Nicole Adams » Teaching with a Passion

Teaching with a Passion

All About Miss Adams

 

I am blessed to begin my second year of teaching with your children. I am looking forward to getting to know each one of them individually! I would love to share a little bit about myself. I graduated from Rockhurst University with a Bachelors of Arts, double majoring in Elementary Education and Theology. Teaching has been my dream job since I was five years old and I am so happy that my dream has come true. I truly have a passion for teaching and helping children. I was born and raised in St. Louis and I was blessed to receive a Catholic Education my entire life. I am the oldest of five, my youngest brother is in sixth grade! My hobbies include reading, playing sports, shoe shopping, spending time with my family and friends and most importantly serving those in need in order to create a common good within our society.

 

Miss Adams’ Educational Philosophy

My educational philosophy starts with the belief that all children are made in God’s image and likeness.  It is my responsibility as an educator to help each child grow spiritually, intellectually, socially and emotionally. I believe I am called, as a disciple of Jesus Christ, to lead his sheep to Him, the shepherd.  I believe I can help strengthen my students’ relationship with Christ and help them grow spirituality as I integrate theology into the curriculum and daily life lessons.

 

I believe in respecting everyone’s human dignity in order to create a positive, safe learning environment for all students. I love finding the strengths in all my students and meeting every student where they are at, just as Christ meets us in our path. I believe in reaching the needs of all learners through the instructional strategy of differentiation. I know that my lesson plans will provide all students the opportunity to succeed in the classroom and in life.

 

I believe in creating a common good within the classroom, the school and the community. To create a common good within my classroom, I will treat students based on equity, not equality. I base my accommodations for each student by their equity, just as Christ provides us with what we need. Not every student should be treated equally because some students require different types of assistance than others.  I believe it is my responsibly to create a strong relationship with my students and get to know them personally to see how I can meet their individual needs to help them succeed spiritually, intellectually, socially and emotionally. I believe equity is the key to all children’s success. As an educator I can then choose instructional strategies that fits a student’s interests and learning style. For example, I could use modeling, conferencing or project-based learning to expand a student’s critical thinking skills. 

 

In summary, I believe my educational philosophy is simple.  Treat all students with love and respect.  Create a classroom atmosphere that is safe and inspires learning.  Develop lesson plans that help the individual needs of each and every child.  Educate students in the classroom and help provide them guidance for life.  And most importantly, guide students to grow in their faith and love for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

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