My name is Arnelle Basi and I am a 20-year-old student currently attending the University of Victoria. I am in my second year of the B.e.d program I am pursing my dreams of becoming an elementary school teacher. My strengths include being positive, outgoing, patient, creative, hard- working, organized and fun to be around. The primary reason I wanted to become a teacher is because I believe I can make a difference in the lives of children. My past experiences with children makes me feel I can connect with them in a fun educational manner in which they can learn and feel good about themselves. I believe I can teach them skills to succeed in school and life. Another reason I wanted to become a teacher is because I would like to contribute to the education system that I have been a part of over the past 14 years. I am passionate about learning and would like to become a successful teacher as I feel I have all the right qualities.
I developed an interest for the education faculty because working with children has always been something that comes easy to me. I want to help others like many teachers in my earlier years have helped me become who I am today. My main focus as a teacher would be to create a fun, safe learning environment where students are passionate about going to school. My experiences are relevant to teaching because they all involve interacting with children, having strong communication skills and these experiences show that I can work with children from diverse backgrounds.
I have a background in French having completed a double dogwood, English and French having attended French Immersion schools throughout my education. In 2016 I was able to travel to China to learn about that particular culture. In the spring of 2019 I will be travelling to Africa to experience and learn yet another culture and way of life. These experiences will further enhance my ability and prepare me to teach in a multi-cultural Province such as British Columbia.
I believe to have a career in teaching you must be able to manage a large group of students, be organized and knowledgeable of the subjects you are teaching, and you must be creative when teaching as the more fun it is the more the students will be passionate about learning. My work experiences at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre, Paddington Station Daycare, Oak Bay Rec Recreation Summer Camps, Lakehill Softball Association, Pony Pals Therapeutic Center, volunteering to assist the We Team at Sunshine Hills, Friday Night Hoops, refereeing kids on the soccer field and tutoring are all examples that this career would be a good fit for my personality and skill set.