As my first term of education classes comes to a close, I believe that a little bit of reflection is in order. Today, I will share a poem and some word art with you to summarize my learning from this term.
She went to work with her head held high,
fell in love with teaching as the days went by.
As an EA, she learned many things;
growing in her field and realizing the great joy that it brings.
She knows in her heart, this is where she belongs;
to be an encouragement to children, her heart truly longs.
In the schools or at the church, she sees her impact;
that children need love is an inarguable fact.
Her first four classes have brought her so far,
for personal growth, many tools there are.
Linguistic diversity has become important to her,
she did not know, within it, how many benefits there were.
Experiential learning had been but a word,
the possibilities it brings makes her feel like a soaring bird.
Critical thinking is something for which she strives,
passing it on to students is something into which she will dive.
Finally technology, which enables her to write this post;
is something, with her students, through which she will coast.
Looking to the future truly warms her heart,
for lovingly learning alongside our youth is something in which she will do her part.
(a poetic reflection on my first term in education classes)
The four classes that I have taken this term have really impacted me as an educator. I have been able to put into practice many of the things that I have learned, in my role as an Educational Associate and a Children’s Ministry leader. I am excited to see where the rest of my journey toward my Bachelor of Education degree takes me!
Using one of the technological tools that I have learned through this term, I will now share with you a visual representation of my learning thus far.