Mathematics was never my best subject growing up, but she made it enjoyable by always including an activity which made it easier to make a connection to what she was teaching. Ms. Castaldi would reward students when they correctly answered a question or read a passage from the text book aloud. She encouraged her students to ask questions, no question was silly or inappropriate. She would answer every question to the best of her ability which would ultimately help us integrate the new knowledge learned and apply it to what we already knew. Her approach to teaching included verbal and physical explanations. I think this was a successful method of teaching because it allowed the student to look at what they are being taught in a different way. While also getting the student involved in the learning process verse just a lecture which children often tune out.
I would consider her one of my most memorable teachers because she motivated me to want to become a teacher. Ms. Castaldi made an impact on my outlook at school by making it fun and educational. Her technique and methods of learning that worked with me have helped me to be a successful student.