Defense of Degree (Fall 2015)
Philosophy of Education
- Encourage students to become lifelong learners.
- Learning is exploratory, we do not fail, we discover ways that will not work leading us closer to our answer.
- Why do I teach?
My success in education is never and will never be measured by test score, seeing my students develop a passion of what they are learning measures my success.
"Educating the mind without educating the heart, is no education at all"-Aristotle.
Competency 1- The intern knows how to shape campus culture by facilitating development and vision of learning. Including Service Learning.
Throughout my graduate program I have also been the leader of my campuses PBIS(Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support) team, and have led staff development meetings where I trained the staff on our new school wide discipline program CHAMPS.
- CHAMPS- Service Learning
- Behavior Rings for Staff
- Graduate program instilling the importance a creating a positive campus culture.
Competency 2- The intern knows how to communicate and collaborate with all members of the school community.
When I began the graduate program I was the Seventh Grade Special Education teacher, my first half of the year I had been through many ARDS unsure, and unknowledgeable. Throughout the program I have been provided with courses that have given me the crucial knowledge I needed in order to be more than proficient at collaborating and leading ARD meetings for my students. I learned how to collaborate with fellow educators effectivly, along with being able to provide my parents with the knowledge they needed in order to help their child thrive. Below is a MOCK ARD I completed through a Special Education course.
- Winter Wonder for Special Education Students.
- Mock ARD
Competency 3- The intern knows how to advocate, nurture, and sustain an instructional program and a campus culture conducive to student learning. Diversity Awareness.
- Region 11 Trainings
- Department Head (Assessments, Analyzing Data, Creating personalized lessons)
- Diverse Curriculum (Incorporating multiple cultures, cooperate learning structures)
Goals For The Future
My cohort is also to thank, we have built a bond and trust with one another. At the first sign of trouble we have always offered ways to help one another. Without my cohort family this journey would have been long and less meaningful.