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Wednesday, May 28

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    A Little About Me
    My educationalI have a strong background started in computer programming and systems untilinformation technology. I moved into education seventen years ago.ago after many great experiences teaching others to use computers and software. I have been employed withas a Computer Lab Supervisor within the Centerville
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    School District for the last seven years and worked as an adjunct professor in the Microcomputer Specialist Program at Indian Hills Community College for five of those years.College. At this
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    secondary school because of my experience working with 7th and 8th grade students in
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    and robotics.
    My Teaching Philosophy
    I believe that all students have the capacity to learn, and that it is our responsibility as teachers to help our students find their most optimal path for learning. I believe that we must set high standards, but each student is different, so we must set clear individual and group goals. I believe that if we provide students with opportunities, encouragement, and clear and engaging lessons they will respond and learn to the best of their abilities.
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Thursday, May 15

  1. page Ron Waggoner edited ... I believe that all students have the capacity to learn, and that it is our responsibility as t…
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    I believe that all students have the capacity to learn, and that it is our responsibility as teachers to help our students find their most optimal path for learning. I believe that we must set high standards, but each student is different, so we must set clear individual and group goals. I believe that if we provide students with opportunities, encouragement, and clear and engaging lessons they will respond and learn to the best of their abilities.
    “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” --- William Arthur Ward
    Consumer Bill of Rights Lecture - Sample
    Contact Me:
    Email: ronnie.waggoner@centervillek12.org
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Saturday, April 5

  1. page Interview Questions edited Describe the skills or attributes you believe are necessary to be an outstanding teacher. What …

    Describe the skills or attributes you believe are necessary to be an outstanding teacher.
    What are your three (3) most important reasons for wanting to be a teacher?
    How would you address a wide range of skills and abilities in your classroom?
    Please explain how your past personal and professional experience makes you a quality candidate for the position for which you are applying.
    Why do you feel you should be considered for this position?
    What three (3) things do you most want to know about your students; when considering each of the three, how much do you want to know to be helpful to your students?
    What do you need to know in order to begin your lesson planning for a class? What four (4) key components do you believe you must include in your plan?
    When you think about your students, in what major ways do you most want to influence their lives?
    List and describe two (2) core teaching strategies you most utilized in your classroom.
    Summarize special job-related skills and qualifications acquired from employment or other experiences including U.S. military service, honors, awards, activities, technology skills or professional development activities.
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    What can you bring to your grade level/department team?
    If I walked into your class, what could I expect to see?
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  2. page Summarize special job-related skills and qualifications acquired from employment or other experiences including U.S. military service, honors, awards, activities, technology skills or professional development activities. edited As a former member of the U.S. military, trained as a combat medic, I take personal responsibil…

    As a former member of the U.S. military, trained as a combat medic, I take personal responsibility for the safety and care of my students.
    I was selected as an instructor for the Microcomputer Specialist program after completing the course with honors.
    I have participated in both Project CRISS academic development and Love & Logic professional development.

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  3. page Summarize special job-related skills and qualifications acquired from employment or other experiences including U.S. military service, honors, awards, activities, technology skills or professional development activities. edited As a former member of the U.S. military, trained as a combat medic, I take personal responsibility…
    As a former member of the U.S. military, trained as a combat medic, I take personal responsibility for the safety and care of my students.
    I was selected as an instructor for the Microcomputer Specialist program after completing the course with honors.
    I have participated in both Project CRISS academic development and Love & Logic professional development.

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  4. page List and describe two (2) core teaching strategies you most utilized in your classroom. edited I like to provide real-world and work-related examples via integrated technology in my classroom…

    I like to provide real-world and work-related examples via integrated technology in my classroom. This allows me to bring in the most modern examples as a tool to better accommodate both multiple learning styles and a way to engage student understanding. I also allow for differentiation of my instruction to promote student centered learning. Engaging and challenging students at all levels. This also gives me the ability to set specific, achievable goals no matter the learning level of the student.

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  5. page When you think about your students, in what major ways do you most want to influence their lives? edited I want to influence my student's lives by encouraging them to take charge of their own education…

    I want to influence my student's lives by encouraging them to take charge of their own education. I want them to be curious about the world around them. I want to encourage them to ask questions, explore on their own, and want to learn more. I want them to not accept the most popular answer and to develop their own ideas and understanding. I want them to influence each other and express their own opinions in appropriate ways. I want to give them the tools to be successful long after their time in school is over.

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  6. page What do you need to know in order to begin your lesson planning for a class? What four (4) key components do you believe you must include in your plan? edited Finding the benchmarks found within the Core Standards when lesson planning is key. This forms t…

    Finding the benchmarks found within the Core Standards when lesson planning is key. This forms the foundation of any effective lesson plan. Building in pre-assessments to accurately gage student understanding, background knowledge, and educational level is essential. Knowing the special needs, diversity, and language proficiency of the class and adjusting plans to accommodate them is vital. Expectations of school administration will also help develop a successful lesson plan.
    What four (4) key components do you believe you must include in your plan?
    Objectives and goals. What, specifically, will students to be able to do (or know) after the lesson? This is the end result or purpose of the lesson.
    Content. What subject, idea, concept, etc. will be taught? This is the overriding theme of the lesson.
    Methods. How will the lesson be taught? This is a detailed outline of the teaching methods, including activities, content, and strategies.
    Assessment. What tools will be used to measure student understanding, a quiz, an activity, an exercise, a paper? This will be used to know whether the objectives and goals were met.

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  7. page What are your three (3) most important reasons for wanting to be a teacher? edited I want to encourage the personal and academic development of my students. I want to see them cha…

    I want to encourage the personal and academic development of my students. I want to see them change from simply being open and perceptive to active understanding. I enjoy seeing that "moment of brilliance" when those new connections are made. Those are the moments that make teaching fun. I enjoy working with and learning from my students. Teaching is often a two-way street; I enjoy the challenge of active engagement and personal interaction. I often learn as much about them, as I do about myself when I teach. I enjoy teaching anyone new techniques and ideas. I enjoy the structured learning process of breaking down a larger subject into manageable bites of information and building from its simplest form to its most complex idea.

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  8. page What three (3) things do you most want to know about your students; when considering each of the three, how much do you want to know to be helpful to your students? edited Teachers need to understand as much as possible about their students so that they can successful…

    Teachers need to understand as much as possible about their students so that they can successfully and effectively engage their students. The capacity to "read" a student's personality and abilities will ensure active engagement and concrete learning. I want to know their background knowledge, weaknesses and proficiencies, so that I can activate and build on that resource as I introduce new content. I want to know their personal experiences and interests, so that I can engage them on a individual level and hold that interest throughout our time together. I also want to know, or discover, their individual learning style, so that I may distribute my content through the most successful techniques possible.

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