I’ve been interviewing for teaching positions in another county. One of the questions they ask me is to Tell Me About Yourself. I have a hard time with this question because I see it as being boastful instead of promoting myself to the interviewer.
So I decided to use the affirmations in my classroom that I say with my students to promote myself academically.
I love my students! I love them with all my heart! I fight for them, protect them and lead them.
I believe in them! I believe that nothing is impossible if you try.
I believe in destiny, their destiny! They are destined for great things.
I don’t give up! I don’t let them give up either. We get better with practice and practice makes us better.
I’m so proud of them! They accomplish so much in a year! They grow tremendously, socially, physically and academically.
I am purposed and so are my students! We are all born with a great future in mind, a future I get to be a part of.
I am a great Teacher; loving, honest, fearless, trustworthy, a leader, solutionist and listener.
When thinking about this question for yourself, think about your philosophy. Why you teach!