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  • Other schools included Robert R. Gray, Columbia Park, Tulip Grove, Glendarden Woods. I also worked at John Carroll as a secretary and camp counselor.
  • All children are capable of learning. But in order to promote students success, they need to have the right of choices.I also believe in collaborating with other teachers to learn new ideas and share resources. Class management and parental involvement will determine if it will be a productive school year.
  • Objective:
  • Objective:
  • The Bulletin Boardscoincided with the Welcome to School Theme. These were our students first time being in school.
  • and
  • Gain students strengths and weaknesses.
  • Oral Motor help students pronounce sound. They practice tongue exercises.
  • Learning about the 5 senses. Identifying the parts of Mr. Potatoe head
  • The wall was full of different textures such as soft, hard, bumpy, and smooth. I also have to use my nose to guess the smells of different foods in the bag. There were onions, cheetos, cinnamon, lemon, etc.
  • The students run through the maze to find scarecrows. Then they pick baby pumpkins to take home. They also hear a story about the Pumpkin Patch.
  • Very involved student teacher.
  • My Mentor Teacher Mrs. Barton, some parents, and I connect on a professional and personal level. I can tell the students really enjoyed having me as a student teacher. In my spare time I go back to the school to visit the students and teachers.
  • We were given a prop and put into groups to make up some propriceptive and vestibular activities. We used the blanket as a parachute.
  • Multi task, patient, confident
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    • 1. My Journey to Becoming an Effective Educator
      By Talecia Stephens
      “The best way to predict your future is to create it”. ~Abraham Lincoln
    • 2. Table of Contents
      All About Me
      Academic Scholar
      Knowledge of Subject Matter
      Effective Practitioner
      Technological Applications
      Multiple Assessments
      Multicultural and Global Perspective
      Special Populations Perspective
      Reflective Practitioner
      Field Based Experience
      Professional Dispositions
      Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives
      Future Plans
    • 3. All About Me
      22 years old
      Top 10 percentile at BSU
      Spontaneous, Sociable, and Outgoing
      5 yrs of Teaching Experience
      Love teaching and interacting with young children
      Love Math and Technology
    • 4. My Experience
      North View Elementary School
      Mrs. Barton and Mrs. Woods
      Pre- K
      22 students
      Chapel Forge Special Center
      Mr. John and Ms. Nina
      3 year olds
      AM class – 4-6 students
      PM class – 7 students
      Autism, Developmental Delay and Speech Delay
    • 5. Mrs. Barton’s Pre-K Class Phase I
    • 6. Mr. John’s 3 yr old AM ClassPhase II
    • 7. Mr. John’s 3 yr old PM ClassPhase II
    • 8. Academic Scholar
      Knowledge of Subject Matter
    • 9. Knowledge of Subject Matter Teaching Philosophy
      Align assessments with the objectives and lessons
    • 10. Knowledge of Subject MatterPraxis Scores
      Praxis I: 528
      Praxis II: EC 164/174 SPED 319
    • 11. Knowledge of Subject Matter Transcript
    • 12. Reflection
      Be a hard worker and the same characteristics should shine through your students.
      Modeling is the most effective way to influence students’ behaviors.
      Be as non biases as possible. My purpose is to only address the needs of my students and their success.
      Promote intrinsic motivation so students will feel good about their grades vs. trying to gain a reward.
      Learn from my students as they learn from me.
      “To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work”. ~Sister Mary Lauretta
    • 13. Academic Scholar
      Effective Practitioner
    • 14. Effective PractitionerLesson Plan
      The Great Shape Hunt
    • 15. Effective Practitioner Unit Plan
      Theme: Welcome to School
    • 16. Effective PractitionerBulletin Boards
      These bulletin boards were created to help students identify their peers, staff and faculty members.
    • 17. Effective PractitionerCreative Activities
    • 18. Reflection
      Build Strong Relationship with your students
      Bulletin Boards
      Helped me learn about my students
      Helped students learn about their peers
      Helped student learn about who works to support their learning
      Fostered a sense of “safe environment” and “belonging”
      Make learning fun.
      Teach through different modalities.
      Being enthusiastic and creative really motivates the students for learning.
      Create a positive and safe environment for students.
      Establish clear rules and consequences.
      Create eye-catching and purposeful bulletin boards and lessons.
    • 19. Academic Scholar
      Technological Applications
    • 20. Technological Applications Starfall
      The students were on computers daily during center time.
      The website teaches reading and makes learning fun.
      The website includes exciting phonics games and online interactive books.
