Queens College (elementary education)
Queens College of the City University of New York (Master's)
I am a native New Yorker who relocated to Virginia. I am very interested in applying to your position. I have been in the teaching field for over 25 years. I believe "All Children Can Learn" and with the proper motivation and tools they can. My motto is "I can", "I know I Can" and "I Can Do IT! I am very energetic and love to teach. I use a variety of learning styles: audio, visual, and hands on. I am also familiar with the technology that is out there. I am very familiar with the smart board or the promethean board. I use the internet in mostly all of my lessons to enhance the lessons that go with the curriculum. I have worked with mentally challenged students and students who were gifted as well. I have taught kindergarten for 25 years in New York. My expertise was teaching kindergarteners and first graders how to read. I have used various reading programs: such as Open Court, Reading First and Voyager. The biggest enjoyment was to see my students reading in June because when they first came in in September they didn't know how to read but when they left in June most of my students were reading on 2nd and 3rd grade level. I even had one that was reading on 5th grade.
I have a good rapport with parents. I communicate with them once a week. I kept a parent communication log on every student in my class. I also called parents to tell them how their child was doing, negative and positive. Parents don't just want to hear how bad their child is doing all the time. They want to hear positive things as well. I really get involved with my students. For those students who misbehave in class, I have various incentives for them to achieve good behavior. One incentive would be to have the students that were good for the month to meet me at the bowling alley, bowl one game and then go to McDonald's and have lunch. I would pick two students that were behavior problems but exemplified good behavior for the month and pay for their bowling and their lunch. I would do this once a month, so they would have something to work toward and look forward to. I also invite the parents to come along and bowl as well. I believe each child is unique in his her own way. I try to instill a lot of self-esteem in my students by singing songs that deal with self-esteem. I constantly tell them that the word "American" ends in "I can" and not "I can't." I would love to work alongside another teacher and learn from him or her their philosophy on teaching and then maybe we can share each other ideas.
I am a native New Yorker who relocated to Virginia. I am very interested in applying to your position. I have been in the teaching field for over 25 years. I believe "All Children Can Learn" and with the proper motivation and tools they can. My motto is "I can", "I know I Can" and "I Can Do IT! I am very energetic and love to teach. I use a
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I am qualified in this area because I have used various reading programs dealing with phonics: Reading First, Distar, Voyager and Scott Foresman. I was an after school tutor in reading for the Millenium program. I am basically an early childhood teacher for over 34 years. Taught Kindergarten for 21 years.