In response to the question; “Do I still want to be a teacher?” my answer is clear: yes. There are a few reasons I chose Math Education as my major. Numbers and problem solving have always been extremely interesting. Subjects like math and science are appealing because of their objectivity and exactness. This is, of course, a somewhat unpopular idea – most students dread math and fear subjects as ominous sounding as physics. It would be a great opportunity and challenge to try to infuse some enthusiasm and interest into a subject that can so well describe the world in which we live. Albert Einstein once said, “The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is c...
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...n on the board everyday that reads “After today’s lesson, you will be able to…” She constantly adjusts the way she teaches, always paying attention to the nonverbal cues of the students. For example, one class will grasp the day’s concept very easily. The next class will have more trouble, so the teacher will give more examples, starting with the very basic and gradually getting them to where the first class is.
That level of commitment is a great example of the professional dispositions. The evidence of professionalism, good communication, critical thinking, and genuine caring is very strong at my placement school. The faculty and staff are clearly very invested into the students. In conclusion, my observation at Williams Intermediate School has thus far only confirmed my want to be a teacher. I can only hope that all my experiences in schools are as productive.
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