Sixth Grade

Jordan Payne

Hi I’m Jordan Payne. I graduated from Alcorn State University in Lorman, MS in 2016. My philosophy of education is that all children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. In my math classroom I will provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas and take risks. I will assist my students to express themselves for who they are, as well embrace the differences of others.

 

I feel every classroom should have their own unique community, my role as the math teacher will be to assist each child in developing his/her own potential and learning styles. I will present math curriculum that will incorporate each different learning style, as well as make the content relevant to the lives of my students. My goal is to incorporate hands-on learning, cooperative and blended learning, projects, themes, and individual work that will engage and activate student achievement.

I strongly believe that a classroom should be a safe and caring community where children can speak their mind and grow. I will use strategies to ensure our classroom community will flourish. Lastly, I believe that teaching is a learning process; learning from my students, colleagues, parents, and the community. I look forward to a great year with my 6th Graders!

 

Beth Schwartz

Hi! My name is Mrs. Beth Schwartz! I live in Mount Pleasant with my husband Mark, our two dogs, Uno and Mac, and our Green Cheeked Conure, Foster. I have two daughters Amy and Samantha and two grandchildren Avery and Evelyn. I enjoy traveling & being with friends and family. This will be my 36th year teaching & my first year at 21st Century Preparatory School.

In December of 1977, I graduated with honors and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education (K-8) from University Of WI-Madison. In August 1999, I graduated from National Louis University with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I continued to take course from other universities to continue my education.

I believe students deserve teachers who are genuinely enthusiastic, patient, and whom they can count on to be fair and consistent classroom leaders every day. Additionally, I believe students need to experience success often in the classroom in order to develop images of themselves as capable learners. In other words, if a student experiences too many failures they will begin to see themselves as incapable of learning. For this reason, I strive to differentiate my curriculum so that students are working at levels where they will achieve much growth.

I have a great love for teaching will providing your child with the tools he/she needs to be successful. A child can only be successful by using those tools to his/her best ability focusing on their strengths and build upon their weaknesses.  I have a strong desire to educate young minds and watch them grow throughout the year. I will try to instill in them responsibility, safety, self-confidence, integrity, honesty, kindness, patience, and respect.

 

Michele Cox

I am very excited about sharing  this year with your child.  This will be a journey for both your child and I. I have been in the educational field for 20 years.  

 

I have a great love for teaching Science and providing your child with the tools he/she needs to be successful.  A child can only be successful by using those tools to his/her best ability focusing on their strengths and build upon their weaknesses.  I have a strong desire to educate young minds and watch them grow throughout the year.  Since we are together for the entire day, I feel it is important to teach them about life as well.  This will allow them to be successful mentally, physically, and spiritually.  I will try to instill in them responsibility, safety, self-confidence, integrity, honesty, kindness, patience, and respect.  

I believe students deserve teachers who are genuinely enthusiastic, patient, and whom they can count on to be fair and consistent classroom leaders every day. Additionally, I believe students need to experience success often in the classroom in order to develop images of themselves as capable learners. In other words, if a student experiences too many failures they will begin to see themselves as incapable of learning. For this reason, I strive to differentiate my curriculum so that students are working at levels where they will achieve much growth.

I treat my students the way I treat my own children….I expect them to be hard workers and accountable for their actions. Our classroom is a home and we love and treat each other like a family. Are there going to be disagreements and hurt feelings? Absolutely, but how we handle those situations is what will make us successful. By working together we all will have a great year.

 

 

ABCya.com is a great educational site. All computer activities were either created or approved by classroom teachers.

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If math is more of your interest, then go to www.mathplayground.com