As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.
My students are creative, clever, very spontaneous and love to laugh.
They enjoy reading and technology and lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical."
From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire all learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.
Having the most current and up to date technology is essential in a ever-changing world. My students need to complete ongoing research that supports strong literacy skills. These skills include being able to locate and use information and communicate their findings with others.
Technology allows for independence and empowerment while aiding in socialization and relationship building.
Whereas technology once lived in our world, we now live in a world of technology. There is no denying that technology plays a huge role in the way children learn. A new IPad would provide my students with access to the world around them.
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