The Importance Of Internship

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“At six to eight hours a day, five days a week, you as a teacher are poised to become one of the most influential people in your students’ life.” I strongly believe that all children are capable of learning. With that in mind, it is up to me as the teacher to find a way to teach them. I understand that not all students will learn in the same way, at the same speed, or to the same level understanding. Garrison states, “Often we fall into the trap of creating negative interdependence, where one’s success is built upon the other’s failure, or at least lack of success. But learning teamwork is a life skill, and with that in mind, we want to allow opportunities where the students learn to work as a team.” Cooperative learning is an asset…show more content…
It is very important to me that my students, their parents, other teachers, administrators, and people in the community can depend on me. I want them to know that I am someone they can easily approach, someone who cares, someone who is knowledgeable, and someone who will help them. I will create a classroom that is a safe learning environment for all. During my internship, my mentor used the acronym “THINK” to remind students to think if their statement is true, helpful, important, necessary, and kind. 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. My future classroom, will be one that is open, inviting, resourceful, and most of all safe! The environment is such a vital aspect of having a flourishing learning…show more content…
For example, they could be like the grass that the rabbit eats or like the tree that provides shelter for the squirrel. The teacher uses its resources to convert the energy into the nutrients that provide for the animals. William A. Ward quotes, “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” As a teacher, it is my duty to prepare and teach lessons in a way that will motivate, encourage, inspire, and foster a love for learning. I will accommodate different learning styles and create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning by the use of cooperative learning, creative management techniques, parent involvement, technology, and diversity. I have experience using alternative assessments and preparing lessons which appeal to different learning styles. In the weather lesson stated above, I was able to use formal observation and a rubric to assess the students learning. That lesson reached out to David Lazear’s many different learning styles. I believe that I as a teacher must first learn everything about my students in order to create the best lesson possible. The students themselves are the
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