Archive for January, 2010

Hello world!

Hello, hello! I’m Miss B.

Welcome to my new blog!! Here’s a little bit about me before we get started:

Teaching is a profession I have always been passionate about. My early play experience was centered around a pretend classroom with my sister as the pupil. I “graded” papers, “read” stories and recited my ABC’s. Now, 20 or so years later, I still want to be a teacher. I want to be a teacher because teaching makes me happy. I love getting to know the students, watching them grow throughout the year, and helping them get excited about learning. Kids are smart. Kids are funny. Kids are awesome.

After graduating with a minor in education (and a dual teaching certificate in elementary and special ed.) from a small liberal arts college in Upstate NY, I taught first grade for 3 years in a small private school. The kids were fabulous, but what I was really looking for was a public school teaching experience. I am the product of a terrific public school in New York and I believe and support public school education. When I decided to look for a position in a public school I found there was one problem– a big one: I didn’t have my Masters. What to do? Get my Masters in Education! I finished up another year at the school, applied to graduate school programs and now, half a year later I am halfway done with my Masters Degree as a Reading Specialist!

I couldn’t be happier with the choice I made. Through the courses I have taken towards my Masters I feel like I have become a better educator, reflecting on the past teaching I have done and thinking about what I will do differently in my next classroom. I’m excited and challenged by teaching and am prepared to be the very best teacher I can be. I would like to have a positive impact on the lives of the children I teach and make a student’s first years of school a model for their future. I hope to give my students the skills that will help them empower themselves academically, socially, and emotionally. I want to teach my students how to make good choices with regard to value and experiences. I hope to motivate my students to want to discover new information, be excited about learning, and to keep asking questions. And most importantly: to read, read, read!!

“The more that you read,

the more things you will know.

The more you learn,

the more places you’ll go.”

Dr. Seuss


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