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Articulating Personal Philosophy and Understanding of Middle Level Education

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Essay Articulating Personal Philosophy and Understanding of Middle Level Education

As I begin to take my first tentative steps out in the real world of teaching, and no long just purely the theoretical, I find myself focusing more on what I can do for my students rather than just what I am going to be teaching. I think back to the time where I myself was a middle school level student, and find that what I thought I knew then about my teacher truly pales in comparison to the reality that I now face. Teaching is not just about what I know of my about my subject material (although that is important to any teacher,) but it also about making sure that by having a solid understanding of our students we as teachers, can provide for them the best education that is possible. Also, I believe that it is imperative that teachers be able to coordinate and cooperate with one another to make sure that all the needs of our students (both academically and developmentally) are being met.

The developmental changes

As I begin to focus on the students that I will be teaching, I cannot help but continue to reflect back to a time when I myself was one of them. I grew over a foot taller, packed on almost one hundred pounds and even had begun to shave, just to name a few of the changes that occurred during my time there. The young adolescents that enter into our schools each day are perhaps the most unique age group that we as teachers will ever face. Middle school level students undergo radical physical, mental, emotional and even social changes, and as teachers, we must be prepared to meet as many of these developmental needs of our students as possible. These challenges are something that middle school teacher need to face each day. This forces th...

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...as it relates to teaching in middle grades; philosophy is based on best practices regarding adolescent development.

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Perhaps the most common question I have been asked whenever I’ve been identified as a potential teacher is “Why?” The question, as well as the answer, has always been the epicenter of my thoughts as time has gone on. The answer is simple: I want to make a want to make a difference. If what I know is able to influence just one person positively and made them better, then I have done what I set out to do. The more people I can help by teaching them just middle level mathematics, the greater impact I’ve left, and to me that is worth every trial and tribulation that may come my way.

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that teaching is not just about what they know about their subject material, but also about providing for them the best education that is possible. teachers must coordinate and cooperate to ensure all the needs of their students are being met.
  • Analyzes how the teacher displays a comprehensive understanding of the historical and contemporary models of schooling young adolescents.
  • Explains that teacher articulates personal philosophy of education as it relates to teaching in middle grades; philosophy is based on best practices regarding adolescent development.
  • Opines that the most common question they have been asked whenever they've been identified as a potential teacher is "why?" the answer is simple: i want to make an impact.
  • Explains that middle school students undergo radical physical, mental, emotional, and social changes and must be prepared to meet the developmental needs of all students.
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