I have an eclectic philosophy of education that I derived from a wide range of pre-existing philosophies. I identify most with the philosophies of essentialism and perennialism. In my opinion, students should have a strong foundation in the core curriculum areas of English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. After all, house built on a weak foundation will not stand. I also prefer the perennialist’s approach of studying the classics like Homer, Shakespeare, Milton etc. Everything in the present is a product of the past, for this reason I feel like the great works of the past still have relevance today.
I first realized that I had a desire to become a teacher when I moved to North …show more content…
Thus, eliminating the problem of students goofing off in the back of the room. Furthermore, this seating arrangement benefits those students that are in the back of the class that often having difficulty hearing or seeing what’s going on. It is more convenient for students to make the transition from individual work to group work because they’re already in groups. In regards to individual work or testing where cheating may be a concern, I will have the students put up two folders as blinders. The students will stand two folders up at ninety-degree angles so that it makes a little cubicle around them. As for bulletin, I plan to let the students be involved in the bulletin boards so they feel they have ownership in the class. In other words, since they don’t have control over how the class is run I will give them a reasonable amount of control over the bulletin boards. That way the kids have a chance to express themselves as creative individuals. I look at this as almost an existentialist approach to bulletin boards. I plan to keep a very organized and structured classroom. I will keep the computers in an appropriate location, possibly against an unused wall. I will keep my supplemental materials put up in a closet or cabinet. At the beginning of each year I will seat the class alphabetically. This is a good idea because it would reduce the number of social cliques. By allowing the students to choose their own groups, it would cause cliques to form and
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I suppose at first glance my classroom will not look a whole lot different than most other classrooms, but I hope it will be very different. As for seating the students I’m not a big proponent of alphabetically seating, or the standard rows of an authoritarian classroom. I plan to have a seating arrangement that will be more of a group setting. Maybe have three or four rows on each side of the room facing the center of the room or something of that nature. I will let them pick their own seats for the most part, but if I see
My beliefs and values about early childhood education is based upon understanding that all children are unique individuals who need a caring, nurturing, and secure environment in which to grow and develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically. Children under the age of three are in critical stages of development, it is my belief that a quality child care environment will have a positive impact on a child’s development and make a significant difference in the life of a child and his or her family. My philosophy of early childhood education and the elements I believe are necessary in developing a developmentally appropriate child care environment is rooted in my views and beliefs about experimentalism, progressivism,
Every person has his or her idea of what education should be. One wants to be educated or go to universities so he or she could have a higher degree. Some other person wants to get education just to fulfill one's self. Many people get college education thinking that they can make more money. Education is not about money; it is a lifetime process that enables one to satisfy one's inner self. It makes a person feel good for who they are inside.
incorporate into my curriculum are those of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who believed that everyone posses in the depth of our being certain feelings and passions, and when these feelings are first shielded from polluted influences in our culture, and then liberated and allowed to control our conduct, may we posses true understanding and virtue. I also like those of Progressivism which is respect for individuality, relevant to the needs and interests of students. Along with these two theories I think educators need to include some perennialism which is a general, liberal, humanistic approach because we all need the basics and then build upon those to discover who we are and what we want to gain from education and life. I believe we have come to a point in our society where we have lost track of traditional American virtues and what our country was founded on. My wish as an educator would to be able to bring back some of the back to basics approach into the public school system. For teachers to really be effective we should choose the
My philosophy as an educator entails many different ideas and techniques. I feel that certain basics must be taught and from there, students should be challenged to use these basics to develop their minds. I also feel that education should help a person become an individual who thinks for himself.
