Hi all! I have been a preschool teacher for almost three years now, and I could not imagine anything else. I have received my associates degree in Early Childhood Education and I plan to continue my education. I interned at my current job for a year in a part day preschool classroom. After my internship, I immediately applied to be a substitute teacher at the same place. I only subbed for a week before I was hired as a permanent teacher. I have dealt with behavioral children, children who have special needs, and children who are so beyond their years in learning.
My teaching style is very basic. I focus on social/emotional development first. I feel that it is very hard for children to learn anything in an environment where they feel uncomfortable and out of sorts. Simple things like: classroom rules, names of peers, table manners, etc. I also teach that when a new person comes into our classroom we are welcoming and respectful. Next, I will go onto the cognitive skills. I want to ensure that they are able to focus and remain present for an amount of time in an area. Then I will begin teaching literacy, and mathematics. I consider myself a very easy going teacher so long as the rules are being followed .
I attended preschool, then Catholic school grade K-8 and then a vocational high school. Currently I am at NSCC.
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