As a future middle school teacher, I plan on creating a loving and warm environment so that my students will always feel welcomed. I plan on building relationships with every student by getting to know them and letting the students get to know me. The students in my class will respect each other and want to help on another because I will foster an environment that promotes support. I will culturally aware and teach my students to be culturally aware as well in my classroom. My lesson plans will be created for the students and spark motivation for the students to want to learn.
To maintain a commitment to professionalism in the classroom, an educator must show an awareness of their job responsibilities, follow an appropriate dress code, keep up with necessary trainings and adhere to the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. Awareness of job responsibilities is key to being professional in the childcare field. Arriving to work every day, providing a consistent presence will allow the educator to establish positive relationships with the children and their families. Getting to know every child and their families and being attentive to their needs will show the parent that the educator is giving their child the necessary attention that they need. It will also allow the educator to plan activities to fit the cultural and
I would like to continue my education at Cal State La to pursue my post baccalaureate study and earn a teacher credential in mild to moderate disabilities. Becoming a teacher has always been a goal of mine, since I was young girl. I always known I wanted to become a teacher thanks to all the great teachers I had through my education in elementary and high school, who inspired me and pushed me to work hard because they cared. But, most importantly showed me how a teacher should teach and care for their students, making my experiences in school deeply meaningful. And because of all the great support they gave me I fell in love with the profession of teaching.
For many children it is important for them to have one on one contact with the teacher so the teacher can nurture them in a way that fits their needs more specifically. Mrs. Shoemaker also made each subject more interesting and exciting to learn. From her different funny voice, she would use, to the songs we would come up with as a class to memorize things, all the field trips she took us on, and class outside. From an early age I learned that learning is fun.
“Morning Meeting motivates children by addressing two human needs: the need to feel a sense of significance and belonging, and the need to have fun” (Kreite, 2014, p. 12). Taking attendance is very important because the children see that they are going to be recognized even when they are not there. I also think that when the teacher had a helper count all of the children in the class, it promotes a sense of others and community because they are able to see that they are one of the members in the classroom. The teacher poses a thoughtful question when she asks the children why they think another child is absent. While the most common answer is that they are sick, the children can share whatever idea they can think
School and teachers can influence the extent and quality of learning for all students. Teacher’s beliefs, practices and attitudes are important for understanding and improving educational processes. They are closely linked to teachers’ strategies for coping with challenges in their daily professional life. Educators have control over numerous factors that influence motivation, achievement and behaviour of students. They are turning around their approach into a focus on creating positive school climate and responsive classroom as part of holistic quality education based on child rights where there is effective teaching and classroom management, thus enhancing students’ learning experiences.
But, among all the above factors, the teacher has the most important role for efficient and quality learning. Markley (2011) stated that Good and qualified teachers are essential for efficient functioning of educational systems and for enhancing the quality of learning. A good teacher and actions to be taken on his part in the classroom play a vital role in provoking effective and efficient learning on the part of the students. Parents trust their children to be taught and educated at school, to be hoped that they will become good and qualified human beings. A teacher takes an important role in motivating the students to get their success in their life.
Humanistic educators believe that each student has potential growth to learn and become the best one can be. They believe that each child should feel valued emotionally and socially. The role of the teacher is to create a nurturing atmosphere in the classroom and to promote the growth of a whole person. This philosophy is very important to incorporate in a classroom because students should feel like they are doing a good job. They should know that the teacher wants them to succeed and that they actually care about them.
Mrs. Kern’s behavior techniques and strategies are all based upon “Catch them being good!” She believes that praise and connectivity are the ways of having few behavior problems. She also shares personal stories about herself and her family every day with her students. This is to help her build a safe and family-like classroom.
I want to become an assistant principal for one simple reason, the children. I believe that all children can learn under the right conditions. With this in mind, I feel that instructional leaders are responsible for ensuring that the conditions for learning are embedded in the school’s culture. Although my role as a Learning Team Facilitator enables me to have an impact on the academic achievement of students through working with teachers, I believe that becoming an assistant principal will help me to be more of a driving force throughout the school. I possess several personal attributes that are essential in serving in the capacity of an assistant principal.
Coty’s philosophy of building a relationship with students is so on point. Her idea is that the more a student likes and respects you, the more they’ll want to behave and do well in your class. I remember a story from my father’s childhood where the only class he actually tried to do well in was because he really liked the teacher. Having a positive attitude, getting down on a child’s level, being silly with them, and letting them know you care are all great ways to build a relationship and thereby improve your classroom management abilities. I thoroughly enjoyed Mrs. Coty’s dissertation on knowing where students are going and where they’ve been in order to tailor your lessons to their academic needs.
If a student is not making adequate progress, they try other interventions or ways of implementing instruction to help students to progress. Outstanding educators are flexible and can think quickly, they are able to adjust lessons to meet the needs and address the learning styles of their students as necessary. An outstanding teacher is firm but fair when disciplining students. These educators are always aware of what is going on in their classrooms and monitor situations as needed to quickly and effectively keep things from getting out of control. Outstanding educators get to know their students, and show them respect and kindness.
Being in Mrs. Weston’s 2nd grade class gave me the opportunity to see how an effective teacher engages her students in a strong learning environment. The connections I made were between the relationships the teacher had with her students, and how effective she was at delivering her lessons. When she asked a question, almost all of the students raised their hands. They were eager to participate. I believe this was done by building a safe learning environment, and providing encouragement for all students.