I enjoy teaching all levels of student in grades 1st-4th, and believes that all students can reach their full potential. I utilize best practice in instruction so that students can learn at their own pace. I inspire and motivate my students. I'm funny, creative, and make learning fun. I know that the early years are the most critical years in a child life. I was told once that every thing a child learns he/she learns it in kindergarten, and I believe that to be true, simply because I've had college students to tell me that they got their study skills while they were in my care. I love teaching. I love watching students become secure in who they are. My beliefs are if this happens at an early age it will follow them through out their lives making them productive citizen.
I am a retired disable teacher with limited mobility. Retired because of my disability, not because I didn't enjoy my job working with children, helping then to reach their full potential at what ever grade level I taught. I know that teaching is my "God" given talent, because when I was in the classroom I became that child sitting in front of my teacher. I remember how I felt with some of my teachers and I did not want my students to feel that way with me. I became a child to a certain degree, to nurture my students as I watch them grow and develop. I believe that if children are comfortable with their teachers learning will be easier for them.I tried to make that happen when they were under my instructions. If they learn the basis skills at an early age and get a good foundation they will not have to work so hard trying to catch up later on. Every child can learn, some just learn at different times and different ways. Some are visual learners, others learn by seeing, still others learn by touch. Whatever it took to help a child learn that was educational was what I did to help my students learn at their own pace. This is what I did with students that had a problem learning new concepts, remembering them , and putting them into practice. Most of the students I taught made progress even the ones that had special needs. Some of the slow learners were able to function at grade level.
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