    • 21. Technological Applications Library
      Our class went to the library each Wednesday to play interactive games with Mr. Krainer.
      They learned Math and Reading Skills.
      They also checked out new books each week.
      If you want to trick a child into learning, then give them access to technology.
      ~Talecia Stephens
    • 22. Technological Applications Smart Board/ Interactive Board
      Review our lessons
      Play games
      Sing songs
    • 23. Technological ApplicationsTech/Talk
      Helped non-verbal students to communicate.
      Used tech/talk with the story “Too Much Noise”
      Used to help students identify animals’ sounds in the story.
    • 24. More Pictures of Technology
    • 25. Reflection
      Expose students to authentic experiences.
      Make any lesson fun by simply adding technology.
      Use a variety of technology tools to enhance instruction.
      Help students become technologically savvy so they will be good researchers in the future.
    • 26. Academic Scholar
      Multiple Forms of Assessments
    • 27. Multiple Forms of AssessmentShape Recognition
    • 28. Multiple Forms of AssessmentBook and Print Awareness Checklist
    • 29. Multiple Forms of AssessmentNumber Knowledge
    • 30. Multiple Forms of AssessmentAction Research (Summative)
    • 31. Reflection
      Assessment information is used to plan meaningful learning experiences.
      It is a great tool when used properly. It should be paired with instruction to help students build upon weaknesses.
      It also determines what objectives need to be met.
    • 32. Academic Scholar
      Multicultural and Global Perspective
    • 33. Multicultural and Global Perspective
      October is Hispanic Heritage Month.
    • 34. Multicultural and Global Perspective Pennies for Peace
    • 35. Literacy & Informational Evening for ESL Families
    • 36. Multicultural and Global Perspective Language Diversity
    • 37. Reflection
      Learn students’ background: their learning styles and abilities
      Hispanic Heritage Month
      Pennies for Peace
      Language Diversity
      As a teacher, I will make all students feel worthy regardless of gender, socio-economic status, culture, and/ or disability.
    • 38. Academic Scholar
      Special Population Perspective
    • 39. Special Population PerspectiveOral Motor
    • 40. Special Population PerspectivePDS Clinic
      5yrs old/ Kindergarten
      Loves Cars and Dinosaurs
      Reads Level 2 books and self-corrects
      Knows all 30 of his sight words
      Knows all upper and lower Case letters
      Is more encouraged to read
    • 41. Add Special POP Motor ?
    • 42. Reflection
      Only provide support when necessary.
      Accommodations that I learned to apply to my lessons are prompting, using visual aids such as PCS, and giving additional wait time.
    • 43. Reflective Practitioner
      Field Base Experience
    • 44. Field Base ExperiencesMentor Teacher Opinionnaire
      My Field Base Experience has made me a more confident and assertive person. I had positive interact with parents, students, and teachers. I have also become more patience. I believe in learning from my mistakes. I reflect daily to find ways to improve myself. Mrs. Shaw says I am very conscientious.
    • 45. Field Base ExperiencesSummative Evaluation
    • 46. Field Base ExperiencesComments from Mrs. Caldwell
    • 47. Sibling’s Night at Chapel Forge
      Identifying parts of the body
    • 48. Sibling’s Night
    • 49. Field Trip at the Pumpkin Patch
    • 50. Field Trip
    • 51. Reflection
      I believe in collaborating to learn new ideas such as effective strategies
      There is always room for improve. I will continue to raise expectations for myself.
      We have to pick and choose our battles.
      Avoid Conflicts
    • 52. Professional Dispositions
      Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives
    • 53. Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives
      My Last Day at Northview
    • 54. Personal and Interpersonal PerspectivesParent & Student Comments
    • 55. Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives
    • 56. Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives
    • 57. Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives Letter Of Recommendation
    • 58. Inquiry Group
      Good Teaching Strategies
      Have a passion
      Use Practical Applications
      Explain to students why they learn a certain topic
      Ask for Resource
    • 59. ACT Meeting
      November 12, 2009
      Discuss The Hidden Senses
    • 60. Reflection
      Build good reputation with parents colleagues, and students.
      Stay updated on new educational research and techniques.
    • 61. Risk Watch Day
      Community Helpers
      School Bus Driver
      Ambulance Paramedic
    • 62. Fall Parade
      We were scarecrows
    • 63. Future Plans
      Write children’s books
      Teach Pre- K
      Earn my Masters in Teaching
      Join Social Committee
      After teaching, I want to become a Counselor
    • 64. The End