7th Grade Novel:The Outsiders By: S.E. Hinton
8th Grade Novel:
Noting But The Truth By: Avi
I believe that all children have the ability learn. The way a child learns can be determined upon the skill of the child, and the effectiveness of the teacher. An effective teacher should always be conscious of a child’s learning styles and respect the diversity of their students. There are three fundamentals that I consider to be beneficial in establishing a perfect classroom environment, the sharing of knowledge, the sharing of appropriate time management inside the classroom as well as outside the classroom and promoting respect for all things and all people.
My belief of education is built upon the theory of sharing. For the most part, sharing can be linked to education by the way a teacher and a student share their knowledge and information. Even though this type of sharing is important, there are many other ways that sharing comes into play when dealing with education. Sharing can also occur when students share their own personal principles and ideas with their fellow students. My stay at Harrison Elementary School has made me notice how helpful students teaching students can be. As a teacher, using this as a way to conduct a lesson can make teaching more fun and much easier. Since every student has a different way of learning, this can be very beneficial to those students who have some trouble listening to a teacher. Listening to another student who is on the same level as they are can help those in need of a different approach.
Another way in which a teacher can maintain a good classroom is by managing their time well. A teacher must have an organized schedule and must manage his/her time effectively. Not only does a teacher need to have great time management skills inside the classroom, but he/she must budget their time outside the classroom as well. Time management is not just a teacher’s job; students and parents must also fully contribute to the educational experience. All children need parental assistance in order to develop and mature appropriately. When I hear about parents who are too much into their own life, it breaks my heart because the child suffers. The parents are quick to blame the teachers for their child doing inadequately, but it is they who are to blame because they never follow up on their child’s lessons. As a teacher, it is very important to give each student the time and attention in order for the child to have the guidance they need to reach their full potential.
A very important aspect of the way a classroom should be is the implementation of the Golden Rule, “Treat others as you would like them to treat you.” Good manners don’t come naturally to a child. Children always want to be the center of attention, to be first in line, and to get picked first. It is crucial that children learn to respect others’ feelings and their property. The best way for a child to get into a good habit is to teach them early in life. Children should know that good manners are not just in the classroom, they are at home, on the telephone, at the table, and on the street.
It is obvious that there are several forms of sharing in the field of education. I love the idea of having an impact on a child’s life. It is our responsibility to shape children into intelligent, well-mannered adults. I am very excited to share my skills with students and people around me and I hope to learn from them as well. I was blessed with great teachers and commendable school systems in my lifetime. These educators have motivated me to join the field of teaching and I cannot wait to instill these qualities into my students!