Jean Piaget said, "the principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done." Teaching middle school students is my passion! I LOVE talking about classroom management and forming rapport and relationships with students. I also love working with new and exciting lessons to try to make EACH DAY EXCITING. This is my mantra. How you think about writing is what matters! My mind is set on writing. A growth mindset about writing encourages us to keep going-even when it is difficult. From creative writing to academic writing, everyone can learn from different writing tips.
I am a mix of maternal and funk. I am incredibly aware and empathetic of the student experience. From my first year of teaching, I keep this Haim G. Ginott quotation on my wall: “I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.” This quotation sums up my awareness in the classroom. I derive from a place of empathy and exist to create new experiences for my students.
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I currently have my Bachelor's in English Secondary Ed and my Masters in Teaching English in Education. Both are from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI
Teacher. Happy. Love. Life.