University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Teaching is a passion that I have had since I started my college career. I enjoy providing students with new learning and helping them to think critically and strategically so that they can use these skills throughout their life. Collaborating with others is important to me because I believe that it enhances everyone’s work abilities. Engaging students and really selling the lessons to them is a strength of mine. I also continually reflect with not just myself, but with my students to see strengths and weaknesses in different areas. Any job in education takes dedication, determination, and continuous active engagement with the teacher continually learning new ideas for the classroom. I believe I am a highly qualified candidate in all of these areas and have been complemented by my drive for teaching. Many people say that it just "comes natural" for me.
To educate is a skill that incorporates authenticity, time, knowledge of all types of learners, and dedication. I have always been told that I should be a teacher, mainly because of my dedication and determination. While student teaching in my internship position I put all of my time and energy into the classroom I was placed in. Students can tell the difference between teachers who are there to do everything they can to educate them, and teachers who are just in it for the pay check. Teaching is not just a career, but a way of life in which educators are making a difference in every way possible.
While preparing for my professional career in education I found that my talent in teaching is building rapport with students. Every student I taught I made it a goal to get to know them, and to make them feel like they were a part of a community. When students feel comfortable with their teacher it is easier for them to be engaged in the lessons, and retain the information taught.
Another talent I have is using my resources available and researching the best way to approach different lessons. I am able to differentiate lessons so they meet all students’ needs. Many of my lessons I teach are unique in the way that I bring my own personality into them so students become engaged and interested in what I am teaching. I also reflect on a majority of my lessons that I teach to see for areas of improvement in my teaching. I am fully capable of teaching and have great experience that I use when teaching. The students I teach I am able to “sell” the lesson I have prepared for them, and I know that they are engaged and learning new things. Teaching is a passion that I have had since I started my college career. I enjoy providing students with new learning and helping them to think critically and strategically so that they can use these skills throughout their life. Collaborating with others is important to me because I believe that it enhances everyone’s work abilities. Engaging
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