My Mission Statement
I am an educator. I am passionate about supporting the growth and education of others – in whatever context that might be. I believe in empowerment. I will treat all people with the same respect regardless of race, gender, ability or disability, nationality or creed. I will equip my students with the intuitive, inquisitive and analytical tools that would help them penetrate the depths of a literary text and extract meaning from it. I also intend to open their minds and encourage them to look beyond the conventional and ordinary so as to develop an imaginary fertile mind that can give birth to great literary works of art. I will provide a safe and stimulating environment for bright and curious children to interact with and learn from each other. I will entertain children with educational offerings that provide fun learning opportunities. I value and keep my word. In everything I do, I will be guided by my values and shall give it my interest, my enthusiasm, my passion, and most importantly, myself. Above all else, my goal as an educator is to reach, educate, inspire, grow, and nurture today's generation.
Integrating Technology Experience
When I participated in my first Junior Achievement program with a 3rd grade class, I was teaching the students how to write a check and about city zones. At the beginning of learning what and where city zones are, I uploaded a personally created city zones on the projector and explained why the city layout was in that order. The formative assessment I created was a Jeopardy game for a review over what we learned throughout the process. The game was uploaded using the teacher's laptop that was connected to a Promethean SmartBoard and each group of students was given a color coordinated button that would display which group was first in puching the button after the question was given. For final Jeopardy, the students groups was given multiple checks and the task was to balance the check book within seven minutes.