Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY (Childhood Education)
Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY (Master's)
As an educator, accomplishments in the classroom or with specific students come in many forms. For students, it can be as simple as remembering how to spell a sight word to the creation of a complex scientific experiment. I have worked with diverse student populations including ethnically diverse populations and children with Autism. With a family member who is diagnosed with Autism (PDD-NOS), I am ready and willing to learn more and work more with this specific population. Transferring what I learned and know into my personal life can be essential in making everyday life simpler for my family as a whole. The diverse populations have made me more receptive to differences and the differences I will encounter as an educator. I am fluent (and certified) in the Spanish language, which I believe can be a major asset to any school/academy or agency. Through my student teaching and paid work experience, I utilized many interactive strategies such as the smart board technologies, cooperative learning, guided reading, Fountas and Pinnell reading assessments, ECMA math assessments, and Fundations. I am also familiar with the Envisions Math program, TERC Math program, Contexts for Learning Math program, GO Math program, Core Knowledge Language Arts program, Teacher’s College Writing and Reading Workshops programs and the Treasures Reading program.
My natural love for teaching and for children has been (and will continue to be) enhanced by the plethora of guidance and the quality of information that I have gained (and will continue to gain) through the years. The same way I would like my students to be lifelong learners, I want to be that as well. I firmly believe in always expanding your horizons as an educator to facilitate both student and teacher learning. My goal is to strive to combine my abilities with my compassion and civility to create a positive and responsive classroom community for all children and learning styles. It shows that students realize the passion in you, if you truly exude it. This in turn will help them with their schoolwork and ultimately help them succeed. There aren't many people who can wake up every day and love what they do; only the few lucky people get to wake up and practice their hobbies. All students deserve a chance. I vow to always be the teacher who will make a difference in children’s lives. I look forward to my future teaching and learning experiences.
As an educator, accomplishments in the classroom or with specific students come in many forms. For students, it can be as simple as remembering how to spell a sight word to the creation of a complex scientific experiment. I have worked with diverse student populations including ethnically diverse populations and children with Autism. With a family
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I am currently a NYC teacher who teaches in an inclusion setting (both general and special education). I teach various skill levels, one being a child with Autism. I also have a close family member with severe Autism (PPD-NOS) whom I've babysat consistently. Children with Autism need several visual aids and a set routine, but the individual learning needs depend on the student.
I am currently employed in a NYC Department of Ed school teaching first grade. Our curriculum is common core based. My lessons are aimed to help students reach standards they need to learn in the first grade. Common core is very challenging but with proper scaffolding and attention to student needs, they definitely can be taught.
I am currently teaching first grade in NYC. I taught third grade for two years when I graduated college, with my master's in 2012. I am constantly attending professional development opportunities to continue my learning journey as well. I have also tutored elementary level students while attending college. I am familiar with NYS test preparation.
Handwriting is something important for elementary students to learn. For example, I teach handwriting through the Fundations program used at my school. The students are to recognize where they are to begin and end when writing the letters. It is something we practice everyday on specific paper.
I have experience teaching phonics through the Fundations program. I have used it for about 2 years in total now. I teach students the letters first, the sounds they make, then finally to blend the letters to create a word. Tactile materials are used such as magnet letters, their own fingers to tap out the words, sand-writing, and dry erase boards.
I am currently teaching first grade in Newark, NJ. I taught third grade for two years when I graduated college, with my master's in 2012. I am constantly attending professional development opportunities to continue my learning journey as well. I have also tutored elementary level students while attending college. I am familiar with NYS test preparation.