My name is Ryan McKillop, and I am a third-year BEd. student at the University of Regina. I grew up in a small town where I was an active member of my school and community. I participated in a variety of sports, including hockey, volleyball, badminton, cross country, and track. I was also a member of the School Community Council and the Student Representative Council, where I was the President in my grade twelve year.
For the past few summers, I have had the opportunity to teach swimming lessons and run a Kids and Crafts program in my hometown. I am looking forward to taking the skills I have learned and utilizing them in the classroom. I am also hoping to learn new skills to help me with classroom management. Although I am nervous about entering the classroom, I am confident my past experiences will help me be successful. I look forward to having the opportunity to build on my prior knowledge, and to carry the skills I learn into my future classroom.
This past May and June I had the chance to work as an Educational Assistant in my former school. As a university student studying Middle Years Education, I was fortunate enough to work mainly with students in the grade seven and eight class. I plan on using the knowledge and skills I learned as an EA and carrying it forward with me as a teacher. During my time as an EA, I came to understand the importance of teaching to different types of learners. I believe every student has the potential to learn if we, as educators, give them the chance.
I am grateful you are allowing me into your classroom to share your knowledge with me. I look forward to learning as much from you as I will from the students. I am hopeful I can help make the classroom a fun and positive environment and assist in any way possible. Thank you again for allowing me the opportunity to extend my knowledge as a future educator, and I look forward to meeting you.