- St Thomas US-ON
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The motivation for me to pursue a career in Primary/Junior/Intermediate education is an extension of my family’s culture. I am proud of the fact that several members of my immediate family are actively engaged in social service professions. I have had the background, the mentoring, and have been involved in a variety of volunteer experiences. I have had a longstanding desire to teach and nurture young children. I have worked hard to obtain the professional training, and the pedagogy necessary to competently reach this goal. As a young male, I often found that the lack of ability to successfully deal with stressful situations, feelings and aggressiveness were major factors which contributed to conflict, not only in school but also in society. I have strived to acquire the necessary skills to help provide a safe caring environment for young people. All children are capable of learning. I sincerely believe that all children can learn given the right motivation, techniques, curriculum and support.
My particular interest is special needs children and their integration into mainstream education. I have learned working as a volunteer, that patience, kindness, and love are characteristics that require time to develop. Every child learns best in a caring nurturing environment, when someone shows interest in them and their outcomes. My role as a teacher would be to establish an environment that develops all students’ potential. In the Formative Years, children acquire skills and a knowledge base that will precede them and allow them to function throughout their academic careers indeed throughout life. It is in the Primary/Junior/Intermediate school divisions that I hope to have the opportunity to be a teacher who helps make these things a possibility. It is my wish to make a difference in a young person’s life.
Snowboard Instructor, Laurentian Ski Hill, North Bay, Ontario - Winter Months 2008-2010
Respite Worker, Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) - 2002-2004
YMCA Summer Day Camp - July and August 2002
Camp Councillor, Columbus Boys Camp, Orillia, Ontario - Summer 2000 & 2001
Union Sports Club/Day Camp, St. Thomas, ON 2005-2007
Track 3 Ski School, Boler Mountain Ski Club, London, ON2001-2003
Landscape Labourer, Garden Originals, St. Thomas, Ontario - May-Aug 2008 & 2009
Seasonal Sales Associate, American Eagle, North Bay, Ontario - Sept 2008-Jan 2009
Maintenance Worker, Nipissing University Governors House Residence, North Bay, Ontario - September-April, 2006-2007
Line Labourer, Formet Automotive Industries, St. Thomas, Ontario - May-Aug 2007
As an avid outdoorsman, I am interested in promoting personal growth, skill building, providing leadership opportunities and educational strategies through the various learning opportunities in the outdoors.
During my final year of high-school I was enrolled in a Leadership course that involved a 4 day field camp in the wilderness of Haliburton, Ontario. The course introduced me to various methods of learning not only from our Teacher and instructors, but from ourselves as well. It was in this course and this field trip in particular that I truly felt comfortable and excelled in educating myself through leadership roles, teamwork, and reflective practices. I believe that every child can learn from the natural world and everything it has to offer.
I enjoy many outdoor activities and sports such as camping, canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, snowboarding, soccer, football, biking and other sports such as tennis, squash, badminton.