Why having a good student teacher relationship is so important — May 8, 2016

Why having a good student teacher relationship is so important

Teacher-child relationships influence how a child develops. The relationship can relate to a wide range of school adjustment outcomes, including liking school, work habits, social skills, behavior, and academic performance. For a strong student teacher relationship it is essential that teachers understand that students in your class come from different cultural and social backgrounds and that you will not have the same relationship with all the students, some will require more attention than others, while others will require less attention. Not only must the teacher and student have a good relationship but the teacher and parents must have one. Within the education process parental involvement is crucial because it has the ability to encourage academic success. Parental involvement is significant in a child’s academic affairs. Whether or not a child is successful in the classroom is not one dimensional. Parents of course, play a very critical role in this aspect of development. Parental involvement affects how children learn as well as their outlook on school and life itself. If a teacher displays enthusiasm and pleasure in teaching it can rub off on their students.

Establishing a positive partnership with the parents is the most important to do for a successful semester not only for you, but for that student as well.  You should always smile and be friendly when seeing them or greeting them. Learn their names and what makes them the most comfortable to be called. It’s important that on open house you declare their intention. What I mean by this is let them know what you are expecting from them as well as what they should expect from you as the teacher. Communicate often and in Various Forms
Provide information about what’s going on in your class, what students are learning, what they’ve accomplished, what you’re excited about, what they’re excited about, and the learning and growth you’re seeing. Not only should you call the parents with the bad, but also call to inform them of the good their child is doing. But, more importantly you should listen to their parents and get their input, thank them, and share every success.

Overall a good relationship can be beneficial to the teacher and the student, if not both the teacher and the student risk the chance of losing something very valuable. So if there is any way to avoid a bad relationship, it should be done because nothing will be gained and no one will progress and succeed. By, showing love and passion for what you are doing in the classroom will not only help you in your job but it will also motivate the students to put there all in everything they do and to succeed in and out of the classroom.

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Being Bullied and Overcoming it —

Being Bullied and Overcoming it

Growing up was hard for me I was bullied every day for 2 and a half years I never showed my bullies tears but always anger but when I got home I would just cry and cry and wonder why I was not pretty, or why I was so dark? My parents and family used to always tell me I was beautiful and don’t let others make you think otherwise but, somehow others still got to me. As I got older and wiser I realized nobody can make me feel like I was worthless, like I didn’t matter, that I was ugly without my consent and henceforth from that day my life changed.  I had to be strong and know when enough was enough. I took my stand, spoke up and refused to let others hurt me.  I am strong, kind, smart, hilarious, capable, sweet, lovable, and amazing I am more than my looks and the way others see me. Looks will fade but a good heart keeps you beautiful forever. If I could say anything to the old me it simply would be I forgive you for having believed for so long, that I was never good enough or pretty enough. As a future educators It is important that you pay close attention, because like this happens everyday and sometimes under your very own nose you just have to make sure your students are comfortable enough to entrust in you and tell you when something like this is happening to them. Bullying is very real not everyone is going to be to have that tough skin and be able to let it roll off their back it will be that child who will feel helpless and feel likes no ones cares and will take their own life it is up to us as teachers to help prevents this. Wikibully

Here how to help with bullying

Getting Sick During Finals —

Getting Sick During Finals

 

