Monthly Archives: August 2013

Why You? Why Pedagogy?

During this first week of Introduction to Pedagogical Practices we did a group activity. In these groups we got to discuss the basic philosophies that we liked to put in use in our future class. It was great to see that all from my group agreed in the last two philosophies that were social reconstructivism and extentialism , which we the two that we loved from the other. It was nice seeing the other philosophies but some we didn’t like because some school don’t have a good curriculum or follow the curriculum. One thing that I liked was that as teacher I would like to show my students how to do critical thinking and learn new things that will help them through their life. I also learned that there is seven different ways of learning styles. There were two who I liked and they were verbal and visual. This ways are good for students that are in first and second graders because they can learn verbally and visual. It helps them understand better and what they need to learn. I know that from this class I will get to learn new practices that will make me a better teacher and have better communication with them.  I am looking forward in reading the books and doing observations in a class. Even though I am volunteering at a school I know that I will learn more and get a great experience with this course.

What I imagine myself teaching…

I imagine myself teaching a first or second grade class. I want to teach them math or other subjects. I love working with children who are in these grades. I currently volunteer in an elementary school and work with first and second graders. It is a really nice experience to help them out on their math or sometimes I read with them. They see as their teacher and I love when they want me to help them build projects. It is very nice going to schools and learning new things.I am thinking in working in an urban area and teach children all my knowledge that I know and that they can succeed in life. I want them to be great leaders and be a hero or champion in their life. It draws me to this area because I have grown in an urban area especially in Minneapolis and have gone to public school. I know that it will be great teaching in urban areas and knowing that in the past I was a student and find ways so students don’t get bored easily. I want to be a fun teacher but still have norms to follow.  The environment is nice and  peaceful which I know that I would like working with these students. Urban areas is where people like to live in the city and more things are happening like more places to eat, go shopping or  do fun things as opposed to suburban areas. Suburban areas are where people live in a small community that is far from the city and is more quite. Also there isn’t much going on, but the community is very helpful and care for each other. My own personal experience in schools makes me see that I want to learn more and be a great teacher where I can teach my students be leaders and achieve their dreams. Everyone will be equal and have values. I want to teach my students that education is good for them.

Describing myself….

My dreams for the future is to graduate with a bachelor’s degree on elementary education. I want to be a great teacher and also i would be bilingual. I want to learn new things and want to be ready to teach my future students all my knowledge that I learned in college. There can be obstacles on my way but I will do anything to achieve them. One fun thing I did over the summer was going to Ecuador and visit my family. I was a great experiencing going to different places and learning more of my culture, which I learned new things. One important thing that I won’t forget is that I got to meet my little cousin who was born days before I arrived. Visiting our own culture and seeing different things is a great experience that I will always remember the fun days  I had there.

I think that this semester will challenging but still fun because I will be learning new ways of how I can be a great teacher. I am looking forward of doing observations, doing case studies, going to do hours of volunteering in a classroom where one will learn new things from the teacher and probability would want to use their philosophy that they are using in their classroom. I know that i will get great information from the three class I will taking with Kristine this semester and getting to know her better. 🙂