I believe that because I have wanted to be a teacher since I was a little girl that I am ready to enter the classroom and give the students that same experience that I received in school. Not only have I wanted to be a teacher for many years, but also I have had many teachers in my past, good and bad, who have assisted me in realizing that teaching was the profession for me. Coming to college and enrolling in the educational program has helped me gain more insight to how I need to be as a teacher, and what I need to do to become this teacher. With the help of all the professors here at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and all of the courses I have taken thus far, I feel they have prepared me for my first experience in a real-life classroom. I believe that as a professional teacher, I am responsible to present myself in the best possible way. My clothing should cover all parts that are inappropriate for exposure in a classroom, my language should be grammatically correct, and my behavior should reflect that of an adult.
By following all of these guidelines, I feel that the students will begin to see what it is like to be a good teacher. I will always try to set a reliable example for all of my students to follow hoping that down the road they will think of me as a role model like I do of my third grade teacher, Mrs. Grigg. I believe that my job as a teacher is to promote academic, social, and emotional development of all my students. I believe that my classroom should provide an environment that is safe and conducive for learning and teaching.
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I should help the students develop self-appreciation, encourage all different activities and talents, nurture curiosity, help utilize risk-taking skills and creativity, and most of all advocate achievement in all subjects. It is my responsibility as a professional teacher to be a positive role model and always promote learning in the most positive way possible, making sure that all of my student’s minds continually expand and grow. I believe that it is important for me, as a teacher, to reflect on what went on in the classroom every evening. I need to be able to analyze my own teaching methods to make sure that I am doing everything to the best of my ability. Making sure that all of my students understand the lessons and are up to date with the information being presented in class is my main priority and because of this I need to be aware of how well I’m going about presenting the information. Not only do I need to reflect on my own teaching skills, but I need to also observe how well I’m students are doing with the material.
Walking around the classroom and monitoring my students working first-hand will also help me mature as a teacher and as a person. Knowing what is going on in my own classroom is key to becoming a great teacher, and disregarding it could be very hazardous to me and to my students learning. I believe that it is my duty as a teacher to treat all my students with the same respect and give all of them the same amount of chances to achieve. I need to be sure that not only do I treat everybody equally, but I need to be sure that my students treat each other equally also. They need to respect and treat one another the way they would want to be treated. I feel that as a teacher, to promote this type of behavior, I need to make sure that all of my students know each other and get equal chances to work with each other almost daily.
By putting them together in different groups each time, they will learn to work and handle themselves in different situations in the classroom, and in the outside world. The bottom line is that favoring is not the way to go, however being sure that all my students are included and treated with same respect will promote a healthy classroom environment.
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