Strategy: Fast and Furious Write as many things that you can think of about teaching Pick one thing from this list to write about Put a box around it Then wrist fast and furiously about it
Strategy: Start with a feeling Put a feeling (maybe…love, motivation, inspiration) at the top of a note book page then write about why teaching gives you a feeling
Strategy: Start with Teaching Put teaching at the top of a note book page then write about why you want to become a teacher.
Strategy: The Talk Show Divide the paper into half. There are many problems in education identify one and draw it or write it with words on one side Write on the other side how they think this should be resolved? Write it on the other side.
We developing your educational philosophy hat are your thoughts? • What do you believe is the purpose of education • What do you believe is the role of the student in education • What do you believe the role of the teacher in education • What do you believe the role of the teacher in the community
Intro paragraph with a Topic Sentence • a catchy lead • a thesis statement that overviews the main idea of the essay • First – Transition 1 • Related 1 (supports transition 1) • Next – Transition 2 • Related 2(supports transition 2) • Finally - Transition 3 • Related 3(supports transition 3) • Conclusion sentence (wraps it all up!) Parts of an essay
Parts of an essay • 1st Paragraph • A catchy lead including a Summary • Thesis • 2nd, 3rd, 4th Paragraph • Support the thesis • There is a topic sentence and then sentences with supporting evidence • 5th Paragraph • Conclusion- wraps up the essay repeating the thesis in a new way
What is a Thesis Statement? • A thesis statement presents your opinions or thoughts on a subject or an issue. • A thesis statement must contain a subject + an opinion. • A thesis statement answers the topic question Why do you want to be a teacher.
Writing a Good Thesis Statement • A good thesis statement is short and simple: it should be no longer than one sentence, regardless of essay length. • Good Example: Success is a result of doing the right things consistently. • Bad Example: In a world full of success gurus and books about success, it becomes ever so more important to delineate the one trait that ultimately determines success: doing the right things consistently.
Writing a Good Thesis Statement • A good thesis statement is limited to one main idea. • Good example: The key to successful dieting is focusing on a specific goal. • Bad example: The key to successful dieting is focusing on a specific goal, which is also the key to successfully running a business and coaching a football team.
Writing a Good Thesis Statement • A good thesis statement is a declarative sentence with no qualifiers(might, maybe, perhaps, etc.): • Good example: Lebron James' ability to score, pass, and rebound make him the league's most valuable player. • Bad example: Does Lebron James' ability to score, pass, and rebound make him the league's most valuable player? • Bad Example: Lebron James' ability to score, pass, and rebound just might make him the league's most valuable player.
What to do Before Writing a Thesis Statement? • Know your audience and purpose? • Future employers • What is your topic question? • Why do you want to Teach? • What is the purpose of education? • What is your role as an educator? • You must form an opinion and state it clearly. • Be sure you have approached your evidence fairly. • Consider both sides of a controversial issue.
Questions to answer? • Whom are you going to Teach? • Specifically, how will you reach the wide diversity of children that you will have in your classroom? • How do you define your community of learners? • How and What are going to Teach? • What are your beliefs about how children learn? • How will these beliefs impact your teaching? for example .... • classroom management • instructional strategies • curriculum design • assessment • How do you balance the needs of individual learners with the needs of the entire class • What are your goals for your students? • Where are you going to Teach? • How will you bring a global awareness into your classroom? • What will be your relationship with the community, parents, teaching colleagues, administration?
If a writer wants to think of more examples of something use transitional words such as: • For instance • For example • Most importantly • In addition • First, • Next, • Last
Lets Prewrite • How is your paper going to be organized • What is it going to be about • You as a teacher, a partner with parents, and a member of the school and community. • You as a teacher • You as a partner with partners • You as a member in the school and community • You as a teacher, partner, and member