Six Elements Of A Personal Teaching Philosophy

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Kaela Anderson
Sandy Arnold-Sturgis
Intro to ECED
9-27-17
Reading and Reflection Assignment 2
Give an example and explain how you personally can become involved in a child advocacy activity within your own community.
Child advocacy refers to taking action on behalf of children, supporting families, and arguing for the cause of high-quality programs (pg 27). One example of a child advocate that was mentioned in the reading was Mother Teresa and also Princess Diana. I can personally become involved in a child advocacy activity in my community by contacting and volunteering at my local child advocacy center.
List and describe the prevailing views of children within two different historical eras.
During the dark ages children were viewed as “just
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It is important for early childhood educators to have a thorough understanding of the history early childhood education because it can help us understand why we do things the way we do. For example knowing about when people started teaching in kindergartens and why helps us fully understand why we have kindergartens. And that is so that children have a good and healthy environment to learn every day and school activities in. Having an understanding of our past helps us see just how far we have come in early childhood education and how far we may have to go still.
Identify the 6 elements of a personal teaching philosophy. Then, using the six elements, draft your own personal philosophy of teaching (Look at page 27 and identify the elements of a personal teaching philosophy and then write what you think is important about each of them).
The 6 elements of a personal teaching philosophy are pedagogy, developmental appropriateness, families and communities, child guidance, diversity and conclusion and assessment.
My Personal Teaching
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I will accept and work with diverse families by being willing to learn and accept others opinions and adjust to them.
Child Guidance: I will respond to challenging behavior by thinking about the situation and what I could do to respectfully solve it. When coming up with a strategy I would carefully consider the child or children involved personally and in a way that would benefit them.
Diversity and Inclusion: I will approach diversity by embracing and being open to learning about other people and their families. I would make sure everyone is included and make sure students are respectful and open to diversity. I will adapt instructions if needed to meet the needs of a class or an individual student. I would adapt a lesson for an individual student if that student is struggling or needs extra help to make sure everyone is learning effectively.
Assessment: I would take surveys of the class and use student work to come to conclusions about weather I need to adapt and a lesson plan or not. I would also ask students questions to see if they are understanding and learning effectively from the way that I am teaching

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