I hope they feel they can come to me when they need help with not just a school problem, but a problem in their personal life or when they just need some to listen. I hope I can model the same teacher characteristics to my students as I felt she showed me. She was caring, warm, and very interested in her students’ total well-being. Mrs. Schuette was the teacher who made me want to become a teacher. She showed me how much of a difference I could make in my students’ lives.
I not only want them to succeed in subjects but also grow as individuals. I plan to use the progressivism approach in my classroom because I believe that hands on education in a very effective way of learning. It helps students to get a first hand experience to see and feel what it is they are learning. I also think that working with groups in their classroom is very beneficial to students. By interacting with their peers they will learn how to share their ideas, accept others points of view and learn how to develop relationships , which is a very important part of life that will help them to succeed in their careers.
A teacher can become, in certain ways, like a parent and most importantly, a friend. All of this is done without forgetting the responsibility of a teacher. Teachers’ relationships with their students are very important, but it is my responsibility as a teacher to also create good relationships with other teachers, because this is important for the school and the society. Being enthusiastic and supportive of fellow teachers can show positive relationships among the different teachers in schools. By having a positive relationship with other teache... ... middle of paper ... ...to meet the students’ parents, to ask for their help and to also celebrate the accomplishments of the student’s progress and teacher’s work.
Lead our students to success in life, giving them the academic and social skills they need to be good members of the community. As a special education teacher, being a Servant leader will be important, to build strong relationships with my coworkers, reaching for help and help others to look for new strategies that will make a better learning environment for my students. It is also important to be a transformational leader, because I will not just influence my students lives, but other teachers as well. In a special education classroom, I will have the help of an Aide that in many cases will be directing the instruction of my students. Promoting and motivating my Aides and other members of the school to maximize their skills will make a better experience for my students and the community.
I absolutely love this because it encourages students to be accountable for their actions. I believe that it is necessary for students to know what is and isn’t appropriate. In order to foster a sense of belonging with the families and community, I will encourage families to be very active in their students’ learning. I plan on having many experts from the community come in and share with the students whenever possible. I will also work one-on-one with my colleagues in order to be a stronger teacher.
At the same time, I will develop relationships with my students where they understand that I make the rules in the class and that I am also someone in whom they can confide and whom they can trust. Before developing the curriculum for the year, I will make sure I am more than knowledgeable in the subjects I’ll be teaching. In order to teach my students what they need to know, I must be comfortable and confident in myself and my knowledge base. This confidence is also necessary in order to display to my students the love I will have for what I am teaching. Through my enthusiasm, I hope to impart a love and desire for learning into my students.
I learned a lot of teaching strategies, and how to help struggling student. As a teacher I hope that I will put some of these lessons into play. I want to have an environment where the students feel valued, just as Mrs. Hughes wanted that for her students. I will strive to engage my students and work well with any personnel that will be in my classroom. I truly understand the importance of having good relationships with the people you work with, and how important it is to listen to the ideas of the people around you.
Generally an incorporation of the practices of teaching respect and caring, and providing a stable and stimulating classroom environment in the school will promote students’ learning. An effective teacher employs these practices jointly, is well-informed of the curriculum content, and is committed to their students learning. The role of teachers is a very fundamental and powerful position because we have a lasting impact on our students. Therefore, it is most imperative to always make judgments grounded upon what is best for my students.
For instance, in the collaborative coaching experience, I learned to respect my colleague opinions and shared new ways on how to promote learning (Laureate Education, 2010b). Collaborative professional development helps teachers acquire new skills where they establish positive relationships with other educators. It is very critical for all schools to implement collaborative professional developments because teachers learn to respect each other’s ideas, work collaborative, and learn new skills that will definitely make a difference in student learning. Implementing collaborative professional development in schools is very important and beneficial for teachers because it affects student learning in many positive ways. One way is that teachers experience working collaborative with other educators and acquire new skills that they will model later for their students in the classroom.
I will strive to teach my students the qualities that will allow them to be responsible individuals for their actions and choices, not only in the classroom, but also at home, and eventually in the world. I will continuously work with parents that will help them develop other virtues that will foster integrity, diligence, responsibility, cooperation, loyalty, fidelity, and respect for the law and human life. I will consistently work at measuring student’s progress and continue to develop more ways for students to gain the knowledge they need to succeed in life. Each student will have my full attention when it comes to resol... ... middle of paper ... ...agement plan, my students and I will be able to learn and have fun together. Although there will be times that I will need to implement consequences for behavior that is not good, overall I believe that once students begin to realize that there are good consequences in store for them, if their behavior is good, then they will be able to control their behavior and be good students.