I have a love/hate relationship with this place, but we can all agree that it is providing us with a solid education. As much as some of the assignments and lessons irritate, they are helping us become the greatest teachers we can be. It has also granted me the chance to meet others that share my same interest of becoming a teacher.
YouTube is a great tool to use when in the classroom. Its videos can be both educational and entertaining. I have used videos from this site multiple times when I am teaching a lesson. For learners that prefer the visual, this is an excellent asset.
Growing up I loved everything to do with scholastic. There was never a more exciting time than when your order arrived, or you were able to go down to the library to check out all the cool things that you could buy. As an adult the excitement has not diminished. Scholastic has been a got-to source for books and has supplied me with some of my favourites. It is also a great tool that, as teachers, we will be able to utilize.
I shouldn't even need to write anything here. If you have anything to do with teaching you know just how important curriculum documents are to our profession. These documents contain all the criteria that need to be taught in the classroom. They are the first thing that a teacher looks at before they start planning any of their work.
Pinterest is a great way to find creative ideas for the classroom. Whether it is artwork or a Math activity, this website provides me with all I need. It also can become quite addictive and you can lose yourself in its many pages for hours.
This website has been an incredible tool in my placements, as well as a great source of ideas for classroom projects. Getting ideas from teachers that have been in the classroom and have experienced what has and hasn't worked it crucial to our field. Teaching should be a collaborative occupation and this website proves it.
This page has been a source of humour for me the last year. Its memes provide me with a very accurate portrayal of university life. Its comforting to know that the things I do, and the things I say are common place and I am not alone in my struggles.
I find that I relate more and more to the things posted on this Facebook page. It contains everything from funny memes to inspirational quotes geared towards teachers. It provides me with a laugh when I am feeling overwhelmed, and words of encouragement in those moments when I feel that I may be failing.
When people asked why I decided to become a teacher, this school is one of the first reasons that come to mind. I worked at this school as an Educational Assistant, and only applied because I needed a job. I never realized that I would fall in love with teaching, and would discover my future career.
This is the other school that I owe my career choice to. I worked as an Educational Assistant here. The experiences I had and the people I met while working here have become some of the major reasons that I decided to go back to school to become a teacher.