The Importance Of Being A Part Of The School Of Education

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My experiences of being a part of the School of Education can be summarized by this quote, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn” (Benjamin Franklin). From the beginning of my education courses, I was able to see the importance of being involved in education. As a teacher it is important to get to know your students in order to help them to reach their full potential. The program has given me the tools and advice to become a successful teacher, now it 's my turn to use them in the classroom. I could go into student teaching today knowing that I am able to write and instruct multi-disciplinary lessons, create curriculum maps and unit studies, implement the Common Core Standards, and use assessment and differentiation …show more content…
My coursework has been vital to my teaching experience. My foundation education courses have helped me become more aware of certain details when entering a classroom. More specifically, these courses have opened my eyes to the needs of students on a physiological and sociological level. When looking at students, I wonder what is their home life like? Which stage of development are they in? and which Gardener’s multiple intelligences suits them best? These essential questions help teachers get to know students better in order to make lessons which adhere to to their needs best. More importantly, these classes have made me aware of diversity and equity. I am now more mindful of differences in the classrooms and the communities that surround the schools and how these differences may affect a student’s education. The education courses have introduced me to various educational theories that I have been able into put to practice in my fieldwork and preceding …show more content…
Students should be encouraged to think deeper in order to develop their comprehension, this can be done through questioning. I want to encourage high-order thinking, not just one word answers. This is such an important skill to acquire, therefore, I would like to keep developing it. I can further develop my questioning skills during student teaching, by preparing the questions I want to ask beforehand, continue to design questions based on the Bloom’s Taxonomy, and stimulate critical thinking by always asking why? I also feel least prepared with classroom management strategies. As a future teacher, I would like to create and maintain appropriate behavior of students in the classroom therefore, I want to learn effective management skills. I can address these during student teaching, by observing the strategies and methods my cooperating teacher uses and doing it myself. I could also address these by speak with my cooperating teacher in the beginning of the term about the skills I want to

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