1. What is your first name? Please use your preferred name, nick name, etc. Do you have preferred pronouns?
Anna is fine and my pronouns are she/her/hers
2. Where are you from?
I am from Columbus, OH
3. What are you into; what makes you special? Share a few “unique” aspects about yourself that would help our classroom community get to know you a bit. Are you on an athletic team? Sing in the choir? Are you trying out for a play? Painting? What are you planning on doing this semester in your life that is noteworthy?
I am a writer and have written one book (not published yet) and in the process of writing another. I am in Kappa Delta and love to hang out with my friends. I love animals and being in nature.
About Dr. Shutkin:
Learning Style and more:
4. Being as specific as you can, what must be in place for you to feel comfortable taking intellectual and creative risks in a course?
I have to have teachers understand that I learn differently than most. I fidget a lot and when paying attention to a lecture, I need to be doing something with my hands.
What have you been reading?
5. I want to know what matters most to you about education. To this end, please share with the class an essay that is essential to your interests/concerns as a preservice teacher. (Include the reference to the essay [chapter, article, website] and a few sentences about its significance to you).
I believe that to be a good teacher, you have to have empathy. I wanted to go into psychology but realized that I would make more of an impact on peoples lives by being a teacher.
I believe this is significant because the steps of empathy that the article mentions are not really discussed in class. It is important to show students that you care about their well being.
6. Write down a question or two that you would like to ask about me or the class.
I don’t have any questions but I will let you know when I do.