration of both sides of the classroom and with the student’s parents. Every step and piece of an IEP or IEP meeting is critical to the child, its learning, and the parents.
I was gratified when Lynn noticed that I endeavored to involve the class and help them understand that my subject and its content was important to us all. Based on the positive feedback from classmates, I know that my efforts to ensure my voice was loud and clear when speaking and that my words were articulate and easily understood, were successful. In retrospect I recognize that I could have improved on some of the content. If I were to do this presentation again I would focus on the complications that could occur if a patient’s UTI went unnoticed or was left untreated. My peers commented that additional visual aids such as diagrams or photos would have been educational and one student said additional activities would have been helpful.
I agree with the school motto, however, it doesn’t hold true in our school and can definitely be improved upon. There are many reasons why respect is the key to success. Throughout our lives, we will work with many people. Whether we like them or not, we still need to respect them in order to complete the assignment. For example, a teacher pairs me up with people I dislike.