My name is Coach Sweed and I will be teaching Psychology and Government at New Tech this year, as well as coaching JV Volleyball, JV Basketball, and Track.
I recently graduated from the St. John's University in New York in 2016 and then the University of Texas at Austin with my Masters in 2018. I have been coaching basketball since 2012, and have loved every minute of it. In the last few years, my free time has consisted of coaching, eating and watching movies which are all on my list of hobbies as well. I look forward to this school year and can't wait to get to know all of the students and their families!
As a first year teacher, I am sure my teaching philosophy will grown as I engage students and learn what they need from me and how I can change to better impact them. As of now these are my beliefs:
My philosophy revolves around the concept of ACCOUNTABILITY. I believe that students should be accountable in several ways. They should be accountable for:
- Themselves: As students in being on time for class, turning in assignments and projects on time, having the appropriate behavior in and out of the classroom, being respectful, etc.
- Classroom: Students should take pride in their classroom during their period. They should be mindful of their surroundings and be sure to always leave the space better then they found it. Making sure their desk stay clean and trash is thrown away properly will be up to the students in order to have a happy work space.
- Teacher: Students will be expected to keep me accountable as much as I am to keep them accountable. Students should be able to advocate for themselves when it comes to their needs or issues in the class or any matter concerning themselves. I, like everyone else, make plenty of mistakes and it is up to the students to double check my feedback and grades incase of error.