I teach first grade to a group of anxious to learn six year olds. They teach me as much as I teach them. This is my first year teaching so everyday is an adventure. We have a very diverse classroom. We have students that have arrived in Tallahassee from locations all over the world. The kids are amazing little investigators in life. I have such adoration for their depth of thought and energy.
What excites me most about the classroom are those Ahhh Haaa moments when they catch what I am throwing at them.
I have been teaching this math procedure and they finally grasp it and run away with it like the dish did with the spoon.
My professional development as a first year teacher requires me to take ESOL, Reading Endorsement, Connect Ed, Pearson Interactive Science, classroom management.... and many, many more. I have found that I actually need to be in a classroom every spare moment and I simply have not figured out how to carry my desk top computer around.
I truly feel that my professional development will go a lot smoother using a tablet.
I can jump on a course when I have time to stop and work in between the other million things that a new teacher does in their first year of school!
I will use this tablet to take courses such as Edmentium professional development, Accelerated Reader, Live Board, Study Island, Reading Certification, ESOL Certification, Gizmos, Classroom Management and many many more. Having the tablet will open up the possibilities to take any number of courses online to further my professional development goals.
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