Every students worst nightmare is to get sick during finals, well this happened to me sadly. Sunday night I had a very bad cough, sore throat, and my lymph nods were swollen i felt horrible. I scheduled  me a appointment to go get checked at the clinic on-campus worst decision of my life! So I went and the doctor diagnosed my condition was tonsillitis gave me a prescription and sent me on my way. That entire week things kept getting worse for me I didn’t want to eat, drink, or even leave my room so I slept most of my days away. My first and only final was on a Thursday and right before my final was literally about to start I was throwing up! Went to the clinic and of course their where no available spots or a doctor who could see until Next Week! My blood was boiling at this point I just left the clinic and went to take the final so that I could proceed to go lay back down. By, Friday I had been taking the prescription an entire week no change, no nothing, to me I felt like like I was getting worse I just had to go to the E.R.  I went to the E.R. right in cypress told the doctor everything and even took the prescription with me. Well the Doctors did a Cat scan and ran different tests and come to find out I have been diagnosed wrong! YES! you read that right PV Diagnosed me with the wrong condition and gave me the wrong prescription. Come to find out I had pharyngitis. The gave me some liquid and steroids while I was in the hospital. By the time it was time for me to check out I was feeling a whole lot better. He wrote me two prescriptions that I need to take everyday 2 pills three times a day and two teaspoon full of cough syrup at night to help me sleep and help with my cough. Moral of the story NEVER GO TO PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY HEALTH CLINIC ON CAMPUS.Pos_strep

If you ever need a good E.R. to go too check them out!

Sometimes you just have to cry — May 1, 2016

Sometimes you just have to cry

It happens to the best of us….my mental breakdown

Being in the education department is hard when you feel like nobody is on your side or team it is the most depressing thing in life. Ever since I came to PV i have always worked hard day and night taking up to 18 hours every semester since my sophomore year. I was on a roll 2017 wasn’t coming fast enough. I had told told everyone I was graduating in the spring and would be starting grad school in the fall then life knocked on my front door.

I have always planned out my classes to the tea on what I was taking and what was offered each semester. I was supposed to do Summer school and take the three classes I needed but, all of a sudden when it comes to registering for Summer school the classes weren’t offered. Not only that but, financial wasn’t willing to help me to pay for Summer school.  I was so mad and didn’t know what to do how could they have the classes available one minute than the next minute they take them away from us. I cried my eyes out, because not only did I feel like the education department didn’t do enough to keep those classes we as the students needed, but that because of those three classes I would be pushed back to graduate in December of 2017 and that was something I never planned for. I just wanted to give up. All my hard work and faith not only in the education department but my school had just vanished.

To map out my course of action and follow it to the very end requires courage after all the education department has done to me and other students. Because, with my hope to be the best me and accomplish my dreams and overcome all the obstacles the devil places before me to see me fail I gain courage. With courage I gain confidence, and with confidence there are no limits to what I can do. Watch all my dreams come true because I have the courage to pursue them. I know I may not be graduating in the spring with four years, but I know in December I will be walking that stage with my held high. No shame in doing four and a half years as long as I make it and walk across that stage. 63b5c-cry

If you find yourself discouraged you can read this letter. It is all about strength, patience, and faith to keep pushing

Practice STAAR Letter —

Practice STAAR Letter

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This up and coming month your child will be taking the STARR test or known as the Student Testing and Accountability Readiness. This is a Standardized testing program for grade levels 3-12. All of these tests, plus assessments that we utilize to document your child’s understanding of certain content, are going on in your child’s third grade classroom. We have worked all year long preparing your child to make sure he/she has the necessities to be successful they day of the test. STAAR is the state’s student testing program. Over the course of their public school career, students will be tested in the core subject areas–reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. The number of tests taken each year will vary from two to four, depending on the grade level. For third grade level the test will just be covering mathematics and reading. The test will be in paper format, the reading section will cover 5 different stories that your child will have to read followed by them answering questions pertaining to story they just read. This section will have a total of 40 questions.  Unless a student is eligible for an accommodation, each student will have four hours to complete each assessment.

By working together we can make sure your child’s test experience is a positive and successful one. Here are helpful tips that you can do to help your child succeed.

1) You can go to the following webpage http://tea.texas.gov/Student_Testing_and_Accountability/Testing/State_of_Texas_Assessments_of_Academic_Readiness_(STAAR)/STAAR_Released_Test_Questions/ and look for your child’s grade level and look at the sample questions and test forms for reading and mathematics.

