I teach 23 magnificent 3rd graders at a Title I school in eastern Kentucky. If I could describe my students using five words, they would be: ambitious, sympathetic, courageous, sincere, and of course hilarious! When coming into the classroom I want all students to feel welcome; welcome to communicate their thoughts, passions, hardships, accomplishments, etc.
If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn -Ignacio Estrada.
As their teacher, I have the opportunity to make unforgettable memories with their classroom experiences. Hearing my students say "Wow! Math was really fun today!" is the best compliment I could ever receive! I wan to be the reason my students are excited to come to school each and every day. You can help make that happen!
Get Your Teach On (GYTO) is more than just a conference --it's a movement. With the conference being founded and led by educators like Hope and Wade King (Ron Clark Academy), Amy Lemons, Deanna Jump, Chris Pombonyo, and many others, I'm sure to come back from this professional development experience with plenty of tools to increase student engagement and academic rigor in the classroom.
Every student --and even teachers-- should be excited about learning.
I want to attend the GYTO conference in order to take my classroom experience, and teaching practices to the next level. I will learn various tools to make my current content and standards more engaging and meaningful for my students. I will be able to create learning experiences that help my students continually strive for excellence.
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