My Awakening Much like Mike, I have had some amazing academic mentors that were not afraid to get down in the trenches with me and ask what I was trying to say. I had Ms. Lewis my freshmen year of high school, she would sit down with me and rip apart my paper and rework it as necessary. During my senior year of high school, I had the privilege of taking a U.W. English class that was a seminar format where the instructor would frequently conference with us, and he gave me the tools to continue my education. However, something we all need to remember, especially at PLU, is to not be afraid to be a mentor to someone else.
I feel in love with writing lesson plans and being hand in hand with other teachers and the students became a part of my life that I never wanted to go away. I interned at an elementary school just to get more involved and learn more about collaborating. I started taking a Teaching as a Profession class, so I could not only know today’s education but become familiar with the history of education, how to accommodate your classroom for students with special needs, and the issues in todays education. I completed this class and took the state mandated test to complete the pathway and get a cord at graduation. I came in on Sundays to work and study with my teacher for this test and it all paid off when I passed the test with the highest score out of the nine people who took the test.
I’m so thankful to have them in my life. Without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. As you can see I have a lot of people in my life who has inspired me by so many ways from a young age to now. From my mom, grandmother, aunt and boyfriend I thank them every day for what they did for me. There my biggest inspirations and I’m so ready to make them proud but I also want to make myself proud and conquer my goals to have a successful
My best friend and I are very close to each other. My friend has a son name Isaac he is right now four years old. I get the opportunity to see them very often. If I was going to do a journal and count how many times I witness Isaac having a behavior problem it would be a lot of observations. My friend believes in educating her son her own way.
I hope that when I become a teacher that I will be capable of inspiring a young person, just the same as my high school calculus teacher did for me. Another important reason why I want to become a teacher is that a teacher is constantly learning new things... ... middle of paper ... ...e level I would like to teach is at the high school level. While pursuing my career as a teacher I plan on continuing my education by going on to graduate school. I am currently enrolled in college to learn how to become a teacher. A teacher must learn a variety of teaching methods and how to manage a classroom.
Literature for Use in Classroom Donna E. Norton's purpose in her book is "intended to help adults discover ways to share their enchantment with books, our literary heritage, and an appreciation for literature that will last a lifetime" (v). Teachers share that same goal. In selecting literature for a classroom, teachers need to take in account the following: the school's standards and benchmarks, the adopted sequential curriculum, the age of the students, their stages of language, cognitive, personality, and social development. Teachers need to have the literature curriculum set for the year, but flexible enough to meet the needs of the students in the classroom. Using the schools' standards is the first step in deciding how to use literature in the classroom.
Many educators assume that when a student enters the first day of their English 1010 course that their reading level is sufficient to complete their coursework and produce coherent compositions. It is only after the initial class meeting and composition assessment that the instructor is able to view the bigger problem of reading illiteracy in English 1010. How does the instructor address the literacy of each individual student without affecting the learning environment of the students who are able to read and write a coherent composition? The problem in regards to reading levels should be addressed before the student even arrives on campus. There can be many reasons for the cause of reading illiteracy: learning disability, poverty, and education of parents to name just a few.
Susan Finley is also a professor and the founder of At Home At School (AHAS) program in Washington State. “At Home At School is an arts-based/integrated-curriculum literacy program that provided an opportunity to employ my alternative – strategy idea with elementary-aged students who found writing to be a challenge.” (Dunn & Finley, p. 33, 2010) The At Home At School program is designed to help eliminate the roadblocks that many student writers face with creating outlines, rough drafts, editing, and final copies of writing pieces. Students who participated in this workshop were given art supplies and computer software to help them visualize their stories. At Home At School started in homeless shelters and eventually was offered in school districts in Washington. The students participated in a four week program in which they learned more about writing through theater, news media activities and visual media.
By the end of the year students will increase their reading level score by at least one grade level. Learner Analysis Requisite Entry Level Knowledge and Skills Students need to know how to read nonsense words which will aid with reading. Students need to know their vowel and constant sounds. The students need to know the rules to short and long vowels. The students need to know and understand the different spelli... ... middle of paper ... ... Wednesday to help.
The students must give their paper to their parents to look at when they get home. The things that I had learned during my observation experience that I will use in the future for my classroom will be including student learning objectives in the classroom, using positive reinforcement, and get the parents more involved in their child’s education. I will go over with the students what the student learning objectives are in the beginning of class so the students will know what they will be doing and what they will be learning throughout the day. I also will use positive