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Design a School

 

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This week in my intro to educational technology class we are doing a project where we will design an innovative school based on what we have learned in the course so far! I am so excited to do this because design and crafting is my thing…. I started sketching last night and it opened up a whole world of possibilities! My biggest goal is going to be to just do what the assignment asks and get it done in time ….

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I wonder if there will be extra credit if I add glitter.

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Teaching = <3

Every child dreams of what they want to be when they “grow up.” I wasn’t ever really set on one option. I have wanted to be a nurse, a veterinarian, and lastly a teacher. Not being certain about a career is normal at that age, but I did know one thing. I wanted to use my compassion, outgoing personality, and love for children to make a difference.

Currently my career plan is to earn my degree in early childhood education, and pursue my career as a teacher. The reason that I came to this decision was based on a few reasons. I have a big crazy Italian family with lots of cousins from newborn to twenty six years old. No matter what my age, I remember coming to family gatherings and grabbing a marker to show the rest of the kids what I had learned during the school week. When I got a little older, I got a rush when I was able to quiz some of my knowledge with the older members of my family. It was then that I fell in love with learning and sharing what I had learned. Another reason that I feel I would be a great teacher is the amount of compassion I have for people. I am a genuinely caring person; a trait that I think is superlative in the teaching profession.

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In addition, I feel that my most evident personality trait is what will help me the most as a teacher. I am an extremely outgoing person. I love to engage people despite their age. I ask opinions and challenge why people think the way that they do. I have been described often as a people person. I am respectful to others opinions and have a great deal of patience.

It was about this time last year that I started flirting with the idea of going back to school. After 6 years since high school, I knew that going back would be one of the hardest challenges in my life and one of the biggest commitments. I reverted back to the thoughts of being a nurse, but quickly remembered that I can’t stand hospital settings and avoid them at all costs. I knew that in this stage of my life that being an astronaut was not really in the cards. Then I thought about all those nights I’d stay up late and read with my aunt. Being ten years old and showing someone that I highly respected how to pronounce a certain word and going back and forth with trivia. Then I put into perspective my love for children, and the way that their little minds absorb information (as long as you make it interesting). I knew that I only really had one option after all. I was going to be a teacher.

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