Section 1: Personal Classroom Philosophy My Classroom philosophy has been heavily influenced by a plethora of literature that I have analysed whilst undertaking my degree. However, I believe my practicum experience has helped me apply my knowledge in a classroom context. My personal classroom management philosophy maintains the notion that all students have equal opportunity to learn, and teachers ought to accommodate students of all backgrounds and abilities with the best possible education to ensure they achieve success in their learning. This is achieved through the utilization of stimulating, thought provoking learning environments that are holistic and considers the students’ intellectual, physical, emotional, psychological and social development. A combination of teaching, child development and motivational theories are imbedded in this personal philosophy, by having sound knowledge of varied theories, and drawing upon each unique perspective, teachers are able to apply a dynamic approach that considers the student as a whole. This personal philosophy recognised that student’s physical abilities and maturation levels pose limitations on what students can achieve. However, teachers that have understanding in student’s biological dispositions are able to use children’s ‘natural inclinations’ to generate stimulating lessons, and can make informed choices on their lessons and teaching instruction. (McDevitt & Ormrod, 2010) Jean Piaget’s Cognitive-Development Theory [CDT]
My classroom philosophy in education is to create a positive and safe classroom environment that takes into consideration the emotional and social needs of my students and nurtures their connectedness to school through a shared disciplined culture grounded on respect and responsibility. I believe that an ideal environment is paramount to the success of learning and such an enabling environment will ensure that students learn from every lesson so as to succeed. By working with students at an individual level, I will be in a position to understand their social and emotional needs and tailor make strategies to care for them and help them meet their expectations. The approach will be grounded on discipline which
For me, the decision to become a teacher is more of a way of life than a career. I have always loved school, practicing at being school marm from a young age, and voraciously devouring every shred of education offered me in my career as a student. If it were possible, I would be a student for the rest of my life. And then I still would not have learned enough. As a teacher, I hope to instill this appetite for knowledge in secondary students. They are, after all, the future leaders of the world, and what better place to expand the minds of the generations to come than here in Appalachia where education programs, especially the sciences, which I plan to teach, are poorly funded and children’s dreams
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” (Angelou, 2009) This is a truth that I have witnessed firsthand. As a child, at the tender age of seven years, I was blessed with an educator, Mrs. Cager, whose commitment to her students was so profound until I have never forgotten her. She made me feel like I was the most important person in her classroom. Her encouraging words instilled a level of confidence within me that I still cling to and apply more than 40 years later. Her commitment is directly responsible for my personal philosophy of education also being commitment.
Education entails individual human development in the cognitive, emotional, creative and social areas. All children are entitled to a free education regardless of race, cultural background or handicaps. For education to be an effective part of the students life, the student and teacher must be actively and enthusiastically involved in learning. A teacher needs to be well prepared and organized. They need to know the perspective goals for each student and ways to achieve these goals. Teachers need to work with students to help them grow and develop ways to use their knowledge.
Education is defined as the lifelong process of acquiring knowledge, skills, and values through either formal means, such as schooling, or informal means, such as firsthand experiences or vicarious experiences gained through reading books or discussions. Every person that is or wants to be a teacher has his or her own educational philosophy. We all have our own views, methods, and curriculum that we were taught when growing up. A lot of people may have the same teachers in school, but all of them learn different things from that teacher.
Working with young children, helping them grow and learn, has always been my biggest passion in life. My philosophy of education has the main focus of knowing that each child that comes into my classroom is unique and deserves a safe and stimulating environment to learn and grow to their full potential. It is essential to create an environment that allows each student to grow physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. In order to create this environment, the most important role I have is to make them feel safe, and to learn about them in all the aspects I mentioned above and really understand all the learning styles within the class. When my students feel comfortable and safe in my classroom they will be able to take risks and share their
As a teacher, I believe one of the most critical components for facilitating student’s learning journey throughout their schooling years is to have a strong knowledge and understanding of classroom management theories and strategies. I will be describing my awareness and understanding of what my philosophy is at this current point in time. I want to recognise that an effective teacher will develop this view over time and it will be ever changing depending on the situation that arise. To be an effective teacher requires patients, a nurturing nature, understanding, consistency and also to have fun while learning. My personal classroom management philosophy involves creating a positive co-operative learning
I believe that teaching is one of the most important professions in the world today. From the very beginning, until present time, teaching has been around. The book of Genesis speaks of God walking and talking with Adam in The Garden of Eden, God was teaching Adam. I will be proud to, one day, be a part of this great calling.
Ever since I was a little girl, I knew that in my future I wanted to become a teacher. I always looked up to my teachers, especially the ones I had in elementary school. I even played 'school' with my friends and pretended I had my own classroom. I loved being in charge. During a summer, I was given the opportunity to work as an Energy Express mentor and work with a group of eight children. This was one of the most wonderful experiences I have ever been through. I was a mentor to help guide the children, and by the end of the summer I felt as if I had really accomplished something. I am planning to pursue a career in elementary education. I love children, and just knowing that as a
I believe that education extends far beyond the classroom walls, and involves many more people than students and teachers. People should be learning wherever they go, and should continue learning long after they’ve graduated from high school or college. Education isn’t something that can be quantified with tests or report cards, but is instead something that people carry with them. It’s a survival pack for life, and some people are better equipped in certain areas than in others. People with a solid education are prepared for nearly anything, as they will be able to provide for their own physical, emotional, and aesthetic needs.
Education is the process of learning that can take place anywhere and at any time. I believe that creativity and activity as well as books and lessons are essential to the learning process. As a teacher, I hope to instill in the children a sense of knowledge and self-worth that will remain with them throughout their lives.
In the field of education there could arise many philosophical ideas of each individual teacher. Many of the past philosophies have been and still are used in today’s education programs, such as the Socratic method. My philosophy will also contain some of the many philosophies of the past and possibly the future. I will state the nature of students, the nature of knowledge, the purpose of public education, method, and curriculum according to my own philosophies, which also may be based the philosophical ideas of previous individuals.