My Philosophy As an educator, I believe that creating the best atmosphere for acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to provide opportunities for education is the least we can do to ensure the successful futures of our children and of ourselves. We are to be held responsible as adults, parents, and teachers to give each child the necessary tools to succeed and build upon as they continue to grow and examine the world around them. Cultivating the mastery of language arts into a child from an early age as a source of self expression and confidence is of the utmost importance as it remains a crucial component of success. I believe that children learn best through a combination of maturation and student-centered learning. Upon arrival to the secondary stage of education, without a solid combination of a child being able and ready to comprehend things being presented to them to learn, the objective will not be processed properly and absorbed. A child cannot effectively learn without being presented the lessons in such a manner that best utilizes their learning style. Mustafa, Chiew, & Rinong (2009) at University of Malaysia Sarawak quote J.M. Reid, “Diversity in teaching and learning styles… have pointed out students learn better when instructional strategies match their preferred learning styles (p.122).” It’s through this delicate balance that the child will grasp concepts, make connections, and apply those things in the future. Through student-centered pedagogy, I can better identify the strengths of each child and capitalize on those. Students take an active role in their learning through various methods to include peer guided discussion groups, class initiated goals and team presentations. At the beginning my role would be to facilitate choices in readings and writing but really to encourage their own ideas and, as they become more confident within their discussion groups, help them less with preliminary topics and focus more on structuring their writing in complete statements and organization. While meeting TEKS and encouraging creative expression they will acquire the building blocks of language and grow confident in their ideas and the way they communicate them through writing. I want their…
Philosophy of Teaching
As a teacher it is very important to have a philosophy of teaching. One needs to think about what it important to them as a person and what they want their students to get out of being in their classroom. One should aim for their ideal learning situation, and then learn from each year’s teaching so they can improve each successive year. Since I am now coming close to completing my sixth year of teaching, I have had a chance to put my philosophy into practice. I try…
Statement of My Teaching Philosophy
I believe that, second to loving and sound parenting, teaching is the most important job in
the world. I chose to pursue certification in early childhood special education because I believe
in the importance of early intervention. Abraham Lincoln once said: “Teach the children so that
it will not be necessary to teach the adults.” I would like to add that we must save the children so
it will not be necessary to save the teenager. My teaching philosophy can be summarized…
Personal Statement of Philosophy of Teaching
I am many things. A woman, wife, mother, daughter, volunteer, nurse, and teacher are my primary roles. Each of these roles is fulfilling and co-exist to define how I live my life. My life is intertwined in the lives of many others. Each has an effect on me as I also affect their lives.
Nursing is a discipline of knowledge acquired both through formal education and through life experiences. The sum of these parts continues to alter and refine…
about how children learn?
• How will your beliefs affect your teaching?
o instructional strategies
o curriculum design
• How do you balance the needs of the individual learner with the needs of the classroom community?
• What are your goals for students?
Where You Teach
• How will you bring a global awareness into your classroom?
• What will be your relationship with the community, parents, teaching colleagues, administration?…
In this essay I will examine my philosophy of education, that is, my own personal beliefs about education, and the sources in which I have drawn these ideas from. I will then use this to examine how that I will apply these to my future professional career. I will first start by referring to my teaching metaphor that I used to describe what a teacher symbolised to me. I chose to do an idea that I felt would be unique to myself, in order to highlight my own individuality, a value of which…
Except the other jobs, being a teacher needs different qualifications. There are many theories that explain how to be a good teacher. As a business student who may teach in the future, I would like to keep up with the times and try to be understanding to the students.
If we want to face to the truth, we need to accept that most of the students never enjoy the class. Unfortunately, counting the minutes might be more interesting than listening the teacher. At that time, we…
My Teaching Philosophy
Initially I believed that my philosophy of teaching would be the result of how I learned in school. Reflecting on my middle school years the majority of the instruction I received was through lecture. This included mathematics as well as science. I can recall coming to class and the teacher standing at the board writing notes on an overhead and we would copy these notes for the entire class period.…
step with the continuing and changing needs of my students. Compared to the regular classroom teaching, special education teachers are faced with a different kind of challenge. They need to adapt to speciﬁc and special needs of each students. Children who have some disability in terms of some physical challenge or limited reasoning powers and conceptual ability need special aids and demand speciﬁc-teaching skills for effective understanding. Because of this, special education teachers need to be emotionally…
what kind of support they have as well as their obstacles to learning. Finally, I utilize multiple forms of assessment that provides students with many opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and also provides me with a way to evaluate my own teaching.
Second, to reach this level of engagement in today’s classroom, I seek to involve the students as an essential component of the learning process. I do this by demonstrating the value of education, expecting and even at times demanding self-control…
Some texts are more likely to generate complex thoughts and writings than other texts.
One of the reasons why text generates complex thoughts and writings is because not everyone has the same interests. According to Graff’s article “Hidden Intellectualism” it focuses on how many students if given the chance would be able to enhance their abilities to learn by choosing subjects that interests them. It has been known that many students have problems with channeling their street smarts “into good…