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Paige Bennett

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Paige Bennett

Name: Paige Bennett
School: Gingerbread Academy
City: Cincinnati
State: Ohio
Grade(s): Preschool
Subject(s): Letter recognition, 123s, fine and gross motor skills

What quote inspires you?
“If your actions inspire you to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ” – John Quincy Adams

What is your favorite color and why?
Blue, because every shade is beautiful

What is your favorite piece of furniture in your classroom?
Sensory table – this is where the students have an opportunity to grow in a very hands-on learning environment.

How would you describe your teaching style?
With patience and love of all abilities. My background in Special Education gives me the understanding to provide the best learning environment for each individual child.

When did you know you wanted to become a teacher?
During my time as a job coach for children with disabilities in college. I provided students with the skills to become more independent in their field of interest.

What is your favorite lesson/unit to teach?
Color recognition

What is your greatest challenge in teaching?
The age. The attention span of a young child limits the amount of time they can sit and listen.

If you could have a career other than a teacher, what would it be?
Something working with individuals with disabilities

What’s something your students probably don’t know about you?
My age

If a student were to remember something about your class 50 years from now, what do you hope it would be?
The joy in learning and how having a loving teacher can impact growth.

What are your three favorite books?
1. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen
2. Dee Henderson – O’Malley Family Series
3. The Napping House – Audrey Wood

Which do you prefer:

pencil or pen

tea or coffee

morning or afternoon

packed lunch or hot lunch

faculty meeting or dentist

Is there anything else you want to tell us?
– I love games! Board games, card games…
– I have traveled to 22 states and plan to visit them all.
– My all-time favorite movie is The Sound of Music!

If you would like to be considered for a future Educator Spotlight, send this completed questionnaire and a picture to kellie.noszka@schoolsin.com.

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