Learning should be exciting. I apply traditional and nontraditional methods in my teaching in order to keep children excited about learning. My tutoring approach is to have the student tell me a little about themselves and what they enjoy about school and learning. On occasion's field trips and other outdoor activities can give a student enhancement understanding because of the visual and participation in the learning assignment. For example, kindergarten students will enjoy a trip to an art museum given a chance to re-create by painting or drawing their favorite picture from the trip. A student struggling in reading will also benefit from a balance of field trips such as trips to the supermarket, to buy ingredients to make peanut butter cookies or chocolate chip- cookies that require reading and create a fun atmosphere for building stronger reading skills. As a teacher, I am as well aware, some of my students may have special needs, in addition I incorporate innovative methods in teaching and tutoring my special needs students.
All children have the ability to enrich their learning experience, of course with the encouragement of a collaborative learning group which consists of parents, teachers as well as siblings and friends. Expecting a student comprehending the world in which they live by sitting behind a desk using a pencil to paper is unrealistic and does not challenge the student. I am very adamant about balance in learning. There is something new to learn every day, whether it is in history, art, science, nutrition, or reading I strive to keep myself well informed in order to teach my students and build a "want to know" attitude. As an early-childhood teacher, this is my goal. I work for the New York City Department of Education as a paraprofessional and a substitute teacher. I also worked in the private school teaching science and Bible. Teaching and learning are a part of my life. I enjoy learning and enjoy teaching.
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