In my classroom, I desire to challenge, engage, and inspire growth in my students not only in the classroom but in all aspects of their lives. As a non-traditional student going through school, I realized that I wanted more from my classes. It is my mission to bring to the classroom various teaching methods, so all students may interact and engage with the material. I wish to inspire my students to push themselves to be better every day, in and out of the classroom. Not only will I encourage my students to reach their full potential, I will continue to do the same, researching and learning new and innovate ways to teach and inspire these young minds.
I know today we are often over saturated with information and screens. I wish to get my students out of these screens opening their horizons further, enabling them to think more critically, and to understand that there are more resources available then what is on the screens in their hands. At the same time, finding a balance is important to allow students to realize what an immense tool they have at their fingertips. Utilizing power point presentations, videos, podcasts, and various other resources that relate to the material ensures all styles of learning are encompassed. The repetition of information will also allow for optimum retention and understanding of the information.
Just as I hold myself to a high standard to and strive to be better, I also expect this from my students well. It is only through hard work that we improve; nothing is given. Though each student has their own potential, it is my job to help my students achieve their maximum aptitude, if a student is struggling, we must find other ways and resources to help them through whatever barrier they may encounter.