My Education Philosophy
A Good Teacher is…
I believe that a good teacher is organized, and can help the student realize their potential, and help each student as an individual. As a teacher, I will be well prepared. By this statement, I mean that I would have clear, defined objectives and requirements for my students. I should have a rough plan for the upcoming lessons. Then be able to adjust and tweak- based on students needs. Above all else as good teacher, I am aware of and embrace the fact that I am here for the betterment of the students- and that as a teacher the students are my first priority.
A good teacher is encouraging and welcoming. I will be able to make each student feel confident, safe, and intelligent. I would have the students best interest in mind. I would like to understand each student as more than a student, I would like to understand them as a person. I want to benefit them as a person, and bring growth and change to them, to build a strong and positive foundation for their education, and their future.
A good teacher is always improving. They are always adjusting their worksheets, assignments, lectures, demonstrations, classrooms, seating charts, etc. This is because a good teacher learns from their students. Every year the teacher has enhanced their skills because a new set of students has brought more experience and knowledge to that teacher. A good teacher is constantly learning. As a good teacher, that is what I will do.
Children Learn Best When…
In my opinion, children learn best when they have confidence in their ability to learn. The number one factor that affects student learning, according to me and my experience, is the mindset that they have about education, and school. If students have a growth mindset they embrace education wholeheartedly and enthusiastically, taking bad days as an opportunity to learn from their mistakes and grow stronger. If they have the misconception that they are not “innately smart” they will be intimidated of and discouraged from education.This is where a good teacher comes in.
The Purpose of Education is…
My purpose in educating is to better the future, and those who will lead it. The student in the academic school setting is more than just a student- they are a person as well. They learn much more than just academics. Educators have a great influence on students. It is my priority as a teacher to ensure that my students establish growth mindsets, as well as gain academic skills that will benefit them in the years to come.
As an educator, I will strive to be a good teacher, to help children learn in the best way, and to carry out my purpose.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Washington-Bothell Campus - Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
Reading, cooking, baking, learning new things, taking my little sister to the park, and lots and lots of math!
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Writing
Technology and Computer Science