Statement of Philosophy and Goals As a child playing school with the neighborhood children, I had always dreamed of becoming a teacher. Since the first day of kindergarten, watching the teacher teach us how to do basic things like counting, writing, and reading is what interested me in teaching. Throughout my elementary and secondary education I became even more interested in the teaching field. I thought that being a teacher would be the best thing in the world because a teacher has an immense amount of knowledge. Now I am in college where I am currently studying to be a secondary mathematics teacher.
I remember becoming one of her class helpers because I always finished my work early. It made me enjoy coming to school each day. The strong connection I shared with my favorite teachers ultimately helped me build my view on the way I’d like to operate my classroom. My role as a teacher is not only to get my students prepared to transition to the next grade but to prepare them for their future endeavors. In addition, I would like to appear to my students as one of the individuals in their support system and serve as a role model for those in need of a positive figure in t... ... middle of paper ... ...tant to have self- confidence and self-motivation.
After teaching for a few years, I plan to pursue a graduate degree in special education while I am still teaching. Educating young people is something that is very important to the future of society. As an educator, I would like to make a difference in the lives of my students. Upon leaving my classroom, I hope that my students will become open-minded and strong of heart. I want them to know what kind of things that they enjoy and to think of learning as a wonderful and valuable experience.
This has to be wanted from the beginning, children must understand that it is theirs for the taking. I strongly feel that each child can learn whatever he... ... middle of paper ... ... chance to do things in the real world it will be easier for them to learn what we are teaching. I hope to one day be able to deliver all of these ideas and concepts to children in a classroom I call my own. I hope to graduate from college with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education with a minor in history. While teaching I intend on working through graduate schools earning a masters, and physical doctrine in special education.
So then the process began; I volunteered at the local elementary school and was a teacher's aid at the junior and high school. After viewing every level, I have made the decision that I want to teach the elementary students. Through the years that I will be teaching, I not only want to be their teacher, but I also want to be someone that they can look up to and come to and t...
Teaching is a dream I have had for several years now, motivated by the challenges and rewards of parenting, and by volunteering in my own children's classrooms. Becoming a teacher is a natural extension of being a parent, where the roles of both are training and guiding young lives in order to prepare them for the adult world. Choosing the path of the teacher will allow me to continue to experience one of the greatest joys in life - making a difference in the life of a child.
I believe that a teacher has a responsibility to support children and guide them to become a responsible, intelligent, and independent person to be successful in their future, and the Kentucky School Professional Code of Ethics includes that a teacher should “strive to uphold the responsibilities of education profession”. Children spend at least thirteen years from kindergarten to twelfth grade in the school system, and they will encounter many teachers. Some of the teachers they meet through those years will influence the children. It is my desire as an education major student to become an effective teacher and become a good influence to those children. One of my hopes as an education major student is for students to feel the love in my future classroom.
Through being a junior leader in 4-H, I have had the opportunity to work with many young children. Every year at 4-H camp, I come home with a new little brother or sister. When I first wanted to be a teacher, I didn’t really think about what kind of teacher I wanted to be. Through many years of deliberation, deep thought, and exploring my options, I have narrowed down my profession to elementary education. I think that by being an elementary education teacher I will be living a fulfilling and worthwhile life.
Student performance and achievement increases as they are able to understand the expectations for the specified task or project. This process also helps alleviate frustrations one may feel when unsure of the criteria for quality performance. Feedback also helps students identify strengths and weaknesses in various content arenas. Effective feedback from the teacher assists in student identification of the level of which they are performing as compared to the desired goal. One of the most beneficial aspects of feedback is the information the teacher acquires.
It also increases motivation for learning because it encourages responsibility, can improve cognitive and social skills, such as academic engagement, self-esteem, attitudes toward school, and strong kinship with peers. Some recommendations to use cooperative learning are: Include elements of positive interdependence and individual accountability: students are able to interact on a deep level. By using this strategy, students are responsible of their own learning, the learning of the members in their group, and the ability to demonstrate what they know, understand, and are able to do. Keep group size small: in order to have a more successful group work, groups’ size should be ... ... middle of paper ... ... telling them that everyone is responsible for his or her own learning. Give roles to each member of the group that will help accomplish the task.