To Whom it May Concern,
My name is Paige Mitchell. I am from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and I am in my third year of the Secondary Education program at the University of Regina. I am an English major and a mathematics minor. I chose to become an educator because I have always loved learning and I want to be able to share that love of learning with others.
I bring various skills and experiences to the classroom. I work to use the skills and knowledge I have to make meaningful connections and rich learning experiences for the students I teach. I have become increasingly interested in using technology in the classroom. I have worked with and gained skills that I use to support learning, show students how to use technology productively, and prepare learners to be digital citizens. I have also had opportunities to work with diversity in the classroom. In 2011 and 2012 I tutored two EAL students to help with learning and communication. In 2013, I was a volunteer “buddy” for Campus for All at the University of Regina. I am a dedicated life-long learner; I enjoy opportunities for professional development and self-improvement. I believe in modeling what I teach, so I make sure that I am prepared to do so. I am also creative and work hard in all aspects of my own literacy. I write fiction and have been published in Windscript magazine. I also use my own personal blog to make writing a routine and develop an online portfolio. Teaching and learning are very important aspects of my life; it is my hope that I can use what I have learned to teach well, learn more from my experiences, and always find ways to become better at what I do.
During my pre-internship, I look forward to gaining experiential knowledge as I work in the classroom. I hope to learn and gain insight into implementing units of study. I would also like to learn more about assessment of student learning and how I can use assessment to benefit their learning. I am interested in learning about classroom management. Overall, I hope to be able to improve my teaching methods and techniques continuously through my experience and the feedback I receive. I look forward to being part of a classroom for an extended period of time. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with cooperating teachers and to be welcomed into the school community. Such experiences are invaluable and I am grateful for opportunities to practice and learn in real classrooms. Thank you.