A Little About Me
Who I am: I am Sarah Akers, a graduate and current student of Appalachian State University. I am a classroom teacher at a large elementary school in Catawba County, North Carolina. I teach in a self contained third grade classroom with 18 students. My students and I love exploring the world through our studies. We enjoy connecting with interesting characters in our favorite books.
I love to travel and explore America with my husband, Clint, and our dog, Scout. I'm a voracious reader and always have a tower of books resting on my nightstand.
My Teaching Philosophy
My philosophy on education begins and ends with the child in mind. I believe in taking an active role in building positive relationships and mutual respect between students and teachers. To truly engage a student, they must know that you care not only about the content being taught, but about the student as a person. The relationships in a classroom are what define student success.
My greatest goal as an educator is to prepare my students for life in the 21st century. The skills that are required to be successful in our globalized, fast-paced world include so much more than just the content. Students must be creative, collaborative, resourceful, and efficient. I try to model these qualities for my students in my teaching style and my personal life. The classroom should be a safe, nurturing place to hone these skills.
I use Symbaloo to organize our favorite bookmarks. Click the links on the right for more pages.
I use this social media site to allow parents to peek into daily life in our classroom.