Melissa L. Burton's Introduction
Melissa L. Burton
G.W. Carver Stem Learning Center
Bachelor of Science of Education Texas A & M University-Commerce
Master of Educational Technology and Library Science Texas A & M University-Commerce
Certifications: Generalist PK-4, 4-8, ESL PK-8, Library
5 years Duncanville ISD
10 years Lancaster ISD
I was born across the street from a teacher, and was in the classroom from the time I can remember, long before I started school. I played school on a daily basis and "taught" all my neighbors what I knew. In fact, one of my "early students/neighbors" graduated salutatorian of his class and I like to think I had something to do with it. I started off as a computer-science major, but my heart was not in it, and I eventually returned to do what I wanted to from the beginning. I have taught many different grades K-6th and love interacting with students.
I have developed a passion for teaching math since I have been teaching. Although I was a good student, I was never "fast" at math. I did everything the slow way and I always took forever to complete my assignments. In learning to teach math, and from experience in teaching I have learned ways to make math seem easier and I strive to teach these methods to all students I am in contact with.
My passion is not solely in math, but in teaching as a whole. Seeing the light bulb come on in them is almost as exciting as feeling the light bulb come on in myself as I learn something new from my students.
“There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.” (Charles F. Kettering)
“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.” (Chinese Proverb)