Mock Teacher's Application
July 5, 2015
Mock Teacher's Application
1. I consider myself an enthusiastic instructor; effective at providing quality instruction and fostering a positive and colorful learning environment for all students. I am mature and professional; who adapts to new situations and technologies with ease. Adept at lesson planning and classroom management, able to create fun learning stations for hands on learning. I have a huge passion for the arts, and enjoy spending a great deal of time on arts and crafts, teaching the students through coloring, and painting. Music is also a large part of my teaching; I love to teach my class using rhymes and songs to help grasp a concept or lesson.
2. I am currently a preschool teacher, and what preschool teaching has taught me, is that hands on learning is the best kind. Creating lesson plans that allow you to get down to the child’s level is key. I found it important ...view middle of the document...
I have two young children, and I work fulltime, going to school was very difficult. It meant long nights, early mornings, and time away from my family. I finished my degree this year, and have continued to further my education in Elementary Education. I am still working fulltime and going to school, and I find that these last few years have been the hardest. I have sacrificed a lot time with friends and family, but it will fully pay off in the end.
4. Currently in my classroom I teach 5 year olds. They really enjoy stories to open a lesson for the week. They love hands on learning, so we play a lot of letter and number bingo, we play counting games, and create art several times during the week that have to do with our themed lesson. I engage myself with every child, and want every student to be fully interacting with me and the rest of the class. I believe in differentiating instruction, adapting to every child’s need. I also assess each child three times a year, first to see where the class as a whole is in knowledge of letters, numbers, and shapes and colors, then I will assess half way through the year to tell myself how we are doing, and the end of the year to let the parents know our success.
5. I was really interested in the National Art Education Association, this is an organization that helps and assists teacher who choose to teach through visual arts. There are workshops, videos, lesson plans and curriculum all designed and ready for you. This organization helps teachers who want to promote art education, advancing the teachers knowledge in the arts, and is a place for teachers to stay connected to other professionals with the same teaching techniques. For a first year teacher the membership is $85.00, but with this includes: access to outstanding lessons, peer-reviewed for quality, relevance, and rigor through the Instructional Resources Gallery, free registration for NAEA's monthly webinar series, eligibility for prestigious national awards and grants opportunities, eligibility to establish a National Art Honor Society in your middle or secondary school, and be able to connect with colleagues through the Member Directory, showcasing your art through a complimentary personalized e-Portfolio and/or display your students' artwork in a Classroom Gallery.