Today I was able to tape the first of my three lessons, and I was really excited to get through this first day. The kids did pretty well (aside from the first three times I had to start and stop filming because they all came down with a case of the giggles!) and I think the lesson went well overall.
Just because I'm a senior in college, doesn't mean that I don't like to hear when I'm doing a good job with something. I think it's even more important to make sure that kids know when they're doing a good job though. I believe that children will rise to any occasion, and that it's the job of educators and parents to instill self-confidence in children. This goes for all children, but especially kids in foster care who feel like they are "different" or don't fit in. I want to be a teacher so I can make a difference in children's lives; to make them feel good about themselves and their abilities and what the future may hold for them. I see what an impact that makes each day as I'm in the classroom for student teaching.
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