She liked to make a difference and every student that had passed through her class had earned values they could continue to carry with them throughout life. She does more than just teach, she motivates, inspires and encourages. She’s my motivator and encourager when I want to give up. She once said when you get ready to leave this world the only thing people will remember was the kind of person you were and how you treated other. She will be remember for her kindness, generosity, and ability to always want to help others.
She laughed and said “Absolutely!”. I have always known she is a great leader, so dedicated and hardworking, and she has always seemed extremely satisfied with her work, I never even thought she would have doubts in her career decisions or abilities. As she said, times get tough, things don’t go as planned, and unexpected road blocks pop up, but she perseveres. She said a leader must keep focus on doing what’s best no matter what, and once you are in a position of leadership, it’s too late to second guess and you follow instinct to get through it and prove to your team that you were worthy of you leading
I used to believe in student centered teaching but didn't have much idea. The CELTA course has nurtured and strengthened my passion as a teacher. It has rekindled my desire to be an innovative, resourceful, and hardworking teacher. It has given me an opportunity to reflect on my teaching, has made me confident as a teacher. I tried my best to learn from teaching practice.
Miss Bessie could see her students through and knew their needs because she experienced it herself. Before Miss Bessie started teaching, she was poor and “couldn’t afford the four-year course” (167) but managed to feed her brain and mind. She taught students to do the same; “make the most of what you do have – a brain” (168). She inspired students to compose their own worldview, not to cheat on their own individual standards, and to gain enough knowledge to be satisfactorily efficient and skilled. She encouraged her students to read books and speak in an educated manner so that any person had a respect for them and was willing to listen and believed in their opinions.
Teaching Goal: Become a Role Model One primary goal of mine is to become an educator that provides support and inspiration for matters outside of the classroom. I have been fortunate enough to have had an education both in elementary and secondary school that as given me the support and push I needed to grow. I have faced numerous challenges where I lacked confidence and self-esteem. When reflecting on the situations where I felt hopeless, I immediately think of the educators that helped me and guided me to be the person I am today. These teachers lifted me up when I needed lifting, guided me when I needed guiding, and pushed me in the right direction to pursue my passions.
She helps him in any way that she cans and she’s more than happy to do so. She mentors him on the right things that he should expect in school, and what to do in order to succeed. She tells her story to anyone her asks about her past, and it always seems to affect them in a positive way. She tells anyone who is currently going through what she has experienced, to not give up, and stay head strong. She empathies with them and counsels them in any type of way that could help them.
Her responses also impacted me because while she struggled and continues struggling, she continues to follow her morals and principles. When I asked her about her morals and principles, her answer first seemed simplistic to me but when I asked her why she lit up and explained in great detail what all was included in that one thing, respect. She said that respect encompasses so many other morals, values, and principles. She said that to her respect is something she lives by and strives every day to let others know that respect needs to be of great importance and significance in their
Precious was able to tackle all the anguish she faced and persevered. She exemplified courage and strength through adversity. Precious had some very influential people in her life, however, which may have saved her life and her children’s lives. Firstly, the principal at her original school noticed Precious and helped her. She could have ignored Precious and moved her along in the school system.
Now, like my mother, I’m a positive thinker, and I am a creative person who believes life is what you create it to be. I also know if I have to make any big decisions in my life, I can always ask my mom for advice because she has the wisdom and experience. I also know that she will tell me the truth even if it is not something that I want to hear, but she will tell me with kindness and without any judgment. My mother is my role model because she does so much for me; she gives me everything she has just to make my life easier. I love my mother and I am so thankful that she is the way she is.
The Feminist Movement in History I interviewed my mother for the Oral History project. I did not know the extent of her involvement with the feminist movement nor did I know if she had even strong feelings about the issues involved. However I thought given her age she made her a rather ideal narrator for the period of second wave feminism whether or not she was deeply involved. If anything I knew she could provide a unique view that might vary from the typical views of the time. I asked her the basic biographical information before starting and these are the answers she gave.