Erika Padilla

Hello. My name is Erika Padilla. I am in my first year as a student teacher. I attend the University of Houston where I am working towards becoming an EC-6 Generalist and an EC-12 Special Education teacher. So have, I have had experience in a structured learning center classroom, and I love it.

Recent Posts by Erika

Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:22 PM in How competition in schools affect kids!
Hello, Sonja. While I do agree that there are times where students may be stressed due to the fact that schools and teachers try to make them compete, I think to some extent, I think sometimes some friendly competition may help students. It allows students to push themselves to try harder in order to win a competition. I do think it is very important for a teacher to stress that it is a frien...

Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:46 PM in kids think I hate them?!?!
Hello, Heather! It seems some students are simply misinterpreting the fact that you are a very reserved person. I'm currently a student teacher, and something I've learned is that for many students, you have to be a little over the top with your feelings (especially with the younger ones!). Perhaps simply adding a few more smiles and some positive feedback or reinforcement will help. Many tim...

Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:39 PM in Physics Songs
I absolutely agree! Incorporating music (especially having students create a song) into a lesson is a great way to add fine arts into a curriculm. It also allows the students to have a diverse learning environment. It would let the students get their "wiggles" out in a fun, educational manner, and if the students are creating a song, they are also thinking creatively and critically!