Hello there and thank you for stopping by my page!
My name is Ashley Beaumont and I am an elementary school teacher in Hawaii. I absolutely love my job and I am so happy to be apart of our next generation learners! This website is designed to help parents navigate thier way around my classoom to help bridge the home-school connection gap as well as for fellow teachers to gain ideas for thier own classrooms.
My Teaching Philosphy
“Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be” – Rita Pierson
In my future classroom I will have 3 main goals that I will aim for and that I believe will help me define education and instill learning to all of my students: Classroom management, instructional strategies and the freedom of creativity.
“The best teachers show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see” -unknown
One of my goals is to use preventive and supportive behavior strategies more than corrective. I hope to achieve this by engaging lessons and clear expectations. Another goal I have for myself is to be objective to all the students. For example, if there is a need to correct student behavior, after the punishment and reflection has been fulfilled, I plan to give the student a fresh start and treat him/her as equally as other students.
“We are not just teachers. We are the managers of the world’s greatest resource: Children.” –Robert John Meehan
I want to take students at different levels and see them develop together for the betterment of each individual. Therefore, group work is the key to having a successful class and is something I value, especially with older students. The impact of group work, when students help fellow students, changes each person and transforms the atmosphere of the class as a whole. It brings unity and opportunity to learn from others.
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think”. –Albert Einstein
In my classroom, I want students to have freedom that allows for expression and creativity. Students should be able to experiment with likes and dislikes and to realize their strengths and weaknesses. After this has been established, the curriculum can be molded to tie in each student’s learning style and strategies of instruction can be catered to meet student’s needs.
“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” – Ignacio Estrada
I want to teach students in a way that has not only straightforward instruction, but that also gives students room to grow and expand on their own. At the beginning of the year, it is understandable for the teacher to lead class discussions, but towards the end of the year, students will pose their own questions and try to answer them independently. Classroom discussion can then take many different leads by the ideas and questions from the students. I feel it is beneficial for students to sometimes work for the answer rather than being told because it stretches their knowledge and teaches them how to find information in a variety of ways. I want to structure my teaching methods and my classroom as if I am an engineer of education. I can give them the necessary tools but the real learning will come when they get involved in the lesson.
“Great teachers engineer learning experiences that put students in the driver’s seat, and then get out of the way.” – Ben Johnson
As a future educator, it is important to fill in any gaps of learning my students present and help them reach their potential. My goal is to motivate and engage every student I encounter. I want to produce well educated, productive citizens of the community who are career and college ready. Teaching can be a difficult and big responsibility yet the outcome and the reward from educating our youth can be the most fulfilling thing one can do.
Life outside of the classroom
Aside from being a teacher, I am also a wife to Aaron for 10 years. Aaron is an active duty soldier in the United States Army, so we move often and call many places home. I am also a mother to Ryelan who is 9 and Emmery who is 6. I love my role as mother. They are great kids and truly inspire me to be the teacher I am. In my free time I enjoy being creative. DIYing is one my favorites. I also enjoy health and wellness. I am an avid runner and hope to soon be tackling my first half marathon. My favorite place, other than my classroom, is the beach. It is my happy place and so good for my soul.
3 Fun Facts about Mrs. B
1. I am a coffee addict
2. I wish Christmas could be all year
3. I am deathly afraid of moose