Through my experience as a Peer Academic Leader, I was able to hold two counseling sessions with each student per semester to provide myself as a resource. I learned how to adapt to the individual needs of students to provide them the best education. Like students with a communication disorder, many of my students would shy away from activities or tasks because of obstacles. Through these experiences, I watched my students gain the confidence to participate in activities and excel in academics to become successful individuals. As a future Speech Language Pathologist, many qualities that I possess can be improved by furthering my education.
My ultimate career goal is being in the classroom, teaching elementary students (preferably either Kindergarten or first grade). However, I have been so interested in working with with special needs students. These past two semesters required me to complete observation hours, which I completed a majority within a special education classroom. I saw the way these students learned, and tried to gain an understanding of the material. What really touched my heart is the fact that though these students have disabilities, they still had a passion for life and an excitement to learn.
Majority of the public institutions in Florida provide the same curriculum to students based off a curriculum required by the state or county the school resides in. Regardless, of the ins and outs a school’s retention rate is what is important. Retention rates are a direct reflection of the school, which can affect graduation rates.
I was fortunate to be placed in Ms. Gohil’s classroom because her classroom was dedicated to students with special needs. This allowed me to experience first hand what an actual special education teacher does during a typical class day. I also was able to see paraprofessional work with the students on constant bases, not like my previous experience where the paraprofessional would only visit the child for approximately 20 - 30 mins per class period. What I also like was that I witnessed various behavioral changes from students and was able to see in real time how the teacher and paraprofessional handled these behaviors. At first, I did not understand some of the techniques that were being used, but then I would ask Ms. Gohil questions and she
Overall I am completely satisfied with my experience from History Maker Homes. Not only is the company small and feel like a family but I had a one on one experience with my supervisor that was able to focus all of his time towards teaching. I have learned how to overcome many challenges. I have continued to build on my education from classes I have taken. My internship has become a valuable learning experience that I will continue to build on when I start back at Texas A&M University in the spring.
I think that through hearing the ideas of others and seeing student work and progress, I was able to get more into teaching the lessons to my students and becoming the best teacher I could be. I also learned a lot about myself as a student and as a teacher through the assignments of creating and teaching literacy lessons in a classroom. I struggled initially with the phonemic awareness and phonics lessons because I have no memory of even learning these subjects in school. I was able to meet with the kindergarten teacher at the school I work for and see how she integrates literature into her classroom constantly. It was beautiful to watch students go from having no idea what the three letter word on their paper was, to sounding it out on their arm, blending it all together, and then suddenly fully understanding what it said.
By pursuing a teacher credential in mild to moderate disabilities I know I can achieve this goal because I carry a great passion for education and like to help students in need. Throughout my life I have made many friendships with individuals who have disabilities and seen the lack of support many receive in schools. Motivating me to support them in any possible way and inspiring me to became a special education teacher because I want to support them and other student’s in their education. Also, currently, being an instructional aide at an elementary school I have learned that becoming a teacher is something I would love to do every day because I get an opportunity to spend time with students, while I am teaching them and supporting them, it truly makes me happy and fulfilled to know I can make a difference in a child’s life. Pursuing my post baccalaureate education at Cal State La and continuing my program will fully prepare me to achieve my goal to become a special education teacher and become the best teacher, mentor, and supporter for my
Being Supervised in Field Placement This week marked the first official week of being in field placement. I was excited and anxious to experience my first full day in the life of a “school social worker”. Having the opportunity to be a classroom teacher, I was comfortable with the idea of spending a year in the elementary school setting. Working with children has always been my passion and I have especially been drawn to those dealing with extenuating circumstances and require special attention. Prior to this week in field, I have been looking forward to having one-on-one interaction with students whom have social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties.
I am describing my junior year with the word tutorial because I look at it as a lesson that I did not have to study for, I just had to be ready to deal with anything harsh that was to ever be thrown at me or into my direction. From my junior year, I remember so many things such as being kicked out of my first high school and attending my second semester of my junior year at Euclid High School, making good grades, having a few friends with many laughs, trying to participate in events that the school would hold so that I could be more involved with the school staff as well the student body, helping out with the yearbook class, and having conversations, that will remain unforgettable, with the adults of Villa Angela- St. Joseph High
My time at the University of Tampa has been filled with experiences that have prepared me for my future career and everyday life. The communication department has been a significant part of that preparation. I have been able to apply the skills learned in the classroom in each task I dedicate myself to. My journey throughout college was overall positive, and that has a lot to do with the courses and professors I experienced. Not all students have the same opportunity.
I chose to interview her because I have heard a lot about what they do and it was fascinated. I could not believe CSI were the ones In charge of all those free activities that are constantly happening almost every week at the school. It was indeed a pleasure to have finally meant Ms. Alejandra, and having the opportunity to interview her. In a brief introduction, she began by explaining her view on servant leadership, which she states, “She believes in a group of people working together to achieve a goal, not in a dictatorship.” She then continues to talk about how she operates in
Having a combination of what we learn since day one through all the semester and adding all or some of the topics on future projects was an outstanding way to keep learning not only the previous topics but the new ones we touch during school time. Sharing in class our progression was awesome because it showed us how behind or ahead we were with our work, but the most important the extra help or feedback we got from other students. I personally think it was worth the time we spent in class since I always went home after each day of class knowing that I had learned something knew in my life and that I will be using in my
”It was very shocking, but it gradually became more comfortable.” “I’m pretty comfortable,” said Ellison Girod, another student optimistically beginning her first year at Conifer. ”I know a few teachers already and I really like it here, so it’s a lot easier. It seems a lot better than middle school and I feel like [the school year] is going to go well.” Skirting the Commons are teachers, waiting excitedly with large, welcoming smiles as they watch their new pupils fill the commons. Just like the Freshman, many of these teachers are nervous to start their first year at Conifer High School; to teach their new students; to make an impression. “This will be my first year with Conifer; my second year teaching,” said John Shipley, the newest member to Conifer High’s athletics department.
Kyle Kling 14 October 2014 English 100-24 Professor Hall Academics to Six Flags Commitment and hard work can pay off for you in school in many ways. Those two things for me brought me to Six Flags Great America for a class field trip. In order for the students to go on the field trip they had to earn a 3.0 GPA or better. For me, this was really hard to accomplish because I was only an average student back then. As time went on in school, I realized if you put your mind to something you can accomplish it.
We also provide our students tools to learn to be accountable for their own individual learning, creating self-confidence and awareness of their individual success. At Ronald Reagan Middle School, we believe that a teacher is obligated, morally, to enter each classroom with