Gabriela Regalado 4th Grade dual immersion
The question is, why do I teach? The answer as soon as I saw this question was, because I want to instill in children the love of learning. I consider my self to be a life long learner and I am passionate about learning new things. I want to transmit this passion to my students and encourage them to be passionate about their own learning. I specially want to transmit this passion to my immigrant community. As an immigrant myself I felt the racial bias and discrimination because people feel we as immigrants, don't have the capability to achieve a high education. My goal is to let all children know that no matter what their status might be, they are all fully capable to achieve their learning goals as long as they keep learning and working hard for what they want, to not give up because some people might not believe in them. I want to be that teacher whose students remember for many years to come. I wish to be remembered as the teacher who never gave up on them and believe they could achieve their goals.
As I revisit my long term goal during this school year, I feel proud of the growth I made. Although, I know I have much more to learn and grow, I am quite content of what I have achieved this school year. I was part of a training and a conference that brought me wonderful knowledge and gave me growth as I feel great accomplishment. My goal was to attended training and learn new strategies to obtain resources to differentiate learning for my students. The GLAD training enlighten my knowledge and was able to implement strategies in class right away. I surprised myself as I presented material in a more engaging way that my students loved what they were learning. The ATDLE conference reassured me that being a Dual Immersion teacher is where I want to be.
Generation Genius https://www.generationgenius.com/ is a great science resource that I have used, and not only I love it but my students truly enjoy it as well. This web sites has engaging videos and lesson that go hand in hand with our NGSS units. Here you can find material ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade. It gives you a 15 day free trial and if you really enjoy you may buy a teacher membership or a school membership if you desire. I truly feel its a great resource and recommended to my principal for a school purchase.
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