Teaching Philosophy Statement Essay

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Teaching Philosophy Statement

Knowing that you have had an impact on someone and ending the day feeling like you changed just one life could be the best job in the world. To me those feelings and thoughts can only come from one profession-teaching. I have a family full of teachers and it is exciting to see them come home and have that satisfaction of influencing someone’s life. I want to be apart of that feeling and emotion.

I have chosen the route to be a Special Education teacher; I feel that this is going to be the best way to have that feeling and emotion of inspiring someone else’s life each and everyday. I want to work with children with Learning Disabilities (LD), Behavior Disorders (BD), and my
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That is very important in the classroom, I want them to look up to me for not only teaching but for assistance, I want my students to feel comfortable with asking questions. I will be there to give them feedback on whatever they are doing. Lastly is Cooperative Learning. This deals with students working on activities in small groups and being rewarded on their group performance. I like this form of structure in the classroom because some students work better in groups and they feel more comfortable with working with others and it also gives the ones who do not work well with the opportunity for them to be better at that.

Along with that there are also certain philosophies that I will use to guide me through teaching, and the ones that I will be the most successful. They are progressivism, and behaviorism-positive reinforcement. Progressivism deals with making education more relevant to the needs and interests of the student’s. The teacher centers the curriculum on the experiences, interests, and abilities of each student. By this, the teacher pushes for the student to be at a higher level of knowledge; because one important aspect I learned is that Progressivism in the classroom students are able to solve problems similar to those outside of the classroom. To me that is very important for the students to take what they learned and take it to another level, even outside the
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