HomeTeacher CandidatesFall 2012Abbey Drake | Trinity University


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Trinity University

Level: Student Teacher

Certification Area:  EC-6 Generalist


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Out of all of the criteria that qualify an exceptional teacher candidate, the one that resonates the most with me is the goal of making all students feel that they are loved, are part of a community, and are certain to succeed through their own hard work. -- Abbey Drake

She invests time to get to know students personally as learners in order to effectively help them make lasting, meaningful connections. She specifically designs a balance of routine and novel activities to meet the diverse needs of our young learners. -- Cooperating Teacher

She deeply understands the importance of developing an inclusive classroom learning community. She implemented “Connections”, a daily morning ritual where students share what is on their minds to help them transition from their lives outside of school to their learning in the classroom. Abbey brings tremendous energy to her studies, be they in the sciences or education coursework. She understands that students learn scientific content by doing science themselves. -- University Professor