Wright State University Dayton, OH (Elementary Education)
IUEast (Graduate Coursework)
My goal is to help my students achieve their goals. I try to find the way the child learns best, find things they enjoy learning about, and make the student feel successful. These are important factors that help my students learn to be independent learners.
I teach my students because I know that a good education is important for the rest of their lives. Their education is an investment in their future as well as the future of the communities where they live. So as I tutor I try to instill a love for learning, to help the students always try their best and never give up learning the elementary basics.
I use research-based resources to improve my students' weaknesses. One of the resources I use is "Words Their Way". This is a system of finding where the student's weaknesses are and improving them by pinpointing where they are developmentally in their spelling, reading, and writing. Developmentally appropriate words are used in word sorts to help my students find patterns and differences in words to help expand their vocabulary.
I am a fan of the Common Core because of its consistency to help all students learn similar things. It provides cohesion to our schools throughout our country. This is an effort to provide a quality education for all citizens. I use the Common Core for all of my lesson planning.
I have experience from all sides of life in elementary education. I received a bachelor of education in 1988 from Wright State University, Dayton, OH. I taught three years as a first grade teacher before my children were born. At that time I became a full time mom for twenty-two years. This experience has allowed me to have an understanding of being a parent and helping my children with their homework and school projects. Because of my interest in education we took field trips with classmates all on our own to explore subjects such as the Underground Railroad on our own time. Now, that two of my children are grown I have entered the public school again as a para teacher to help teach students skills that they need to master.
My students love to "hang out" as they say. I use technology and interesting ways to make learning fun. I look forward to making sometimes dull and boring school work seem engaging and enjoyable. My goal is to help my students achieve their goals. I try to find the way the child learns best, find things they enjoy learning about, and make the student feel successful. These are important factors that help my students learn to be independent learners.
I teach my students because I know that a good education is important for the rest
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I have a Bachelors of Science in Education from Wright State University. I have completed twelve graduate hours at IUEast in education. I have a 5 Year Provisional Kindergarten-Elementary (k-8) License in the state of Ohio. I have four years of teaching in the public schools.