Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Arts in Child Education
Greetings and Introductions
Hello, My name is Ja'Nessa Mitchell. I have been teaching at Pate's Creek Elementary School for 4 years.
I have lived in Georgia most of my life. I graduated from Eagle's Landing High School and received my Bachelor's Degree in Early Chilhood Education/Special Education from Gordon State College. I have wanted to be a teacher since the first grade, and my childhood dreams are coming true!
Once a student walks through my door, they are officially "my babies". No, I will not treat them like a baby, but I will treat them like they are my own. That being said, I hold each of my students to a very high standard. I believe in them, I see greatness in them, I know that they can be and do ANYTHING that they set their minds to, and I want them to see it for themselves.
My teaching philosophy is that every child has everything in them that they need in order to be successful at birth. My job as their teacher is to look deep within each child to find that thing and bring it to the forefront so that they can see it too. Quitting is not an option in my classroom. In my class we do HARD WORK, we push ourselves past our own comfort zones, and we rise to meet and overcome each challenge that we face. We do this together, in a safe environment where love and support are provided freely.
My Teaching Style
I know that every child learns differently and at a different rate, because of this, I plan and teach lessons that are engaging from the start and offer ways for each child to gain a quality learning experience. I also believe that learning should be a fun process. Process, meaning that I do not expect it to take place immediately. I also teach in ways that meet the different learning styles that students may have (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic). I use differentiated groups and lessons to meet students at whatever level they may be working from. This ensures that no child is left out of the learning process.
My wish for each of my students this year is that they become resilient, free-thinking, caring, world-changing, life learners, who will ultimately make our world a better place. I want my students to know that when you work hard and do your very personal best, even if the outcome is not what you wanted or expected, success and growth can still be found. I want them to know that growth and success can be measured differently for each person. For example, Johnny receiving a C on his spelling test after struggling for the 1st nine weeks can be just as much a success as Debra's A+.