Hi I am Jessica Warner and I collect state t-shirts, love a good book, and I’m always up for an adventure. I am from Rigby, Idaho, the birthplace of Television. It is also the birthplace of my love story where I grew up with the man I married.
I recently got back from Mexico where I was teaching English for four months. It was such a great opportunity and it was my inspiration to further my education into teaching. I realized that throughout all my life I have always done something that has dealt with teaching in one way or another. As silly as it sounds, when I was in elementary school I would “play” teacher when I would play with my friends. Not only that but, all throughout high school I taught at a boy’s summer scout camp AND took a class where I spent an hour in an elementary classroom every day.
I am currently enrolled at Brigham Young University Idaho. April of 2016 I received my associates degree in General Studies, so now my main focus is to further my education and receive my Bachelors degree to eventually become an Elementary Teacher. I not only want to further and excel in my education, but I want to teach others so that they may be able to excel too. I find joy in teaching and seeing the progression in a child’s life.
One day I want my classroom to be Learner-Centered, a Modern Constructionist. Meaning that I want to focus on my students and what they need to learn rather than what everyone else is wanting them to learn. I believe that as teachers we will be able to implement a fun learning atmosphere. Students will all have different experiences, and as we bring them all together, we will be able to learn from each other. I may be the teacher in the classroom, but I will also be the learner; as I expand their knowledge, they too will expand my knowledge.
“Everybody is a Genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” -Albert Einstein