My Career as a Teacher

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As I begin my rewarding career as I teacher, I sit and reflect on what my goals and priorities are in the classroom. I am excited to be engaged in a future career where I can implement my own beliefs and mold the future into something extremely positive. I believe the most important aspects that I want to bring to my students are threefold: I want to educate, motivate, and inspire.
In order to have a productive learning environment where I will be able to educate my students, many different factors must take place. First and foremost, it is important to me that I master exceptional classroom management skills. Effective and efficient learning takes place when expectations in the classroom are consistent and clear. Also, discipline in the classroom will be proactive and understood by all students beginning on day one. Being proactive is extremely important for me and my students to have a productive day in a happy and healthy classroom setting. I will always provide an environment where the students feel safe, which then in turn, they can increase their learning to their maximum potential. Being proactive is about being prepared and in control, always being ready to take the next step, and to solve a problem before it arises. If rules are enforced well, the classroom will have a predictable environment, less disruptions, and encourage students to use self-control and make positive choices. Next, in order to educate effectively, I believe in building a sense of community in the classroom. If a well-established community takes place, the students will be able to have a positive relationship with each other and myself. I want my students to look forward to stepping into the classroom and feel as comfortable as they can in their ow...

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...tings and learn from other teachers and their philosophies. I have already grown and learned so much during my time at Penn State University, as well as during my observations, but I am very eager and willing to continue to further my education. I believe once my degree is obtained, I will continue to educate myself so I will always remain as well rounded as I need to be when entering a classroom. My philosophy will be constantly changing as new ideas and techniques are introduced to me. In the end, I believe it is most important to make a positive impact on the children. I will strive to be all I can for my students and try to make their time with me as wonderful as possible. As I enter the wonderful field of teaching I will constantly remind myself of this quote, “They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel." - Carol Buchner
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