My Journey to Becoming an Effective Educator By Talecia Stephens “The best way to predict your future is to create it”. ~Abraham Lincoln
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
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
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
Mrs. Barton’s Pre-K Class Phase I
Mr. John’s 3 yr old AM ClassPhase II
Mr. John’s 3 yr old PM ClassPhase II
Academic Scholar Knowledge of Subject Matter
Knowledge of Subject Matter Teaching Philosophy Align assessments with the objectives and lessons
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
Academic Scholar Effective Practitioner
Effective PractitionerLesson Plan The Great Shape Hunt
Effective Practitioner Unit Plan Theme: Welcome to School
Effective PractitionerBulletin Boards These bulletin boards were created to help students identify their peers, staff and faculty members.
Effective PractitionerCreative Activities
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.
Academic Scholar Technological Applications
Technological Applications Starfall The students were on computers daily during center time. The website starfall.com teaches reading and makes learning fun. The website includes exciting phonics games and online interactive books.
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
Technological Applications Smart Board/ Interactive Board Review our lessons Plot Characters Play games Sing songs
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.
More Pictures of Technology
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.
Academic Scholar Multiple Forms of Assessments
Multiple Forms of AssessmentShape Recognition
Multiple Forms of AssessmentBook and Print Awareness Checklist
Multiple Forms of AssessmentNumber Knowledge
Multiple Forms of AssessmentAction Research (Summative)
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.
Academic Scholar Multicultural and Global Perspective
Multicultural and Global Perspective October is Hispanic Heritage Month. Exposure
Multicultural and Global Perspective Pennies for Peace
Literacy & Informational Evening for ESL Families
Multicultural and Global Perspective Language Diversity
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.
Academic Scholar Special Population Perspective
Special Population PerspectiveOral Motor
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
Add Special POP Motor ?
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.
Reflective Practitioner Field Base Experience
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.
Field Base ExperiencesSummative Evaluation
Field Base ExperiencesComments from Mrs. Caldwell
Sibling’s Night at Chapel Forge Identifying parts of the body Sight
Sibling’s Night Touch Smell
Field Trip at the Pumpkin Patch
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
Professional Dispositions Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives
Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives My Last Day at Northview
Personal and Interpersonal PerspectivesParent & Student Comments
Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives
Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives
Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives Letter Of Recommendation
Inquiry Group Good Teaching Strategies Have a passion Use Practical Applications Explain to students why they learn a certain topic Ask for Resource
ACT Meeting November 12, 2009 Discuss The Hidden Senses
Reflection Build good reputation with parents colleagues, and students. Stay updated on new educational research and techniques.
Risk Watch Day Community Helpers Firefighters School Bus Driver Ambulance Paramedic
Fall Parade We were scarecrows
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