Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Teaching Meme

Teaching Meme
Heather K. gave me this one. Answer the questions and pass it on. If I didn't mention you and you would like to do this, please do so and let me know so I can partake in your wonderful answers.

1. I am a good teacher because… I care about and love my students. I get to know them in depth. I enjoy learning with them. Because I'm momma!
2. If I weren’t a teacher I would be a… mmmmmmmmm, Not sure, because being a home school mom I already do all the things I love. I cook, teach, learn and so much more. I guess if I had a chance or just put my mind to it, I would write a book, also own my own restaurant.( I could even do these and home school. mmmmm!)
3. My teaching style is…( I skipped the part of homeschooling where you read about the philosophy of it all and I could care less about labels. I teach my children how they learn best that day and it changes almost daily it seems.)-I agree with Heather on this one. I do have one teaching style that seems to work best for the kids and me. That would be hands on.
4. My classroom is…the world and our daily life.
5. My lesson plans are… I have them listed on another post of mine....Friday, May 04, 2007-wandering about my son getting is HS Diploma
6. One of my teaching goals…is to end up with bright, caring, responsible, independent children capable of dealing with what life hands them. I want them to love learning, but not to the point that they can't also put that knowledge to good use. I have known too many people that have spent their entire lives in college and never shared their knowledge with the world. I think that is sad. ( I agree with Heather on this one)
7. The toughest part of teaching is… relaxing. I get stressed out about if they are learning enough, when they should be learning it. I need to back up and let them take the reigns more often. It's amazing what they come up with when you let them.(I have to agree with Heather on this one.)
8. The thing I love about teaching is… seeing the light bulbs go off. I love to see their faces when they truly understand something for the first time. I love it even more when they start teaching each other what I have taught them.( I have to agree with Heather once more) Plus, Spending that quality time with them. We seem to have a bigger bond during the time we school.
9. A common misconception about teaching is… that you need a degree to do it. We are all teachers. Teaching doesn't stop. We are curious by nature and will learn by observation of others without realizing it. I teach by my actions and how I conduct myself every day. I am teaching you right now, without you even realizing it. Scary isn't it? (I have to agree with Heather yet another time, isn't that scary. LOL)Plus, you do not have to sit down and mold your kids all the same. Just let them be express their self.
10. The most important thing I’ve learned since I started teaching is… everyone learns differently. (This is so true!) The first few years of home schooling with trying this and that I finally realized even thou they all learn about the same thing, I have to do each child different. Plus, You can be yourself. What works for one family no matter how similar you may seem, doesn't work for another and that is okay.
This was fun. In a way easy but in another hard, because Heather K. seemed to have have so many great answers. That's another thing about Home schooling I like is, You can borrow something from someone and you aren't called a cheat. It's just admiring someone or just people from different worlds that share some of the same things.

I pass this to............
hsing3kinder (kris),


RegularMom said...

oooh, fun! I'll get started on this right away!

Heather K. said...

I knew I liked you, but I didn't realize how much our lines of thinking run parallel.