HomeTeacher CandidatesFall 2012Chaille Thomas | University of Houston


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University of Houston

Level: Senior

Certification Area: EC-6 Generalist


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I have realized while student teaching that having a good rapport and knowing all the students well is the key that unlocks unlimited academic potential and high student morale. I show personal interest in each student by listening and being encouraging. By increasing self-efficacy and self-esteem, students will be more likely to try tackling challenging activities and feel a sense of heightened commitment to their education. -- Chaille Thomas

Her poise, confidence, and enthusiasm radiated throughout the classroom and her students reflected her fun-loving attitude. Most impressive was Mrs. Thomas’ ability to effectively manage the classroom. Clear expectations for behavior were given, and students were held accountable to meet those expectations. There is no doubt that Mrs. Thomas will be a fine classroom teacher. She relates well with the students, and is passionate about contributing to their education. -- University Supervisor

In the classroom she taught gifted and talented students as well as students that were not quite on grade level and she made sure she met the needs of every learner. I have observed Mrs. Thomas show the utmost respect and fairness when it comes to the classroom and students, which sets a very good example for each child she touches. As a result each student has shown increased confidence, more accountability in their actions and works harder to get the best grade possible. -- Cooperating Teacher