In high school I took a mentoring class. In the class I was a mentor in a first grade classroom which had 16 students in it. I helped the students complete their work, read books, and do other things around the classroom.
During my senior year of high school I took Teacher Cadet. In Teacher Cadet we learned how to make lesson plans and how to be a good educator. In Teacher Cadet we had to observe a classroom for a month. I observed a sixth grade class at Leavelle McCampbell MIddle School. During the observation period we had to construct two lesson plans and teach them to the class.
I have wanted to be a teacher ever since I was four years old. I would align my stuffed animals across my bed and “teach” them different things. I have looked up to every one of my teachers since pre-kindergarten but, my fourth grade teacher stood out to me the most. That teacher was Mrs. Lintner from Byrd Elementary School. She cared about each one of her students like they were her own children. She would listen to her students’ many stories that they had to tell everyday. Mrs. Lintner’s classroom always had a cheery atmosphere. When she would have a bad day, she would put on a smile and still show love towards her classroom. When a student misbehaved Mrs. Lintner would take the student aside and correct their behavior in a private manner. She would never call a student out in front of the class. Mrs. Lintner would make sure that each student understood the material before moving on to another topic. At the end of the year, I knew that I wanted to inspire children just like she inspired me.
As a teacher, you never know what students are going through at home. Students can be going through many difficulties in their home life. They can be struggling with abuse, depression, hunger and many other things. I want to be the one person in a student’s life that can make a difference. I want to be the one that can make a student forget about how bad their home life can be.
Welcome To My Classroom
My classroom will have several rules. The first rule will be to be respectful to everyone. In order to speak in the classroom, students will have to raise their hand and wait to be called on. The students in my classroom are allowed to only handle their supplies and not things that belong to other students. Students will be expected to bring their supplies and learning materials to class everyday. Leaving the classroom to go to the restroom or anywhere in the school will not be allowed.