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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Teaching Philosophy & Personality

My second graduate course was dedicated to learning the history of education in the US, the importance of teachers, and why one should or should not become a teacher. During the course, I was challenged to come up with my reasons why I wanted to teach and what my teaching style was.


One of the things we were asked to do was discover our personality in the classroom by taking the Teacher Personality Quiz. Its a silly little quiz which is probably only partially accurate.


Did you take the quiz? What is your personality? Do you agree with it?



Understanding your passion for teaching is something that should be shared.  I found a quote from Dr. Seuss that captures my feelings about education. I created a framed piece of artwork to display the quote and the basis for my personal philosophy.
The frame reads "There is no limit to how much you'll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go ~ Dr. Seuss." This will be hung somewhere in my classroom. I am planning on teaching 4-5 grades so I am using this in place of the traditional alphabet strip in my classroom.

YOUR SHOPPING LIST:
~ 16x20 White Frame
~ Dr. Seuss ABC Flashcards
~ Dr. Seuss Stickers
~ Red, Black, and White Polka Dotted Ribbon
~ Black Poster Board
~ Spray Adhesive
~ Xylon (future Blog Post)
~ Clear address labels (pre-Cricut solution)

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3 Comments:

At February 2, 2012 at 7:53 PM , Blogger My Pink Scribbles said...

I'm excited to take the quiz! I agree, knowing what kind of teacher and person you are will make you a better teacher!

 
At February 6, 2012 at 10:29 AM , Blogger Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron said...

I have those cards for my daughter! she loves them :)

 
At February 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM , Blogger Amy said...

I was also fair and balanced. I would agree with this... or at least as a teacher I aim to be fair and balanced and I always tell each class I teach that I am not going to yell (speaker gets the stage). I also love your Dr. Suess idea... I have soo many of his quotes on pinterest. They never get old.

Amy
The Crazy Adventures of a University Graduate

 

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