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B.S. Biological Sciences Northern Illinois University
I ensure that I present a professional demeanor and follow the rules that I lay down for the class. I employ a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles. I involve the students by: creating learning communities; being enthusiastic about course content; allowing students to actively participate; and providing instant feedback to allow for corrections. I use humor and real-life anecdotes to spark student interest and to make my presentations intellectually engaging.
I feel that teachers have the power to affect the lives of students. Besides disseminating information, teachers have the responsibility to create informed citizens and to prepare them for real future careers. Such an education should be a fun experience, not a burden, so students can leave the course with confidence and a deeper appreciation of knowledge.