Saturday, May 26, 2012

Wk 4 Leadership Blog: Mrs. Mitchell

I came across this amazing teacher while I was looking for ideas on how to use the iPad in the classroom.  Her name is Jeannetta Mitchell and she has been teaching for more than 20 years. She teaches 8th grade Math and uses the iPad to replace books, complete quizzes, and take notes.  She is funny and engaging.  Her students love her and like coming to class because is not your typical classroom atmosphere.  The students use their iPads to work on assignments and homework since they are able to take their hardware home to study and explore.  I look at teachers like her and want to be like them.  I want to be able to write grants to bring equipment like the iPad to my classroom and use it just like Mrs. Mitchell is using hers.  I want to engage my students to look beyond paper and pencil activities and find my classroom fun and challenging.  I want students to see me and have confidence that I know what I’m talking about and am well trained to lead them beyond what is required by my state.  I want to be secured in what I do and be prepared more than enough to walk through our lessons and have feedback from my students.  I don’t want to feel lost or confused when working with new technology.  I want to be caught up with the latest and walk with my head up high knowing that I am ready to pour my knowledge to my students.  I want for my students to benefit from my ideas and for me to benefit from their deliverables.  

If I was to compare myself to anything else, I would compare myself to an ice cream truck. You know the kind that drives through the neighborhood playing that lovely tune.  Why? Because I would like to be known by the tune of my leadership.  Students know who I am, what I sound like, and what I have to offer.  I might not be Blue Bell Inc. but I sure am full of their products.  

1 comment:

  1. Great example of a leadership... excellent choice.