Description: This article is mainly focusing on the introduction of the JPS teacher team which is consisted of a group of passionate teacher that are always ready to help students.
Working for Jackson public schools is special because it provides me with an opportunity to work with a cohort of teachers who are hardworking and passionate about educating children. We look at academics, social behaviors and every facet of the child, and his or her development as well, to ensure that we’re providing the best education possible. So that is one of the best things about working in Jackson public schools.
And we have a group of kids, if they are broken, we help them; if they are flourishing, we help them to develop more. We have the best administrative team and they support everything we need. I have learned so much about data, how to use data to drive instruction and how to ensure the instruction that is being provided to meet the specific needs of children and how to differentiate the instruction in the classroom under the current administration in order to ensure that we get the results we want.
So this administration is very supportive and ensuring that we get what we need to provide for the children. At the beginning of this year, the children are becoming more independent which is cool, they are writing, reading books and getting along with each other, you can see the growth in them. So that’s why I love to be here.
The people who are in our district do care about the kids because they wouldn’t be working in a district like this if it wasn’t for the kids, obviously that’s what motivates us to stay I think and what makes it so special because even with its challenges, we know we’re going to be there for them every single day.
There’s no way you can prepare well for the first day on the job, I think the key is try not to be a perfectionist and not to become overwhelmed, and that’s what I did at my first year. The reality is that we are all human and we make mistakes, so give yourself the wiggle room, and don’t be afraid to laugh with your students, you don’t always have to be serious, so try to find the balance of doing a job.
In process of doing, the first thing we are supposed to do is Big B, which means go to the bottom of your triangle and do the area of it. We do have a nurturing family environment, and we care about each other, we give people chances because everybody is not going to be on their best behavior everyday, so think about all the chances that you received in life. Everyday is a new period.
I never bring any baggage from home to my students so when they come up, they know they are going to to see the same Mr.Fischer everyday, and that’s cool because they keep us grounded and we are able to be more successful and that’s what is leading us to a better result.
As a new teacher, don’t come in trying to be authoritative, when you go into the classroom with a plan classroom instruction, you don’t have to keep saying be quiet, stop doing this or tat, because everybody knows how your class is laid out and they know your plan, we know right from wrong and we treat each other right.
I wouldn’t have made it through my first year without my seventh grade team of teachers, they are incredible, we have a good team leader, we are able to be honest and talk about the bad stuff which happens during the day, thanks to that, we can come up with a lot of solutions. I think that is very important and that doesn’t happen everywhere else because it is all based on teachers.
In our team, everybody needs to have their books, and I don’t think I’ve ever had a problem that I couldn’t take to my principal, she would give me a good response and get things done. She puts a lot of trust in the teachers, knows what they need and backs them up.
I have the best group of kids and they have opened me up to sharing, this year I share a lot of personal stuff with them and I got something in return. I think that we’ve built a trust relationship that I haven’t seen before, and it makes my idea of how to be a teacher, and how to have fun with them.
I want the educational community to know that we have the most important job in the world, we are responsible for the success of individual from preschool all the way to college, we can not take it lightly, we have to passionate about it and we have to ensure everyday that we give the best to children because Jackson public schools is good, the teachers here are the best so are the students and we are building stronger schools together.