It is hard to consider what I do as a job, because it is truly a part of who I am. People always say to me, "Those kids are lucky to have you," but, I'm the lucky one.
I live for that AHA!
moment when my students first understand a new concept or see how the lesson applies directly to their lives. I love it when students see improvement or when they are able to struggle through to mastery. Interacting with interested and intelligent students makes them special. It both expands their repertoire of knowledge, insights, and skills and also broadens my perspective as I learn from their ideas and experience. Such interaction also makes my students and me aware of generational differences and induces respect for each other's experience.
My students are curious, brave and inspire me everyday. They are special because they are endearing, they humble me, they make me laugh, they teach me things and thus make me a better person!
Whiteboards, or small dry erase boards, allow students to work collaboratively in small groups, and present their thinking in a visual way as part of the learning process. I, as a teacher, can walk around the classroom and observe the development of students’ thinking as they write their whiteboards. This fosters communication between me and students, and among students.
A modeling approach to teaching physics emphasizes constructing and applying conceptual models and Whiteboarding is an important part of this approach, as it gives students opportunities to articulate their developing models, refine their thinking, and present their results to the class.
From a teacher's perspective, whiteboards provide improved learning through increased participation and collaboration among students, alternate methods of learning (visual and auditory), a tool to manage instruction so that students can construct their own knowledge and understanding from evidence, a quick and cost-effective way of conducting formative assessments with students, help in diagnosing students’ misconceptions, insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the class in understanding a particular concept or phenomena so that scaffolding can be provided, and a way to manage discussion by focusing students on the topic at hand
Thank you for supporting me in my effort to provide meaningful education to my students!
|DRY ERASE BOARD PLAIN 18 X 24 IN • Frey Scientific||$7.79||8||$62.32|
|EASEL HEAVY-DUTY COLLAPSIBLE BLACK LLR75680 • School Specialty||$50.96||1||$50.96|
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This classroom project was brought to life by Google.org and 2 other donors.