Name three strengths you have as an educator.
1. Building Relationships: I’m very big into building relationships with my students and getting to know them as people, not only my students. I find it really helpful to connect with them on a personal level, and find out more about them. I’m the kind of teacher who notices whether you got your hair cut or wants to find out who your favourite sports team is. That’s definitely one of my strengths as a teacher.
2. Building Independence: I’m also pretty big into having my students grow into independent people, who can do things and think for themselves, it’s a life skill and one that is easy to start teaching in school. So I focus on that component in my class, getting them to do things on their own for themselves.
3. Parent Relationships: I have been at the same school for 14 years and have been fortunate enough to have developed strong relationships with many families. Having parents on your side makes life a lot easier and is important.
So those are my three strengths as an educator. Look forward to reading all about yours.