Sample test questions are small subsets of test questions released from the STAAR test banks. These test questions may have been previously administered to Texas students. A test form is a set of released test questions previously administered together to Texas students which reflects the STAAR test blueprints. The test forms and sample questions go from school year 2013 to the current school year 2015 in which you can print out and have your child work on it so he/or she can have a feel of what it will be like when they take the real test. 2) make sure the night before your child gets a good night’s sleep so they are well rested the next morning. 3) Have your child eat a healthy breakfast whether it is at home or at school. 4) make sure your child arrives on time. The most important of them all is step number 5) encourage your child to do their best!

By working together we can make sure your child’s test experience is positive and successful. With not only your support but support from the school, your child can have a great testing experience.

Sincerely, Miss. Coleman460810713_1280x720

My career plan — April 12, 2016

My career plan

Getting accepted into Prairie View A&M University was the proudest moment of my life and my families. I was one of the first in my family to go to college. I was determined to do goodSetAndReachGoals graduate and make my parents proud. Now look at me in my junior year and I am almost there with a year left and I will be walking the stage again. There are always difficulties arising that tempt me to believe my critics are right. To map out my course of action and follow it to the very end requires courage. Because, with my hope to be the best me and accomplish my dreams and overcome all the obstacles the devil places before me to see me fail I gain courage. With courage I gain confidence, and with confidence there are no limits to what I can do. Watch all my dreams come true because I have the courage to pursue them and not letting nothing or no one get in my way.

With a year left it is time to make some real life decisions and answer those real life questions. What is next for me after graduation? After I graduate I always planned on staying close to home for a bit so I could teach at the elementary I went too. I chose this, because I always said I want to give back to my community what better way to give back than teach the same students from my hometown, and being that teacher who is going to know the struggle, but also know what it takes to make it out. With my major being Interdisciplinary studies EC-6 I have the opportunity to teach up to grade six, but my heart is set with the younger students so I would prefer to teach either Kindergarten of First grade. After a few years I plan on moving away to teach somewhere else wherever that opportunity presents itself. While I am working I will be attending grad school at PV to receive my masters in educational leadership or educational administration which will take about two years. Once I retire from teaching I do plan on leveling my rank and  becoming a principle.

Having a plan so after graduation you wont be faced with the many obstacles

My Philosophy —

My Philosophy

As I child I grew up knowing that I always loved helping others and wanted to make a difference. I have chosen to pursue my career in interdisciplinary studies EC-6 pursing to teach either kindergarten or first grade. In my opinion the most important thing in the world that we need more is our teachers. Teaching gives students hope and makes a difference in their lives having someone encourage them, pushing them to be the best they can be, but more importantly they have someone who will believe in them when the world does not. Motivating them and building relationships with them, showing them that hard work does not go unnoticed, and with hard work, determination, and a little faith anything is possible!

I have seen friends and family have teachers, principals, and counselors tell them they would never amount to anything or be anything and hearing that as a child hurts it makes you want to give up on life thinking you will never amount to anything, because the people who are put here to help you succeed tell you that you are a waste of time. I never want a child to experience that because that is something you will carry with you throughout your childhood and adult career. My job is to not only teach them the things they will use in the classroom, but also in the real world. My goal is to help them overcome the fear of failure by pushing them and telling them my story and what I have been threw growing up. Everything starts with Me, I can help build up a child or I can be that teacher who destroys a little boy or little girl hopes and dreams. The choice is mines. My choice is to help a child the way someone helped me. Many of the great teachers that I have had throughout my education development even in college have become some of the same ones I inspire to be just as good as. I will carry with me throughout my journey all the words of wisdom and advice I have received through my educational journey.

There are too many educators that  abuse their privileges by hurting the students and sleeping with them this needs to change. That changes starts with me. My obligation is to encourage and help my students to be better. As a teacher you should open up to your students and let them get to know you just like you are going to get to know them. It is important that with how today’s society is shaped that I let them know where they come from doesn’t determine where they are going.  It would be an honor to work with different students from different cultures and of different ethics so I could observe them and how much they progress from the beginning of the school year to the end. We as teachers shape America. Without teachers we wouldn’t have some of the great politicians, doctors, lawyers, and even teachers we have today.

