My hometown is Tinley Park, IL. I student taught in 5th grade at Coretta Scott King Magnet School, in University Park. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Saint Xavier University. My first year out of college I substitute taught 2nd grade for the first three months of the school year and 4th grade for the last three.
When I get free time I enjoy making scrapbooks and spending time with my family and friends.
Children are our future… I believe a classroom with great management skills can be a productive place to learn. A teacher needs to enforce the expectations and procedures of the classroom as best as possible to make this happen. However, I do believe it is important to build respect and a rapport with students so they enjoy coming to school. The classroom should be a safe and comfortable environment for the students to come to everyday. Students should always feel comfortable enough to share their ideas and take risks. I believe every student has the power to learn and can do that by meeting expectations and trying their hardest.
I believe that students should be fully engaged in learning. There should be a variety of ways that students are being taught. I do not believe that textbooks are the only way to learn. This does not motivate students. Technology is a big part of today’s society; therefore, it should be used in the classroom to better educate and motivate our students to learn. Collaborating with other faculty members is one thing that is very important to me because when we collaborate we can make our classroom a better place.
I believe that a teacher should be an inspirational role model. Students look up to their teachers for guidance which is why I believe it is important to make sure the students always see you smiling and doing the right thing. A teacher should always be excited about what she is teaching too. If the students think the teacher does not care about what she is teaching then they will not care either. I believe in being patient while each student’s learns in their own way.