One of the most privileged professions in the world today is teaching. Teachers can influence the youth of a culture in a way no one else can. Teachers have the honorable responsibility of education. Students develop mentally, socially, and ethically within the realm of academic education. While in this critical stage of development, students are given the laboratory of the classroom to test themselves in ways that are more risky after graduation. Teachers play a crucial role in this laboratory. I believe that the most important way I can serve my students while fulfilling this role is to have positive expectations, to continually reflect on my teaching habits and performance, and to use literature as a way
Education is inevitable. It is all around us because we can learn from virtually anything. When you are cooking, dancing, talking or any other activity you have actually had to learn several things to be able to do them. In the educational perspective, I am a pragmatist and I tend to follow after Dewey's footsteps. The concept of Pragmatism is one that developed in the 20th century. My philosophy is based on the idea that learning should involve real-life situations. Learning becomes more concrete to a student when they apply it to real-life situations, as where learning things that do not connect to them has more of an abstract sense. Personally, I would have to agree with Dewey when he said, "I
In order for a society to function, individuals must be productive members of that society. This is accomplished through education. The philosophy of education is determined by society. As society changes so does the concept of education.
The word character can be defined as the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. Teaching, unlike any other profession, requires character, but I believe it goes deeper than that. When broken down there are key ingredients found as to what makes a good teacher. The phrase, “To be a good teacher”, has no clear meaning if we do not know what makes up an effective educator. Students sometimes need to be shown how to be successful not only in their work, but in their life. Think upon a cookbook for a moment. This item does not just supply a list of ingredients, for how are you to know what to do with them? Rather, it supplies the ingredients needed, along with the application and limitations of how to create something that, when made correctly, in genuinely good. The act of teaching is considerably similar to this idea. True that there is no book in the world that has an exact list of what educators need to do and how educators need to act in order to be effective. But there are books that list traits needed in order to be good, and how to apply these traits to yourself in order to help those around you. Writers John Dewey, William Bagley, Richard Mitchell, and Plato are all people who have tried to give us that list, in order to teach us how to, well, teach! But without a set of guidelines on how to apply these techniques, the academic world can be lost in the chaotic and ever changing era of today. As a prospective teacher, I
Education what is it? Is it only, how it is defined, as the imparting and acquiring of knowledge through teaching and learning? Is education only something you receive in a school. Education to me begins at birth; a journey that has begun, as you experience new things you learn and grow mentally and emotionally. By the time a child begins school they have learned a multitude of things which include a number of things like walking, speaking, listening this is just the beginning of their learning career. My beliefs are that all children can learn they have a right to be educated and be safe in the environment in which they learning in are, these things are a must.
My Philosophy on Education encompasses many areas but the result is an approach that I feel will educate every child in the best possible way. I am specializing in Early Childhood, because of this I feel that my philosophy is based on what is best for the child through the age of eight. My Philosophy is a mixture of the Progressivism approach and the Constructivists approach. These beliefs not only focus on one aspect of the classroom but rather on the classroom as a whole.
Being a teacher is something that I've thought about since the first grade. The desire to be a teacher is a different story. It is almost a powerful feeling knowing that I can change the lives of so many students. A child will
I spent some time looking back upon my time in elementary, junior high and high school and thinking about all of my favorite teachers, and what exactly made them such outstanding, inspiring educators. I came to several conclusions. A good teacher is one who can not only show a student how to add four and seven, but also help them see why it is important for them to know how to do so. A good teacher is one who can explain to a child the process of photosynthesis while at the same time instilling an appreciation for the beauty of a flower. A good teacher is one who can accept and cherish a hug from a child and conveniently overlook the muddy handprints left on her skirt. I feel that successful teaching is made of
My philosophy on education is that all students should receive the most uplifting educational experience. I want to change a student’s spirit towards all aspects of their school and curriculum. Creating a sense of pride in themselves and where they attend school is a crucial element in their interest in education. A student should be allowed to form their own opinions, instead of conforming to the ideas of their teacher. This will be accomplished by allowing the students to take charge of their learning so that it will hold some significance to them. I feel it is my responsibility to help shape the students’ character, as well as their minds. An educator should model the behaviors that are expected from their students. An educator