Title: Influences by Teachers
Name: Kasey Blackmon
Course: Education 200
Date: June 1, 2013
Instructor Name: Barbara McMurtrey
I have had many master teachers in my life. Each of them, in their own way, prepared me for life in ways I never imagined. They helped me to realize that I want to teach one day. They taught me techniques that I will be able to use in my own classroom and that I will be able to use as I teach my own children. They taught me that good teachers are more than just instructors; they can also become life-long friends and mentors. My master teachers shaped me in many ways and I am so glad I was placed in their classrooms. Mrs. Wiggins was my advanced algebra, trigonometry, and algebra two teacher. She taught her class in a way that made students feel comfortable to speak up and ask questions if they did not understand. While teaching the lesson and showing us examples, she always stopped when students had questions or appeared to not understand. This helped me a lot in her courses. Mrs. Wiggins also tutored after school, which was open to all students to receive additional help. Right before a test, Mrs. Wiggins went over a study guide that she gave us the day prior to a test. She would go over each answer and if someone had a question she went step by step through the problem until the student clearly understood it. Not only did she care about how her students did in the classroom, Mrs. Wiggins also cared about her students personally. My senior year of high school I was talking to Mrs. Wiggins about moving to Idaho and starting school at Brigham Young University- Idaho. She was very excited for me. She told me to send her lots of pictures. Also during my senior year Mrs. Wiggins went back to school to receive her master’s degree while taking care of a newborn baby and trying to figure out why her daughter was always so sick. This never stopped Mrs. Wiggins from helping us in the classroom and after...
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