Sheaffer 1 Breanna Sheaffer Robin Yaure CI295 4 September 2013 Myself As A Learner I would definitely qualify myself as a visual learner. During class I find myself paying attention the most when a teacher writes something on the board and then demonstrates what they just wrote, or elaborates more on what was just written. When a teacher stands in front of the class with a monotone voice, and doesn’t take the time to write anything on the board I find myself not paying attention or grasping any of the ideas. I like to learn in an encouraging environment. Especially in any math or science class, I need a teacher who is very patient. I don’t like to learn in an environment that I feel pressured or intimidated to answer a question in class. I feel I also work best when a classroom environment is an open classroom for questions and discussions. The only time I like a classroom to be completely silent is when we’re taking tests or a teacher is talking. I like when teachers allow students to talk and discuss what they have just learned so they can process and understand something better. I learn the subject matter of a class better when I can rely on my teacher as well as my peers for understanding of a class. I like group work during class, but in college group projects outside of class are harder to do because everyone has different class schedules. I am the kind of learner that will take charge in a group project. I can also learn well in being a follower in a group setting. I like to learn from hearing other people’s point of views and being able to learn from their opinion as well as my own. As a learner, I am very eager. I want to be a teacher when I am older so I am always very excited to learn to things. I like to use the motto “you learn something new everyday.” There Sheaffer 2 are so many things to learn, and I am very eager to learn something new each day. I am the kind of learner who likes to participate. When I can raise my hand and answer a question in class, I feel successful as a learner. When it comes to math and science I am a persistent learner. I struggle with these two subjects and want to receive an answer. As a learner I struggle when I can’t find the end result that works best for a problem. As a learner I always strive to find the right answer, even if there truly isn’t one. I like to learn and will continue to broaden my learning spectrum as I get older. I think how I am as a learner will reflect how I will be a teacher in many ways. I want to create a fun loving classroom for my students. I want bright colors, posters and encouraging things all over my classroom. I want my students to feel confident in my class to ask any question and learn in a fun environment. I want my students to feel comfortable in my classroom. Any time they have a question I want them to feel confident in asking me anything. As a teacher I will be very hands-on with my students. I will constantly be thinking of new ways for students to understand something by demonstrating in the front of the classroom. I feel as a teacher I will also learn from my experienced peers around me to see what has worked for their students. I want to experiment with different ways of teaching to see how the dynamic of my classroom will work. I think as a teacher, especially in the first couple years there are going to be a lot of things that aren’t going to work in the classroom. As a teacher I will learn what things really work and what things fail. I want to be open to many different experiences and I want to learn and reflect from all of them. Being a teacher I will also constantly be learning. Each year I will have a new group of students, with different abilities and ways of learning. As their teacher, I need to try and come up with ways of how I can teach them to the best of my ability. The minds of children are so Sheaffer 3 new and innocent and I want to be a positive light in their learning experience. For some students school is their favorite place to be, because it’s the environment they feel safest in. I want to be a patient and understanding teacher to my students. Each student has a different mind and they all learn in their own special ways. Being a teacher you have to be the one to help the students learn, and find what ways students learn best. To conclude, being a teacher will be challenging but I know that I will learn something new each day.