Teachers are not recognized enough in today’s society they are taken for granted. Yes, there are some bad teachers, but there are also good teachers who work 52 hours a week, stay after school for tutoring, come to school before school starts to assist students. But, yet we are not recognized. According to Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. formally known as (T.I.). In his song entitled New National Anthem he contends that ” If the kids are the future, why can you get more for being a C.E.O., than you can for being a teacher. Tell me why it means more to the government to pay the people who have to watch over our prisoners, more than the people who keep our children from becoming prisoners”. Even though it does not mean much in today’s society I will be that teacher who pushes her students and teaches them while they are young, because that where it all starts. I will make sure to encourage them, while shaping and molding the person they could potential be. With everything going on in today’s society we need more influential people so we can make sure that our students don’t become just another statistic. I know that I can’t save every student, but if I can impact one students life part of my life’s journey and stepping stone will have been completed.

Below in the link you can find what a educational philosophy is and what can be included in it

 

 

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My passion and my love — February 25, 2016

My passion and my love

As I child I grew up knowing that I always loved helping others and wanted to make a difference. I have chosen to pursue my career in interdisciplinary studies EC-6 pursing to teach either kindergarten or first grade. In my opinion the most important thing in the world that we need more is our teachers. Teaching gives students hope and makes a difference in their lives having someone encourage them, pushing them to be the best they can be, but more importantly they have someone who will believe in them when the world does not. Motivating them and building relationships with them, showing them that hard work does not go unnoticed, and with hard work, determination, and a little faith anything is possible!

I have seen friends and family have teachers, principals, and counselors tell them they would never amount to anything or be anything and hearing that as a child hurts it makes you want to give up on life thinking you will never amount to anything, because the people who are put here to help you succeed tell you that you are a waste of time. I never want a child to experience that because that is something you will carry with you throughout your childhood and adult career. My job is to not only teach them the things they will use in the classroom, but also in the real world. My goal is to help them overcome the fear of failure by pushing them and telling them my story and what I have been threw growing up. Everything starts with Me, I can help build up a child or I can be that teacher who destroys a little boy or little girl hopes and dreams. The choice is mines. My choice is to help a child the way someone helped me. Many of the great teachers that I have had throughout my education development even in college have become some of the same ones I inspire to be just as good as. I will carry with me throughout my journey all the words of wisdom and advice I have received through my educational journey.

There are too many educators that  abuse their privileges by hurting the students and sleeping with them this needs to change. That changes starts with me. My obligation is to encourage and help my students to be better. As a teacher you should open up to your students and let them get to know you just like you are going to get to know them. It is important that with how today’s society is shaped that I let them know where they come from doesn’t determine where they are going.  It would be an honor to work with different students from different cultures and of different ethics so I could observe them and how much they progress from the beginning of the school year to the end. We as teachers shape America. Without teachers we wouldn’t have some of the great politicians, doctors, lawyers, and even teachers we have today.

Teachers are not recognized enough in today’s society they are taken for granted. Yes, there are some bad teachers, but there are also good teachers who work 52 hours a week, stay after school for tutoring, come to school before school starts to assist students. But, yet we are not recognized. According to Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. formally known as (T.I.). In his song entitled New National Anthem he contends that ” If the kids are the future, why can you get more for being a C.E.O., than you can for being a teacher. Tell me why it means more to the government to pay the people who have to watch over our prisoners, more than the people who keep our children from becoming prisoners”. Even though it does not mean much in today’s society I will be that teacher who pushes her students and teaches them while they are young, because that where it all starts. I will make sure to encourage them, while shaping and molding the person they could potential be. With everything going on in today’s society we need more influential people so we can make sure that our students don’t become just another statistic. I know that I can’t save every student, but if I can impact one students life part of my life’s journey and stepping stone will have been completed.

