Hi, my name is Chris Ballek. I’m currently enrolled in the masters of education program at UAF and am student teaching at North Pole High School.
I’m hoping through this course I can learn more about how to me a good classroom manager and not a classroom dictator. I really want to be a teacher that doesn’t impose their authority over their students. I don’t do that now as I’m working in the classroom but I have noticed that with out a good toll set to work with anyone can slip into that behavior.
I was born and raised in the Fairbanks area, specifically I was raised in North Pole and went through the North Pole School system and graduated from North Pole High School.
I graduated in December from UAF with my bachelors in General sciences and now want to get my masters in education with my teaching licence, which I should graduate this May with both.
I have a number of hobbies but all of them either include building things or playing games.
I have coached football at North Pole High and volunteered with a local Youth Ministry since I graduated from High school in 2003. I worked construction for many years before deciding to go back the school to become a teacher so I can work with kids full-time.