Traveling Through Education                                                                             by: Whitney Mengel

   

My name is Whitney Mengel.   I am a junior at Valdosta State University, pursuing a Bacholar's degree in Early Childhood Education.  Teaching runs in my family.  My mom , my aunt, my uncle and one of my counsins all teach.  Teaching is a gift, not everyone can be a teacher.  I have this educational gift.  It is easy for me to communicate effectively.  To be an effective communicator one must have experience.   Traveling is one of my passions.  After graduation I plan on teaching internationally.  Australia is my first choice for international teaching.  Not ever being there, I feel like it is where I am supposed to be.  Teaching in a different country will give me extensive experience that will help me to be an effective educator. 


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Traveling has always been an interest my mine.  During my sophomore summer at Valdosta State University,  I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain.  While there, I traveled to Portugal, Paris and all over Spain.  My trip was a life changing experience for me.  I left everything and everyone behind for five weeks, but it was the best five weeks of my life.  I believe the best thing I did for my trip was to go not knowing anyone.  I learn so much about myself as a human being and as a woman.

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ME AND PORTUGAL


Sometimes it is hard to get ideas for lesson planning.  Crayola is a great website for children to use.  The site has games and fun activities for children to do, which inhenses children to have a wide variety of drawing and coloring ideas.  Children need to practice writing and reading skills everyday. Writing, reading, and learning skills are developed by repetition in the classroom.


Student Resources

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Ways I Can Intergrate Technology

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Live Text Portifolio

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Topic Mini- Research & Literature Website

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Topic Mini- Research Lesson Plan

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Topic Literature Lesson Plan

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Inspiration Concept Map

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E-Book

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Classroom Website for Student Teaching

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whmengel@valdosta.edu