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Ed416 final pres


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Ed416 final pres

  1. 1. Middle School Teacher Mrs. Kitchens
  2. 2. Mrs. Kitchens OUTLINE Teaching  Teaching Philosophy Techniques  Professional Responsibilities: Role, Expectations, Commitment
  3. 3. Mrs. Kitchens TEACHING PHILOSOPHY • I believe students are different, with different interests and abilities as well as different ways of learning. -Having a combination of teaching methods will equip me to reach out to all students and allow me to be a culturally responsive teacher.• Collaboration and communication is key. -Partnership of teacher, students, and parents/family through science homework, events, activities, meetings and/or phone calls.
  4. 4. Mrs. Kitchens TEACHING PHILOSOPHY• I believe interesting students in the subject will result in better learning. Create opportunities for students to ask questions, experimentation, group activities, and allow them to express interests in science topics.• Teaching creatively the importance of science discovery and its relation to everyday life. Science lends itself to hands-on activities, experimentation, model-making, videos, science fair projects, fun, fun, fun!
  5. 5. Mrs. Kitchens Professional Responsibilities Setting high standards & expectations for all students: equal opportunity and quality education for all Curriculum: develop lesson plans that will engage student learning Follow Federal & State laws, regulations, and expectations
  6. 6. Mrs. Kitchens Professional Responsibilities Being a Culturally responsive teacher: respect and respond with respect to diversity in the classroom, promoting a positive learning environment Accountability: maintain communication with students, staff, and family Committing to excellence in teaching
  7. 7. Mrs. Kitchens Teaching Techniques  Encourage family involvement With things such as:  homework assignments,  family science nights,  science fair projects,  back to school nights, Parent-teacher conferences  Fieldtrip chaperones
  8. 8. Mrs. Kitchens Teaching Techniques  Creative lesson plans that spark student interests  Experiments  Fieldtrips: virtual fieldtrips, live fieldtrips  Family take-home assignments  Creative homework assignments: i.e. model-making Science events such as fairs, museums  Videos and illustrations of concepts  Group & collaborative learning: i.e. work stations
  9. 9. Mrs. Kitchens Teaching Techniques  Create a positive learning environment  Encourage questions, explore ideas  Collaboration opportunities  Allow dialogue over topics, especially those of interest  Promote respect, maintain safety  Proper discipline using positive reinforcement Motivate students in science and relate it to everyday life
  10. 10. Science lends itself to hands-on activities. As a future teacher I plan toengage students with experiments and activities.
  11. 11. What will I teach mystudents?