Date of Award
Restricted to Claremont Colleges Master's Thesis
School of Educational Studies
2019 Nioami M Nemo
Qualitative observational research, interviews, and student samples explain the complex social structure in my math classroom and my effectiveness as a teacher. The ethnographic narrative will be divided into four major sections. The major sections are Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D. Part A discusses how my personal and professional identity affect my performance in the classroom. Part B highlights action plans that support an English learner, a student with an IEP, and a student with a significant life experience. Part C explores how the demographics of the community and school site affect my classroom environment. Lastly, Part D presents my professional reflections and professional development plan. Together, these studies suggest skills needed to be an effective teacher involve more than expertise in mathematics. Effective teachers use critical self-analysis and their students’ funds of knowledge to create an inclusive and purposeful classroom.
Keywords: identity, educator, social capital, purpose, effective
Nemo, Nioami. (2019). Learning How to Become an Effective Teacher: Creating a Space to Belong. CGU Theses & Dissertations, 127. https://scholarship.claremont.edu/cgu_etd/127. doi: 10.5642/cguetd/127