Teachers must be aware of different children’s ability levels for them to successfully work in lessons. As well as this, teacher must know each child’s interests and personality which helps identify ways in which the child will work effectively. Whilst coming to the end of my time on placement, I started to gain a wider understanding of which children need more attention then others and which children were able to work more independently. Initially, I had never met any of these children, so I felt it was important to give the children as much attention as they required to build confidence and motivation. “High quality teaching thus explicitly builds on learners needs, as well as on high expectations and subject knowledge” (Pollard and Collins 2005, p.142).
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.
Allexus Barnes 11th grade National Honor Society While I start to get in touch with colleges and universities, I have come to realize how much grades matter when planning for my future. Academically excelling in school has always been something I have made a priority. Since my first year of middle school I have received highest honor academics, not just because I care so much about my grades, but also because I care very much about my work and understanding. I am very lucky to have a great school to get an education from. Thornapple Kellogg is full of great energy.
Being happy as a coach determines the success of my football team. The main reason for being a coach is to facilitate football development and to achieve my coaching objectives. As a coach, I have several goals I intend to achieve. Interacting with my team members and understanding them is one of the features, which will make me a good coach. Listening and understanding team members view of things will make me a better
I want to teach because, I believe that all children should have the opportunity to receive the best education available to them no matter their social economic status or race. By providing a firm education, I can pave the road toward a bright future. Finally in conclusion, I know that I chose the field of education because, I know that as a teacher I must motivate, inspire, and encourage my students to strive for success. As an educator it is my responsibility to lift them up when they are down. I believe the purpose of education is to help students prepare for the real world by helping them become independent.
Another goal I have is to be a great leader/ role model for not only my family, underclassmen, but my community. Being a leader now will help me show my family, underclassmen, and community that I work hard and that things don’t come easy. I am always willing to help out and make a difference in my community. Having set goals makes me want to work harder, and also making me realize the road will be hard. But with the work ethics I have that I’ve learned throughout high school, and will continue to learn in college will help me accomplish these much easier.
Allowing others to permeate my mind, dispel my own ignorance, and open up to their cultures has made all the difference. I have made new friends and learned from their experiences while securing the ties of friendships past. Along with my acceptance I have an insatiable thirst for knowledge. I yearn to broaden my horizons and create opportunities where none can be found. Some may say the most important aspect of a high school education is maintaining grades.
A legacy is a person’s reactions to a name. For example, when someone hears my name, I want to be remembered as a hardworking, kind, and helpful peer. My legacy doesnt want to be negative, therefore striving to succeed in my eighth grade year is the best. If I were to leave a great legacy, I will have definitely impact the lives of many people.Therefore, people would be dedicated to their school work and understand the importance of being educated. My parents would be so proud of me and also proud that they raised me.
To perform as a good citizen in a real society, you must be well educated with not only the core subjects but also the wisdom of life. Thus, transferring the knowledge you learned in school into real life is significantly important. If you do not have the ability to transfer your knowledge, education becomes pointless. Teachers should be able to work as facilitators to guide their students to come up with the solutions independently to their problems. (What are the philosophical foundations of American education pg.302) Consequently, in the process of approaching solution, students will naturally ask questions and earn knowledge.
Hackman (2005) state that “fifth element for effective teaching for social justice involves understanding group dynamics of the classroom and the socially constructed identities of the teacher and students” (pg.108). I want to be a teacher who has a growth mindset that creates learning experiences that reinforces the principal that determination rather than background is the greatest factor of accomplishment. As a teacher I need to work to understand student’s culture, interests, wishes, and viewpoints. Teachers should always select instructional strategies and attitudes, to what they know of their students and have purposeful instructional planning that aims at ensuring high level success for each