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Third Grade, Reading Teacher

Northside Elementary, Room # 302

kbentley@polk.k12.ga.us

 

Educational Philosophy

My philosophy of education is centered on my love for children and belief that education is powerful. I believe that students must first feel loved in order to be succesful in any classroom. Secondly, I believe that students learn best in an engaging classroom full of discussions, movement, exciting stories, and lessons that involve visuals and hands-on activities. I also believe that in order for my students to learn, I must provide a structured and well mananged classroom. Additionally, I believe that it is important to establish rituals and routines so that my students spend as much time on task as possible. Finally, I also believe that it is essential to make connections with my students. I feel that connecting my lessons to their real life experiences and other content areas will benefit them tremendously. 

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

-William Butler Yeats

Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. 

-Anonymous

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Educational Background

I am thrilled to be your child's third grade reading teacher. This is my seventeenth year in education. I have taught first and third grade and served as a media and instructional technology specialist, all in Polk School District. I am a proud 1994 graduate of Cedartown High School. After high school,  I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, followed by my Reading Endorsement.  Next, I recieved my Master's degree in Reading Education, and a Specialist's degree in Instructional Technology with a School Library Media Certificate, all from the University of West Georgia. My husband and I have two wonderful children, Cynthia and Jake, who keep us very busy.  We love Cedartown and Georgia football!

Go Dawgs!! 

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Polk School District 612 South College St.
Cedartown, GA 30125
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Phone: 770-748-3821
Fax: 770-748-5131
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