The following link can give you some great pointers on how to be a good and successful teacher in the classroom Good teaching: Top 10 requirements

 

Student Teaching and my experience —

Student Teaching and my experience

I began my journey of student teaching my Senior year of high school. I was placed in Mrs. Stogdill’s first grade classroom. I was so excited; I could not believe I was going to actually be in a classroom working next to a professional in my career field. As the days neared for me to actually go in the classroom, I began to be nervous, have sweaty palms, and stutter when I talked. But, when I tell you as soon as I stepped foot in the classroom they welcomed me with open arms into the classroom. The first week of student teaching was shaky for me. I didn’t want to mess up, or say anything inappropriate, because I am a reflection of my school. I did not want to disappoint them or myself, because I know I have the capabilities to be an excellent teacher.

As the school year progressed I became more comfortable in my role. She began letting me work one on one with the student’s, pulling them out the classroom if they didn’t understand the concept that was being taught, or if they missed a day of class it was my responsibility to catch them up and teach them the lesson. They were a joy to teach and to hear them come to me when they had questions or even when they completed their work touched my heart. Time was coming to an end with graduation approaching and it was time to say goodbye.

Who knew goodbyes would be that hard? It broke my heart saying goodbye knowing I wouldn’t see them anymore, with the attachment I had to them, the bond that we had grown over the year. The last day we had a end-of-school year party and when it was time to go they presented me with a booklet with all the children writing  me letters on how they didn’t want me to go, and how much they appreciated my help. It really touched me to know I touched that group of children. After I left I cried my eyes out, because I had gotten attached to those students. No matter how much I had to get on them, they still were some of the best students I had grown to love.

The link below will go in depth on the description of the program and the prerequisites Ready, Set, Teach

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Major key alert 🔑, the key to success — February 24, 2016

Major key alert 🔑, the key to success

The dreaded approach to graduation. Yes, you read that right “dreaded”. Although I am happy to be almost done with college and achieving one of my biggest goals ever, it comes with all the stress, work, and responsibility I have to take on. Entering your CUIN classes is a big step that where all your late night early morning’s stress comes from. When you are entering your 3000 set of CUIN’s classes you should be studying and preparing to pass Certify Teacher, have on-line hours for T-Cert, and face-to-face hours at the review sessions. Once all those are completed, you are prepared to take the representative exam.

With my procrastination this is a big problem, because first it was I am going to do it the semester before I student teach or when I get time, but now being in my first set of CUIN’S classes my teacher is making it a requirement for her class. So now I find myself stressing trying to prepare and get ready, because April 26 will be here in no time. Trying still to balance school, have a social life, go out, and be involved is really hard when you have to find time to study for something that is so important as being certified before you student teach.

This was my struggle, but sometimes you have to put all those other things on the back burner and focus on the now. I have now mapped out my plans on how I will be successful in getting my Certify Teacher done and passed, taking the representative, and then the content area test. I plan on cutting out some of the activities and parties I go to and just using that time to study, and make flashcards and asking those necessary questions. My goal for the month of April is to have passed Certify Teacher and be prepared  to take the representative exam and have that passed by at least May, so in the summer I will be able to take the real content area test and be certified. I will repeat these same steps my senior fall semester preparing myself to take PPR.

My advice would be do not put this off: take it very seriously, because in no time you will be in my shoes. So the time is now to get those study binders together, make a study group with the people in your concentration so that y’all can help guide each other and feed off the knowledge each of you have. Whatever you do, do not, I repeat, do not procrastinate, because you will be like the rest of the students in Delco crying, frustrated, and just upset when you hear them tell you, “you can not student teach until you are certified.”

The following links can help you through this:

Certify teacher

T-Cert

Khan academy

Quizlet science

EC-6 manual

EC-6 book