This study is just the beginning of my research into how to become a better teacher, because I plan to always be looking for ways to improve. I hope to learn how to continuously improve my craft as a teacher and not become stagnant or jaded. I see how far I’ve come already, and I see where I can be as I observe other professionals in my craft. I think my teaching will improve as I try new things, challenge myself and my students, and interact with more students. My teaching style will become leaner as I drop the extraneous and focus on what is important, which is the growth of my students. The research literature I’ve found iterates my purpose, in that there are many others like me striving to become better teachers to help their students grow as people.

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Master of Arts in Teaching (initial licensure)

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Amy Bowden

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Justin Wright


differentiation, universal design for learning, literacy, historical literacy



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