ABOUT ME...

I am Kris Killingsworth, a junior at the University of South Alabama. I am health education major and coaching. I love to play sports and enjoy being active. Once I graduate from college I will be Coaching football at either Biloxi High School or a assistant coach at a junior college or university.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

RECOGNIZING YOUR OWN BIAS....

It is extremely important myself that before I make it into the teaching world that I know and recognize almost all of my own biases. I today's world there are many teachers that don't recognize their biases and that leads them to think that there way is the only way and that they are always right which is not true because in many cases teachers give out wrong information and go off their bias ways which is a problem that i don't want to run into so I want to recognize my biases and work on them.

ATTRIBUTES...

A teacher should have many different attributes when they enter a school setting but once they have been there in that school setting I would think that they will gain more attributes because of the people and students that they work with and those people would cause them to have to adapt to new things. So when someone says that they have many attributes than I look at it as a great thing because I want to be able to have more than just one attribute in my field of teaching.

POSITIVE ATTITUDE

From a students mind frame in a school setting; attitude is a important role in school. There is so much negativity around students in school and that leads to bad influences and behavioral problems and I think that if a student has a teacher or someone around them with a positive attitude it would help them become more positive and the positive role will spread around them.

HANDS ON APPROACH...


When it comes to approaches and different types of approaches I like the hands on interaction approach. I like this approach and I will probably use this approach in my classroom and coaching because when students and athletes see things being done it is, most of the time, easier for them to pick up on and they will learn it faster and in there minds they will remember how you showed them.

SKILLS...


Skills is another important role when it comes to the teaching world; of course when it comes to teaching you will need skills in your subject of teaching but to me you should have skills outside of your own subject also. Multitasking is the most important skill to me when it comes to teaching because students have so many different questions outside of just the subject that you are teaching and as a teacher I want to be able to answer almost all of those questions whether it is about my subject area or outside of it, so I would say that being able to multitask is a big tool.

TEACHING TOOLS...

I think as a teacher you should have a variety of different teaching tools. Technology to me would be my main source as a tool. computers have so much to offer a teacher and can even make lesson plans and your class go a lot smoother than if you had go to the library and look through hundreds of books just for information about one subject. Technology is my main tool and I plan on using it a lot.