I am Katie "Lady Kathryn" Hamilton. I will be a secondary Science teacher specializing in Earth Science.
scan0006.jpg The three main important qualities that I hope to embody as a teacher are compassion, understanding, and fun. These are the three qualities that I feel are lacking in some of our teachers today, but they are vitally important.
Technology is important to the successful education of our students. It is what they expect from us, and it can be what separates the good teachers from the mediocre teachers. Students are more tech savvy today and they become more savvy each year. It is possible to have students who know more about the computer than I do. This is simply a fact, and the best thing that I can do is admit it and ask for help. The problems with technology arises when the teacher is unable to deal with the inevitable breakdown and no longer be able to teach a class without the aid of technology. It is wonderful to use the gadgets that we have at our disposal, but it is also important to be able to go with the flow and roll with the punches.
I am hoping to learn more about the possibilities that are out there with technology. I know that there are more possibilities than what I know about, and I want to be able to utilize all that I can for my class.
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