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Educational Philosophy

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Educational Philosophy

Today’s educators are setting the pace for their students’ tomorrow. Educators are expected of so much more today than they were twenty years ago. It is the teachers’ responsibility to provide their students with an education as well as a personal identity, and a sense of comfort. Every student that walks into a classroom contains a different set of needs that their teacher must meet. The educational aspect of teaching is a given, but the teacher must also aid their students in being individuals and appreciating who they are and where they come from. Teachers must also provide comfort and security for their students. The more comfortable that a student feels with their teacher, the more apt they will be to share issues they are struggling with in their lives. One of the reasons that I want to be an educator is because I want to fill every one of my students with confidence. I intend to pack the minds of my students with an endless supply of knowledge as well as encouragement in every aspect of their life. They will be taught to love themselves and appreciate their background. Another reason that I want to be an educator is because I truly love spending time with children. I was born the third of six children. I have experienced the role of being the baby sister and the big sister. I feel that I can relate with children very well because I spent so much time with my family. My final reason for wanting to be an educator is to explore different teaching style. I have been especially interested in creating a classroom for cooperative learning and Existentialism.

My classroom will be the perfect learning environment. I will paint the room in light pastels and place carpet on a section of the floor. The carpeted section of the room will contain couches and beanbags. This area will be used mainly for group discussion. I will fill the walls with inspirational quotes and artwork provided by the students. I will have tables in my room instead of desks. I encourage cooperative learning because I feel that group work improves problem-solving and reading skills. Students will be graded on their participation inside of the group as far as working together and assisting group members. When it is time for the class to be evaluated, I will ask the students to leave their groups and select a special place in the room where they can go and work independently.
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