Essay My Experience As A Teacher

1190 Words Oct 14th, 2014 null Page
Over the last 8 weeks I have come to know and spent my time with a very hardworking and respectful group of 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students at Naramake Elementary School in Norwalk, CT. It has been a very memorable experience, one that I will cherish forever. I went into this experience thinking that I knew a lot about the teaching profession and had previous experiences in the schools, but I left knowing a lot more than I could have ever imagined. I learned so much not only from my cooperating teacher, Lori Anrico as well as the Naramake staff, but most importantly I learned from the students.

I immediately knew that I needed to familiarize myself with the students if I was going to be able to connect with them and teach them the material necessary for them to succeed in their appropriate grades. I got to know my students within the first week and a half of school from simple conversations and small art projects. The conversations were something that will stick with me for a long time. These students are exceptional; they are very kind, loving, respectful, hardworking, innovative, funny and personable. I learned even more about the students by having them create an All About Me pennant that can be seen on the classroom bulletin board and in my portfolio. The pennant asked basic information: name, birthday, age, favorite food, color, animal, hobby and what they want to be when they grow up. These pennants really helped me connect and relate to the students; which in turn…

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