Blog 6

Classroom management is very important. It is the foundation of a successful classroom. I believe that it is also the foundation to the rest of a child’s life. School and education is a huge part of any child’s life. We as teachers aid them in that journey that will last for at least 12 years and hopefully longer. We have an incredible potential within us to help our students realize and tap into their own limitless potential. In keeping a focused and organized classroom and curriculum, we are just further committing to those students in trying to take care of everything to make the child’s learning experience as positive and thorough as possible.

In my opinion, I believe a positive and nonjudgemental classroom will allow students to come in and learn without worrying as much about those external variables they cannot control. I want them to be able to focus on what they can control and to make those outcomes as positive as possible. I understand that not every experience in school will be a happy one-everyone makes mistakes. But I want to make my classroom an environment that will allow and even encourage mistakes. Learning through trial and error is an effective teacher.

If all goes according to plan, I will become a Spanish teacher. In my classroom, I want to have it organized so that it instills a sense of wanderlust. St. Augustine said, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page” and I absolutely believe that. Travel is an integral part of language. It opens new doors and possibilities. I want to be a part of that for as many truly interested and dedicated students as I can. In addition to this, language forges new bridges and allows communication to build new and strong relationships within people, cultures and traditions. I want to communicate this feeling to all my students and let them know that I am there to help them to succeed, and enjoy the trip along the way!

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