My Philosophy Of A Career In Elementary School

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Throughout my student career, I had many ideas of what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a fashion designer, interior designer, professional singer, a business owner, and an entrepreneur just to name a few. I always came back to one profession though. I wanted to be a teacher. Each year in elementary school, I always wanted to teach the grad I had just completed due to the amazing year I had before. I have had many influences, such as family and experiences that encouraged and solidified my desire to teach. They have shaped me into who I am today and what I stand for.
My mother’s side of the family are primarily teachers. My grandfather is now a retired teacher, principal, administrator and superintendent from Rogers Public Schools.
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I taught lessons to the kindergarteners, I worked one on one and in groups with the students who were struggling learning the basic letters and numbers and I helped them build those skills to be able to layer new information such as patterns and addition and subtraction on top of it, I also helped with filing, paperwork, and grading papers. During those days I was in the classroom we were graded on arriving in a timely manner and what our sponsoring teacher thought about our performance during the week. Then on Fridays we would go to our high school classroom and learn about many aspects of being a teacher. We learned about Bloom’s Taxonomy, Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, how to create a lesson plan, how to apply common core standards to lesson plans, how to cater to students with different areas of need, and much more. In our Friday class, we would do projects and one in particular was we had to create an activity that used Bloom’s Taxonomy, Common Core Standards, have a complete lesson plan, and we had to gather all the material. After that, we had to teach it to our peers in class. This experience was the reason I decided to teach education. It showed me a lot of the work that I would be doing as a teacher and gave me in classroom …show more content…
I was working with the below average learners in the kindergarten class I was working in. The majority of the students are ESL learners so it was even more difficult for them because they were also having to learn a second language. I was working with this little boy named Ramero and we had been working on him being able to count to fifty for at least three weeks. He would get frustrated and then I would feel a little frustrated for him. I came back on the next Monday and he ran to me so excited. He could not wait to tell me that he had been working on counting at home and that he could now count to fifty by himself “without the bears” (bear shaped counting manipulatives). I was so proud of him and I couldn’t wait to start teaching myself because of this. There were many moments like this that solidified it for

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