According to Seyfarth (2008) “all of the actions of a human being originate from inner motivation” (p. 81). Therefore, teachers need to reflect on their beliefs about education in order to keep motivated and teach effectively. This paper will present my own personal practice theories and beliefs about the learner, the teacher, and the subject matter. As well as to analyzing the importance of the classroom climate, the parents, the school leadership team and the principles of learning.
A young boy stands on a beach surrounded by thousands of starfish stranded in the sand. The boy picks them up one at a time and tosses them back into the water. An older gentleman walks to his side and says, "Young man, you are wasting your time. There are too many. You cannot even HOPE to make a difference." The boy smiles at him, picks up another starfish and tosses it into the water, then says, "I made a difference to that one."
EPE 100 has not only taught me so much about becoming a teacher but a ton about myself. Prior to EPE 100, I felt as though I had a solid understanding of what it meant to be a physical education teacher. Do a quick warm up, Rally the students, put them into teams, explain the rules and let them go at it. Man oh man was I wrong. Throughout readings, assignments, and practice I now believe to have a much better understanding of what it means to be a physical education teacher. There has been three major ideas that have begun to influence my teaching philosophy; Teaching for physical literacy and skill development not just sports, embracing physical activity as a lifelong journey and challenging all students inside and outside of the classroom. These three concepts are very important to me as I begin my teaching career and are the three highlights in which I took out of EPE 100.
Through the classes I have taken at Wilmington University and my experiences in the classroom, I have developed a personal teaching philosophy that will be implemented into my future classrooms. I chose the teaching profession because I understand the challenges and responsibilities that come with teaching young minds. Children are our future and I am confident in my ability to help students reach their potential both inside and outside of the classroom.
2) I believe sharing support of ELLs and ensuring an inclusive approach relies greatly on the teachers themselves, specifically the classroom and ELL teacher. Fairbaim & Jones-Vo mention two things that I believe would work these are collaboratively planning lessons and co-teaching. By planning lessons together, both teachers are on the same page, They each understand the respected needs of their students and able to work together to create ways in which lessons are excited to optimize student success. I also think having another person perceptive is beneficial as their teaching experiences may offer you some guidance. In terms of co-teaching, I think this directly benefits the students. We all have different ways of teaching and I think students
With having both Jesús Viciana’s paper “INNOVATIVE TEACHING UNITS APPLIED TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION – CHANGING THE CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT FOR AUTHENTIC OUTCOMES” and Jay Cameron’s paper “Teacher-Led Change in Secondary School Physical Education” go over ideas on how to change the physical education system in schools. It’s a great way to see the similarities in what people find most important changing physical education. Such as, importance of planning, teachers having knowledge plus a good background, and making it feel different. These changes show what’s important to help make sure the students get the best physical education without it feeling like such a burden.
Through my experiences working in the education field and the classes I have taken at Cal State LA, I have developed a personal teaching philosophy that will be implemented in my future classrooms. My experiences working with middle school and high schools students have led me to pursue a career in teaching. For three years, I worked as an Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) tutor at my former high school helping students with their homework and problems they face. AVID is a college preparation program designed to help high school students become motivated and prepared to enter a four-year university of their choice. I also was fortunate to work at the CSULA Reading and Writing clinic as a teaching facilitator during their Summer
This assignment is going to discuss why England has a National Curriculum for primary education and to what extent does the National Curriculum 2014 for English reflect current theories of teaching and learning. In the first part of this assignment I will consider: why England has a National Curriculum for primary education, the history that led to the production of the National Curriculum, why a new National Curriculum was introduced in 2014, and the advantages and disadvantages of having a National Curriculum. In the second part of this assignment, I will focus on the new curriculum framework for English, more specifically, the framework for reading and speaking and listening. I will explore the three main current theories of teaching and learning that the frameworks for reading/speaking and listening reflect: Behaviourism, Cognitive Constructivism and Social Constructivism. I will look closely at the principles of the three theories, analyse their impact in the class room and evaluate their overall importance on teaching and learning. Overall, this assignment will give an overview of the progression of the National Curriculum and the current theories of teaching and learning that are impacting classrooms today.
For many of us, sports are a daily part of our lives. In fact, for most people who are now involved in coaching, it may be either their first or second priority. For anyone who has chosen to undertake the task of coaching sports, that coach must have a clear and defined coaching philosophy. As was mentioned in the text and assignments for this week, if one does not have his or her philosophy defined, it will make his or her job and goals of teaching and coaching that much more difficult to obtain.
When I think about teaching I think about my coaching philosophy, which has developed from 15 years of experience. A coach has tremendous influence on the physical and psychological development of their athletes – young and old. The primary responsibility of the coach is to enable their athlete to attain levels of performance not otherwise achievable: therefore, coaches need to develop skills to motivate athletes and establish the right conditions for learning. Being an effective coach is more than understanding the technical knowledge of sport, but also knowing how to build trusting kinesthetic relationships.
Despite the breakdowns I would experience from not understanding what was being taught in class, I was able to improve my situation. Instead of suffering in silence with my confusion, I began asking my teacher more questions during class lectures. I would even come in at seven in the morning to discuss my problem about understanding the logic behind the math with my teacher. Not only did I speak with my teacher more, I also bought a study book for the class and began watching Chemistry videos from Bozeman and Khan Academy to teach myself any topics that were not clear to me during class.
Teaching and Learning consists of various different theories that educators may or may not feel applicable to their individual philosophy. There are bits and pieces of a variety of theories that many educators feel are important in the classroom. The purpose of this paper is to explain the personal learning theory and how it is applied in a classroom. After an educator takes the time to research and do further learning by reading a variety of written books, the educator may or maynot change things in the classroom or focus on a different topic that they had not previously focused on in the past.
My philosophy of teaching is deeply rooted in nurturing the potential each and every student in my classes. Providing a creative environment that allows self assessment, growth, group interaction and mentorship are at its very core. Having taught in Higher Education for many years, and as an instructor of Media Arts and Animation, and Game Design, I have had the amazing opportunity to work with some of the brightest and creative young professionals. Teaching has not only broadened my love of art and exploration, but my determination to help students that do not have the confidence to persevere through their education, yet have the passion to follow their dreams.
The learning experience should be that of a collective nature where students are able to indiscriminately relate to the information, re-teach the information and have a balanced incorporation of all the learning centers in society; including the home and the church. The goal of this incorporation is to create a balanced learning environment that facilitates holistic development in the young mind. As professionals entrusted with the shaping of young minds, teachers must facilitate learning and personal, spiritual, ethical and academic development. My philosophy for education is a multi-part philosophy that encapsulates the idea of holistic and inclusive learning. The philosophy caters for the overall shaping and development of the young mind and includes aspects of balanced training, incorporated teachings and it generally focuses on training students to become teachers.
My teaching philosophy is to create an environment that stimulates learning so that students gain the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to become proficient professionals. While teaching foundational knowledge is important, there are other essential skills and abilities that students must acquire in order to successfully transition from being a student to becoming a physical therapy professional. These skills and abilities include thinking critically as well as interacting and communicating effectively with patients and other health care practitioners. I emphasize to students that it is imperative to realize the impact of developing a therapeutic rapport with patients while providing quality, patient-centered care to optimize the healing process. Therefore, when deciding what to teach, I not only consider the content presented, but also how I can foster discussions with students so that they can apply information based on varying contextual factors. I also attempt to provide students a framework for how to achieve professional excellence, which I aim to model as I fulfill my roles and responsibilities as a teacher and provider of clinical instruction. This framework is rooted in five central tenets: