HomeTeacher CandidatesFall 2012Kimberly Smith | Texas Woman’s University

 

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Texas Woman’s University

Level: Student Teacher

Certification Area: 4-8 Generalist/ESL

 

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As I got to know my students better, I realized that their negativity about math often stemmed from a lack of confidence, and their lack of confidence stemmed from sources that were a varied and complicated as the students themselves. It was then that I began to understand that my job wasn’t just about teaching them math. It was about teaching them math in ways that served to build their confidence as learners. That realization provided me with a new lens from which to consider the creation of my classroom culture as well as the ways in which I planned lessons, delivered instruction, and assessed my students. -- Kimberly Smith

Life in a middle school is hectic, and there have been many opportunities among our 6th grade math team where assistance was needed. Kim has always been more than willing to help, and gone above and beyond. She has become an important part of our team. She has certainly made an impact on me and the other teachers in our department. -- Cooperating Teacher

Student success has always been a top priority for Ms. Smith, and she demonstrates a dedication to the development of her craft that is far beyond that of an average student teacher. She constantly seeks new and interesting ways to teach concepts and relate them to real world situations that are relevant to her student’s lives, and she is always willing to go above and beyond to help a student learn. Ms. Smith maintains high expectations for her students and for herself. -- University Supervisor