EDMT330 Class Webpage for Preservice Teachers

 

Jen 

Jennifer Wert

A Little About Me

I grew up in Plymouth, Michigan.  I graduated from Canton High School in 2004.  I attended School Craft college to fulfill my basic class requirements.  I have been in Eastern for the last 4 years.  I’m hoping to begin student teaching next Winter.  When I do graduate my ideal grade to teach is second.  I have been working at Come Little Children Daycare in Canton for the past 6 years. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family.  I like to do crafty projects such as scrapbooking and painting.

My Teaching Philosophy

I want to be a teacher because I want to make learning fun, I want children to be excited about coming to school.  My goal is to make our mandated curriculum interesting and inviting to children.  I believe that effective teaching is all about the way in which educational material is approached.  I think teachers should be and need to be teaching creatively especially in elementary school.  Working with younger children allows for endless creativity.  This engages children and the information being taught is more likely to stick with them.  I think utilizing technology in the classroom is important and can be very beneficial for the children as well teachers.  Children are becoming more skilled on computers as our technology advances.  I want to refine and continue children’s computer abilities.  I will assign research projects so children can become more familiar with navigating the World Wide Web.  Technology is quickly advancing and as it does children will need to know how to use and practice using computers

Helpful Information for Parents & Students

Homework tips for students:  http://homeworktips.about.com/
Homework tips for parents:   http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/involve/homework/index.html
Tips for helping kids and teens with homework & study habits:
http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/learning/studytips.shtml

Technology Tip

Don't get frustrated and give up!  Ask for assistance and take advantage of any resources you may have.  Technology is tricky so play around and explore your computers features and the World Wide Web!  

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Jennifer Wert