doubt that your voice matters. The "Dear Teacher-To-Be" posts that you
wrote were outstanding. Those posts show your personality. They are
honest and sincere.....written from the heart. It is obvious that you
care about the topic. I am so proud of you! You made a difference with
these students who are studying to be teachers. I just wish you could
have seen the Georgia State students' faces as they were reading your
posts. It was awesome! I want to share a few of their posts that they
made on their new weblogs.
Sara plans to take Ashley's advice to heart.......
Today I got to comment on a fifth grade student's weblog. Ashley made a post to me, a Teacher-To-Be, with some ideas for what she thinks makes a good teacher. She used the phrase "less talk, more action" to tell me that students are much more eager and excited to learn in a fun environment. I will definately take Ashley's advice to heart and apply it someday in my own classroom.
Adrieana, my fifth grade student, said that she liked when her teachers allowed her to work with a partner when doing an assignment. She also enjoys going on fieldtrips and particularly enjoyed going outside in the woods with her class to learn about nature. I agree that working with a partner or in groups is a great way to facilitate effective learning. Field trips are also good because they allow students to actually experience what they are learning about.
I really enjoyed to read the advice that Jhonatan gave me. I take them very seriously, and I am impressed by his thinking skills. I am going to do my best to not disappoint him.
Paulina, I am amazed at the wonderful and very encouraging advice you have given me. I am very excited about becoming a teacher and it is students like yourself that make me want to teach even more. You must be a very smart and responsible young lady. You have made some great tips for future teachers and I appreciate your advice dearly. Thank you so much and continue to be thoughtful and caring of others. Have a great year! I hope to talk to you again. Miss Ebanks.
I just read
a blog from a child, Patrick, giving me tips on how to be a good teacher. I was
amazed at how smart and tech savvy this children are as I read their blogs. My
favorite tip from Patrick concerned respect. That has always been my number one
rule: respect me, and I will respect you. I loved that my own philosophy was
reflected back from a student that I do not know.
One student, Juan, suggested that teachers allow their students "free expression." He talked about how students should be able to say what's on their mind. Great advice, Juan! I left him a comment, thanking him for writing his post for us teachers-to-be.
Nakia plans to take Marcos' advice to heart......
After reading Marcos's post, I learned that having fun with the students and giving them breaks sometimes is very important. Also Marcos mentioned some activities that he does in his class that are both fun for the students and help them learn at the same time. I really will take Marcos's advice to heart when I start teaching.
After reading Alejandra's entry, I saw that she has some
great tips and ideas to share. I found out that to her a good teacher must be
prepared, rewarding, and know how to relate to each student in his or her
classroom. Alejandra gave an example of one of her teachers that fits into each
of the categories she listed, and it was neat to see it from a fifth graders
point of view. Since I eventually plan on teaching fifth grade, I took Alejandra's
tips as useful information that I will be sure to use when I get my chance to
stand up in front of my own class.
Wow! Doesn't that make you feel good? Your voice is evident in these posts. Keep on making your voices heard! We have much to learn from you.