Making a Difference as an Educator I believe the purpose of an educator is to enhance minds and touch lives. I think it is wonderful that in the country we live in today, that all children are not only given the opportunity for an education, but are forced to take advantage of it. Almost every adult can look back at their school years and think of at least one teacher that has touched their lives in one or more ways. I hope that as an educator that I will have made a difference in many lives and be their motivation to reach their highest goals. I can not wait to become a teacher.
Each of the children I met, I will miss. They have taught me so much and I am truly blessed to have been a volunteer for such amazing children. I would absolutely do this again, and I am planning on continuing service learning next semester in the same classroom. I think that the Service Learning is a unique, amazing opportunity and the only suggestion I would have based on my experience would be to have a meeting with the teacher who is in charge of the classroom one is volunteering in, just so that people have a better understanding of their duties and what needs to be done. However, overall, I will never forget this life-changing experience and I already miss all of the kids so much, I can’t wait for next semester.
Future career To choose education as a career is to choose to be a life-long learner. When on this journey to become an educator one faces challenges and excitement all at the same time. As an education major there are a wide variety of positions one can choose from. I have decided to become a teacher and work with the elementary level students. I have had the most experience with ages two through ten and feel the most comfortable with them due to the fact that they are at the stage where learning is still fresh and fun.
As an educator, there is always room for reflection and growth. Being in this class has provided an opportunity for both. From my knowledge gained in this class I believe that I have become smarter and have learned how to implement different tool into my teaching as well as general life as a teacher. Of the topics discussed in this class, commitment to students, avoiding burnout and reflective practices had the biggest impact on my professional growth. In the second week of this course we discussed professionalism and our commitment to students.
My former kids from my past job at the day care loved when I was running the summer program because I stayed connected with them and interacted a lot with my class. I realized that teachers that have stable and healthy relationships with their students are the most successful where students tend to be proud of ... ... middle of paper ... ... the curriculum, I would prefer teachings on everyday matter that students might need for future experiences. For example, I would love it when professors or teachers would throw in a story from their own personal experience relating to the subject matter. Not only does it make the class fun and more interesting, but also makes you think as a student that this teacher is reliable and they know what they are articulating. I think that teaching and learning becomes a reciprocal development between the student, and the teacher therefore must form a partnership.
That my job has been a joy and a pleasure…that I get up each morning knowing that I am fulfilling my destiny…that I teach because I love learning…that I am doing what I love to do, teaching children. If I can continue to pass my passion for learning, especially my love for reading, along to others and see them make progress, then I will know that I have won great victory in the fight to help others become proficient readers. What a reward!
My Inspiration, My Role Model, My Teacher A good teacher is one that motivates the students to always keep trying and do their best. However, an ethical and virtuous teacher is one who changes a student’s life forever and shapes their character into becoming a successful and respectful human being. Teachers have an important part in our lives and they impact us every day. Not only do they teach us something new each passing day, they also give us lessons that we will use in every decision we make in our lives. Luckily, I was able to have a teacher who pushed me beyond all my limits and always believed in me.
He is the reason I chose to become a teacher. His teaching strategies are ones that I hope t... ... middle of paper ... ... is the responsibility of the teacher to instill in these children the knowledge they need to be productive in the world. In today’s society it is important for children to have good role models. I believe teachers should be proper role models for everyone in the community. Teaching is one of the toughest jobs in the working world.
Through the workplace experience, I have been able to understand the importance of making learning something my daily routine and improving myself in the process. 5. Manage your time Adjusting to 8 to 5 work schedule is difficult for me, and it is even more difficult to manage my time outside the office. At the first few weeks, I had trouble adjusting to life in Conyers as a full-time worker and I could not do anything proactive after work. Gradually, I learned to reserve set times in my schedule for activities that allow myself to relax, have fun and learn something.
I was pretty equally balanced in terms of strengths and weaknesses and something I have been working to improve. These are much more prominent now that I am out of the retail environment and more into an actual career field where I am managing emails, filling out documentation and the like. Some of my strengths included the ability to be an inspiration and motivate others to succeed, I actually implement every single day when interacting with the kids in the group home that I work at. I am constantly reminding them of the infinite potential they have, how they can be anything they want to be and how to not let what is going on now in their lives be a setback, I tell them to view it more as a hurdle in a set of hurdles they are going to have to overcome in the long run. I am easy to talk to and form intrapersonal relationships with, I am great with interacting with people, I am empathetic, I am flexible schedule wise and I work best under moderate stress settings.