Rebecca R. Teagarden
Kindergarten | Peabody Elementary
What is your motto?
Be the best you can be every day.
What one thing you would most want your students to remember about you?
That I believed in every one of my students and was their biggest cheerleader!
Complete this sentence: My favorite part of the school day is…
Greeting my students every morning at my door. This gives me an opportunity to connect with each student and let them know I am glad they are at school before they even enter the classroom.
How do you achieve (such amazing!) results in the classroom?
I am passionate about empowering my students. I truly believe all children can be successful. In order to empower my students, I work hard to build each child's self-esteem. I feel that if I help a child learn to believe in themselves that I have been successful. In addition, providing clear instruction, clear expectations and boundaries, and consistently emplimenting consequences and rewards have been key components in achieving the results that I have seen over the years in my classroom.
What was your most satisfying teaching moment?
Early in my teaching career, I had the pleasure of teaching a second grade class. I had a student in this class that did not believe in herself which interferred with her trying most things. I believed in this student and was certain of her ability to be successful. I worked hard that year to encourage her to believe in herself on a daily basis. With great and constant encouragement she experienced many successes that year. I had the pleasure of seeing her learn to believe in herself the way that I believed in her. She was an amazing student and I will never forget her. I feel lucky to have had that opportunity to be her teacher!