My goals from the Kenan internship are to increase my professional experience as both a teacher and a person. A few of my mail goals include:
My first goal is to network with other teachers. The best ideas come from other teachers who have tried them inside their classroom. Kenan is great to have time to work with other teachers and describe what we do in our classrooms. We talk about what works, and what does not. In my short time in the internship I have learned a lot from others, and plan on bringing that back into my classroom.
Another goal of mine was to gain professional experience that I can bring back to the classroom. My main objective as a teacher is to help better prepare students for the real world, and working with my mentors at the college has already helped me do that.
Lastly I believe everyone should always be learning. In my classrooms I am constantly preaching to my students that they should always be learning. With all the free resources out today, it is very easy to learn anything you are interested in. I think Kenan was a great opportunity for me to put myself out of my comfort zone and grow as a person and educator.