Al Baath Univeristy (Master's)
My ability to build positive relationships with students and peers, variety of teaching experiences and recent coursework in curriculum and instructional strategies, integration and writing across curricula will enable me to be a great asset.
During my placement as a student teacher at Ingraham High School in Seattle, I learned and applied a broad range of teaching strategies. For example, I constructed my lesson plans by first consulting the Common Core Standards for clear objectives and learning goals. Every student’s experience was enriched by differentiating lessons for learning styles, IEPs, 504s, gifted/talented abilities, as well as cultural and socio-economic needs. I incorporated parent volunteers into classroom activities whenever possible and integrated technology to engage learners. I implemented a variety of assessments to ensure evidence of successful learning throughout each unit. Above all, I encouraged students to assume a very active responsibility for their own learning. My students enthusiastically made strategic choices, reflected on their learning processes, collaborated often, and submitted constant input. Every one of my students knew what we were learning, why we were learning it, and how it applied to the world beyond the classroom.
As part of my student teaching and practice experiences, I also had the opportunity to work closely with both departmental and building wide teams. As a student teacher, I collaborated with colleagues to develop goals that were to be followed for the remainder of the school year. I also actively participated in extra-curricular activities and volunteered for extra duties demonstrating an enthusiasm and true desire to be part of the high school team.
Native Arabic Language
My experiences beyond graduate school have enhanced my success as an educator. My Arabic speaking and writing ability and my experiences studying abroad have proven to be an asset both in the classroom and on campus. I have a deeper understanding of what diversity means through my travels and have been able to build productive and valuable relationships with diverse students and peers. Additionally, my work as a Biologic Teacher has resulted in valuable insight on the success of lessons based on analysis found in the student essays that I appraised, and is an indicator of my commitment to continued learning and growth. My ability to build positive relationships with students and peers, variety of teaching experiences and recent coursework in curriculum and instructional strategies, integration and writing across curricula will enable me to be a great asset.
During my placement as a student teacher at Ingraham High School in Seattle, I learned and