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Ayesha Anas' Teaching ePortfolio

About Me

Presenting my workshop on digital storytelling at the 12th Annual Family Literacy Conference at the University of La Verne
My name is Ayesha Anas. I am a 27-year-old educator, pre-service teacher, and Master's of Education candidate at the University of La Verne. I aspire to be a successful elementary school teacher and to advance in the field of education from there.

Nonetheless, I'm not only a teacher.

I'm a mentor, facilitator, educational and instructional designer, counselor, reflective practitioner, interdisciplinary learner, lifelong student, technology specialist, social justice advocate, and etc.
Back in 2013, I graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. The interdisciplinary learning I gained while pursuing this degree and my experiences tutoring and educating other students led to my decision to pursue a career in teaching after I graduated.
After gaining extensive teaching experience as a substitute teacher and after school program teacher, I decided to enroll into the University of La Verne's teaching credential and Master's of Educational Technology program. Thus, I aspire to be a credentialed and successful elementary school teacher.

Educational Philosophies

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

My classroom management style involves maintaining a positive, empowering, and learner-centered classroom environment that facilitates successful learning experiences for my students. My classroom is a community that accepts and respects diversity and individuality. I use Positive Behavior Strategies to enforce positive discipline and reward positive behaviors.

TEACHING & LEARNING STYLES

I endeavor to provide a high-quality education for all of my students. This involves creating inquiry-based lesson plans that are meaningful for my students and develop their real-world skills to prepare them to be college and career ready.

Exemplars

I created an instructional unit on Kindergarten Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Geometry. Thus, I delivered lessons in direct instruction, inquiry, and cooperative learning. Furthermore, they align with and adhere to selected CSTP and TPE standards.
CSTP STANDARD ONE: ENGAGING & SUPPORTING ALL STUDENTS IN LEARNING
  • TPE 4: Making Content Accessible
  • TPE 5: Student Engagement
  • TPE 6: Developing Appropriate Teaching Practices
  • TPE 4: Teaching English Language Learners

Each lesson makes content accessible and provides comprehensible input for all students, especially English Language Learners. I engage students with technology and enhance their experiences by tapping into, fostering, and developing their Multiple Intelligences. Thus, I focus on creating instructional strategies that tailor all of my students' needs.

CSTP STANDARD FOUR: PLANNING INSTRUCTION & DESIGNING LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR ALL STUDENTS
  • TPE 8: Learning about Students
  • TPE 9: Instructional Planning

To learn more about each student in my Kindergarten fieldwork classroom, I conducted a Multiple Intelligences survey. Furthermore, I created assessments that allowed them to demonstrate mastery of the content standard.

LESSON PLANS

This lesson plan focused on the study of triangles. It included inquiry-based learning and presented real-world connections for students. Thus, I emphasize the importance of knowing that shapes, especially triangles, are everywhere.

This is a potential lesson I would teach to Kindergarten students that assesses their overall knowledge of shapes. It includes accuracy of precision and using mathematical reasoning.

This is also a potential lesson that involves reasoning to compare and contrast between 2D and 3D shapes. Students build on their knowledge of 2D shapes and transfer their skills to differentiating between 2D and 3D objects.

This engaging inquiry-based lesson focuses on students modeling shapes after their environment. It incorporates many activities that follow Bloom's taxonomy.

This lesson actually introduced students to cooperative learning structures and provided multiple opportunities to enhance their interpersonal skills.

Helpful Resources & Links

Contact INFORMATION

ayesha.anas@laverne.edu

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