My Philosophy Of Teaching Philosophy

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Teaching Philosophy
When I think about my teaching philosophy, I think of a quote by Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer and philosopher. Kazantzakis states, “True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.” In my classroom, I will provide an environment that shows I am a “true teacher.”
Philosophy of Discipline
I believe that children learn best and will have less discipline problems when the teacher provides a classroom where the children feel safe and comfortable, so I will take the time to develop and maintain a classroom where every child feels welcomed and secure. These will start on the first day of school by letting the children know it is our classroom and not just my classroom. I will start each class with a smile on my face and we agree as a team that when you walk through the door of the classroom we will leave our worries outside. My classroom will be a caring community where everyone works together to support each other’s growth and learning.
Educational Philosophy
I also believe that children learn best when that see the big picture of why they are learning what they are learning. In my classroom I will make sure that I plan activities and lessons that are authentic and meaningful. I will take the time to make sure that children know why learning a skill and why that skill is important in the real world.
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