My students are amazing. I may be biased, however, I truly think that they are a special group. Currently, I work as a special educator in two classrooms; kindergarten and first-grade. Everyday my kindergarteners are energetic, kind, and excited to learn. They are not only learning skills such as reading and addition, they are also learning how to be wonderful friends and citizens of our world. Just this past week, when one student was struggling to read a word, their peer sitting next to them said “You can do it!” and patted their friend on the back. Although this is a small example, it highlights just how compassionate my students are. Moreover, my first-grade students bring the same type of positive energy to our classroom. They recently finished a three month research project about elephants. Though at times this project was difficult, they persevered. Putting together their final research books was a joy, as it was a cumulation of hours worth of work.
Each and every day my students make me proud to be their teacher.
Their acts of kindness, tenacity, and overall optimism is inspiring and I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with such amazing children.
In the 21st century, being able to fluently use technology is crucial. Thus, as an educator, it is my duty to ensure that my students learn how to appropriately use various forms of technology. Having tablets in my classroom would allow me to both teach my students how to safely use tablets and it would give me an opportunity to use a variety of different websites and apps that allow for personalized learning. From an app that reads stories out loud to sight words games to addition/subtraction practice, having tablets would allow for endless educational opportunities. These games and other resources would keep my students engaged and give them the chance to practice what they find challenging.
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