As a Learner Cont.….
nfluential teachers make all the difference!
quote included in my essay from class that resonates with me:
“Students learn what they care about, from people they care about and
who they know, care about them.” Barbara Harrell Carson
When people care for you and cry for you, they can straighten our your
soul.” Langson Hughes
he above quotes are included in my essay and talk about Mrs.
Kaufmann. She taught me more than just math and social
studies; she taught me what optimism does for a person, how
perseverance pays off in the end, and how to create goals to
achieve the small things in life. She showed compassion
As a Learner cont.…
We need to teach each the child the way he or she learns.” Learning to
n my essay I talk about how my high school science teacher made
learning a subject that I was not interested in, fun and exciting. Mr.
Mathew focused on and paid attention to how each of his students
learned best. He would go as far as taking time after school to open
his door and invite us to come in and have extra help with him. He
would let me explain my thoughts on the chalkboard, because he
knew that I needed to talk-it-out. He really focused on the studentcentered classroom.
his YouTube video, “Learning to Change Changing to Learn” shown in
class helps me think about how the way I teach will be different from
My Vision cont.….
Don’t just teach kids how to count. Teach ‘em what counts most.”
Students […] take lessons beyond the school and apply their
experiences to other areas of life.” Stolp & Smith, 1995, p.2
Schools need to develop ways to link classroom learning to other
aspects of students’ lives.” Bransford et. Al., 2000, p 26
he three quotes above all speak to the way my influential teachers
taught me, and how I, as an emerging teacher want to approach
education. It is so important for kids to get more out of school than
just math skills and English essay writing skills; they need to learn
My Vision cont.…
caffolding: The teacher provides whatever assistance students need
to enable them to engage learning activities productively. Seminar
Notes September 30, 2013
Zone of Proximal Development: “The ZPD is the distance between
what children can do by themselves and the next learning that they can
be helped to achieve with competent assistance.” Eileen Raymond.
“Learner-centered teachers present students with ‘just manageable
difficulties’ – that is, challenging enough to maintain engagement, but not
so difficult as to lead to discouragement.” Bransford et. Al., 2000, p.24
The following look at Zone of Proximal Development and Scaffolding,
which I talked about further in my essay. Being there as a teacher to assist,
but to also encourage my students is so important for me.
If you can change a single classroom, you change the world.” Learning
to Change video
his quote really stuck into me while watching the Learning to Change
– Changing to Learn video. To me, this quote means that I, as a
teacher will be able to change the world of the students that enter
my classroom. Whether that change is a life-changing event, or just a
small change in how they look at themselves in a new way. In any
case, I want my classroom to be one of safety, excitement, positive
learning and success.