Your essay should contain the following three sections.
If citing literature, use APA formatting throughout.
Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
Describe experiences as a student where you have left satisfied with your growth. What aspects accounted for this growth? Cite specific examples of the most effective approaches used in those instructional settings and what fostered their effectiveness. (More or less two pages; double-spaced; 12 point font).
Experiences in Classroom-based Teaching and Learning
Describe experiences you have had in taking the lead in teaching and learning experiences. What types of approaches to the development of ideas and management of behaviors did you utilize? (More or less two pages; double-spaced; 12 point font).
Informal Teaching and Learning
What special skills, interests, and/or hobbies do you possess that might facilitate your contribution to the instructional and/or extra-curricular programs of a school? (More or less one page; double-spaced; 12 point font)
Other (optional - you title this section)
Describe any extenuating circumstances in your academic or personal history that you would like to address that is relevant and significant to a student teaching placement.