I am currently a student teacher working towards my certification for grades 7-12.
I prefer a student-centered approach to a teacher-centered approach and believe in stressing respect and responsibility.
My best teaching moment definitely has to be the first time I ever taught. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the students were actually excited to participate while I taught about thesis statements and they shared their examples. The best part of the lesson was when students shared their real opinions. I stressed how good this is and that they should always express their real opinions and never just say what they think the teacher wants to hear.
Currently at Mount St. Mary's University
Very soon I will be attending an orientation to become a substitute teacher, which I am very excited about. :)