My Philosophy On The Philosophy Of Education

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In mathematics, as in life, everything must be brought to the simplest of terms. I base my teaching philosophy on the foundation that every student is capable of learning mathematics. I will strive, as a teacher, to ensure that my students are able to have a strong foundation of mathematical skills when they leave my classroom. Some students believe that they are not mathematically gifted; therefore, incapable of learning mathematics. I believe to the contrary, all students with motivation, sustained by the teacher, and confidence in his/her mathematical skills can be successful in the classroom.
Furthermore, when establishing my philosophy of education, I relate most to the beliefs and practices of the progressivist approach. One of the key scholars with regards to the progressivism philosophy of education is John Dewey. Dewey was an educator in the beginning of the 20th century who began to notice that the educational system of that time was not meeting the needs of the children nor of the society in which the children were living and growing up. Through this new educational philosophy Dewey sought to establish an educational system adjusted to the pace of the American societal development. In my classroom, students will further their prior knowledge by learning new content and building upon what they already know. This belief comes from the progressivism philosophy of education. Educational content should be connected to what the student already knows. The Kentucky
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