My Mission To Educate
Teaching is a great passion of mine by being able to watch children learn, improve, and grow throughout the school year. I enjoy helping them discover that learning can be refreshing and a fun experience. Motivation is key in encouraging children to learn new concepts and how to explore his or her unique gifts.
I intend to teach children how to build on his or her strengths and to strengthen his or her weaknesses. Children should feel confident in themselves in learning new concepts and build on what he or she already knows. Teaching children in a safe, comfortable and positive environment is important especially when they are learning how to express their needs, concerns and fears throughout his or her daily routines.
Children should have the opportunity to achieve his or her dreams and goals. I enjoy connecting with each child and encourage him or her to connect themselves to real world events that surround them every day.
My main goal in accomplishing reading comprehension and writing is to provide students with a backpack full of tools that will guide them in becoming independent thinkers, readers and writers in a positive classroom community. In describing and modeling various reading strategies to students, I would guide them on how to choose and use the tools provided to eventually guide their own reading and writing. I teach my students to slow down, stop, reflect and respond to literature. This allows students to record their thoughts and questions they have during independent reading.
I also engage my students in maintaining an organized classroom notebook. It’s a place for my students to record their thoughts, ideas, inspirations, and wonders of life. By encouraging them to use this notebook, it will enable them to make great use of the Six Traits of Writing during the writing process. I feel that keeping this notebook is a vital resource and allows my students to gain ownership of their learning because they are able to share their responses to the class or during small groups. Conferring and sharing are important parts of my reading and writing instruction. It’s rewarding to watch my students grow daily as they are exposed to different genres and authors, read to improve fluency, become successful wordsmiths, and utilize the strategies and tools I have modeled for them to become lifelong, successful learners.