Degrees and Certifications:
BS Interdisciplinary Studies, 2011, Texas Teacher Certification: Generalist EC-6
Mrs. Erin Romero
I believe the most important part about being an educator is the ability and the importance of teaching the whole child. Giving children a well-rounded education will help them succeed even farther in the real world. As a teacher it is essential to teach your students to be self-motivated and to respect themselves and others. I think it’s imperative to look at each child as an individual with specific needs, getting to know them through assessments and classroom activities. The learning experiences in the classroom should be meaningful and based upon interests and educational goals set for that child. I also consider learning to be social, which gives opportunities for peer tutoring, collaboration, and the development of social skills. Activities like circle time, learning centers, and group work, to name a few, are ways I plan to incorporate social learning into my classroom. In addition to social learning, I believe that it’s important to give your students a chance to succeed and be challenged each and every day. Students should be enriched in technology and real life situations, where they can apply what they have learned in the classroom. Learning should also be hands on and create situations where students can problem-solve and use higher-level thinking. I want to create a safe environment where my students feel it is okay to take risks and learn what they have accomplished as well as the areas that need improving. Giving the child a chance to self-evaluate is a way I feel to promote self-motivation and responsibility.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou~