My Teaching Philosophy : My Philosophy Of Education

1086 WordsDec 7, 20175 Pages
As I continue to progress through my teaching journey, I have had the opportunity to do a lot of self-evaluation and dig deeper into what makes a great teacher. Since then there has always been a quote that has stuck with me, stated by Seymour Simon, an award winning children’s science author. “I'm more interested in arousing enthusiasm in kids than in teaching the facts. The facts may change, but that enthusiasm for exploring the world will remain with them the rest of their lives.” I truly believe that as an educator it is more important to teach them how learning can change your life as compared to drilling facts that can possible change. The student’s love for learning will last a lifetime. With that being said, over the past years I…show more content…
I ended up finding out her sister committed suicide not too long ago and that impacted this student tremendously. This information helps me address my educational principles because now I can see the connection between her school and personal life. This student didn’t care about turning in homework because she had heavier things on her mind. It is important for us as teachers to get to know our student’s interest and personal life because this is a big correlation that will tie into their academics. Continuing, it is important for teachers to provide a foundation for lifelong learning. Meaning I don’t want students to come to class, learn a bunch of facts and leave not remembering anything the next day. Students should be excited to learning something new, not dreading school. There are so many discoveries out there in the world that allow us to gain so much knowledge, I want my students to appreciate that. To obtain that, I want my classroom to be a safe and welcoming environment that inspires them to enjoy learning. Thus, a student is truly going to learn if they find a deeper want and connection to it. This also ties into my first statement about getting to know your student’s interests. A great example of this is, as an English minor, I think it is important that everyone finds a book or genre they enjoy reading. During my field study in a 6th grade reading class room, I made it my priority to
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