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Why I want to Teach

Rosiland Jackson

Why I want to Teach Rosiland Jackson

INTASC STANDARD

Standard #5 Application of Content

The Teacher understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic

local and global issues.

Name of Artifact: Personal Statement

Date: March 25, 2013

Course: EDUC 101

Brief Description: For this assignment, I will document the reason I want to be a teacher and give you the characteristics of what makes a good teacher and what I will bring to teaching.

Rationale: To document my reasons for teaching standard #5 application of content, I will include why I want to teach, what are effective teaching traits, what are the characteristics of the students I want to teach. I will give you the perspectives on what the characteristic of the community I want to teach in and what I will contribute to the profession of teaching.

Effective Teacher Traits

Knowledge Alive!
Knowledge
Alive!
Articulate
Articulate
Committed Innovative
Committed
Innovative
Patient
Patient
Able to find joy in teaching
Able to find
joy in teaching

A sound understanding of the fields teaching and learning and your own content area is essential. Students know when you are knowledgeable.

A good teacher has a healthy balance of warmth and strictness and an enthusiasm for being with young people, evidenced by her or his ability to share students’ interest. Enthusiasm does not mean boisterousness, but teaching requires a presence in the classroom that is both personal and professional.

A good teacher has good communication skills and expresses herself or himself clearly. This includes having a sense of humor.

A good teacher is dedicated to furthering the learning experiences of young people and fostering a love of learning. A certain amount of selflessness is required.

A good teacher constantly seeks new and exciting ways to interest and engage students in the topic at hand. Novel methods and techniques leave a lasting impression that the teacher has taken the time to prepare for the lesson.

A good teacher is not easily overwhelmed or distressed and has the capacity to be a good

listener. At times you will need to repeat lessons or remind students of the classroom rules, not

to mention the occasions when you will have to help students overcome their doubts and fears.

These times require patience and stamina.

A good teacher derives a great deal of pleasure from teaching. You cannot make

learning a joy for students unless you love the teaching profession and find joy

in it.

Reasons for Wanting to Teach

“What Inspires Me”

INFLUENCES

My mother always thought us that we

have a responsibility to be good citizens and that we are obligated to give as much as we can

“Service is the rent we pay for being. It

is the very purpose of life, and not

something you do in your spare time” Marian Wright Edelman

It is our responsibility to leave this world better for the generations that

will come after us

I believe that I have a positive effect on people

MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

Reconstructionism:

Reconstructionist advocate that schools should take the lead to reconstruct society. Schools have more than a responsibility to

transmit knowledge; they have the

mission to transform society as well. Reconstructionist go beyond progressivists in advocating social activism.

have the mission to transform society as well. Reconstructionist go beyond progressivists in advocating social activism.

Community Characteristics

Showing Students They Really do MATTER!!

Characteristics Showing Students They Really do MATTER!! • The community to adopt the school and volunteer
Characteristics Showing Students They Really do MATTER!! • The community to adopt the school and volunteer

The community to adopt the school and volunteer on a regular basis

Business to offer student’s incentives for learning

Community to be involved with tutoring the children

The community to assist the school with fundraising

Assist the police with keeping the community safe

Community come out and support the events and programs of the

school

Encourage the children everyday and take an active part in their educational development

Help the student prepare for ISTEP and other standardized test

Sponsor a College night to show the students what their future in

post secondary education can look like

Community to Just Care about the students

Contributions to the Profession

What I will bring to the profession of teaching

Profession What I will bring to the profession of teaching • My dedications to my students

My dedications to my students

My commitment to continue to learn

My passion to teach all my students

My Never Quit Attitude!

to teach all my students • My Never Quit Attitude! • My ability to listen to
to teach all my students • My Never Quit Attitude! • My ability to listen to
to teach all my students • My Never Quit Attitude! • My ability to listen to
to teach all my students • My Never Quit Attitude! • My ability to listen to

My ability to listen to my

students

My willingness to do

whatever is necessary for my students to be

successful

My commitment to making each of my students responsible citizens

My drive to see that my students needs are met

My commitment to work as a member of the team

My commitment to stay current in my teaching ability

Student Characteristics

Student Characteristics Inspiring the Youth • Eager to Learn • Actively participate in Class • Willing

Inspiring the Youth

Eager to Learn

Actively participate in Class

Willing to be Challenged

Hungry for Knowledge

Intelligent

Curious

Adventurous

Well mannered

References

Koch, J. (2012). TEACH. Belmont, CA. Wadsworth, Cengage Learning

ThinkExist.com Quotations Online 1 Feb. 2013. 18 Mar.2013. The ThinkExist.com Quotations. “Marian Wright Edelman quotes”

http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/marian_wright_edelman/

The ThinkExist.com Quotations. “Marian Wright Edelman quotes” http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/marian_wright_edelman/