We are proud to introduce our 44th Sunday Spotlight, featuring Jamie Browning who is a teacher in Pontotoc, Mississippi. Jamie enjoys getting to know her students outside of their academic lives. She likes using Edulastic to track data throughout her district, and relies on it in her classroom as a benchmark tool for gauging when to reteach a concept. In her free time she can be found relaxing or adventuring with her husband and 3 children! We hope you enjoy getting to know Jamie as much as we did!
Pontotoc Middle School
4.5 years working in education
“I think building trust is a crucial part of a successful teacher. I love when my students cannot wait to tell me that they made the basketball team, had their first date, or anything else that crosses their mind.”
– Jamie Browning
Get to know Jamie Browning
What do you love about working in education? What motivates you?
Why did you become a teacher?
I became a teacher to help others. I always knew I wanted to help other people and also be available at home with my family. I truly believe that teaching is my calling and I have figured that out over the past year through the trials I have faced. I absolutely love forming a bond with my students! I think building trust is a crucial part of being a successful teacher. I love when my students cannot wait to tell me that they made the basketball team, had their first date, or anything else that crosses their mind…well almost anything! LOL!
What is your “Edulastic story”?
Describe your Edulastic “aha” moment.
What are your teaching/learning goals this year?
Sum up your teaching philosophy in a few sentences!
I personally believe that you must first have the mindset that all of your students can learn. I say this with passion because we face struggles with students daily, and we think at times there is just no hope. With great teaching and compassion for your students, your students can learn and can succeed.
I also believe building positive relationships with your students and allowing your students to build positive relationships with one another sets up a great community feel for your classroom. In return, it builds the safe learning environment that your students need and desire. For you to thrive in classroom management, you must build trust prior to earning respect from students. I learned this my first semester teaching in a very low income district and thought it was the craziest theory i’d ever come up with, but I learned it to be true. Implementing these skills I have learned throughout the years in my classroom from day one, allows for positive and successful classroom management.
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Spring or Fall?