Personal Philosophy of Education and Learning My philosophy on education and learning is simple; to teach my future students to the best of my ability to achieve academic success. As well as getting to know my students well. Getting to know a little of their background can help make a difference in our teaching career. As a teacher, we care for our student’s educational needs and to achieve a full potential in their learning ability. I believe that education is an individual, unique experience for every student who enters a classroom.
Teaching Philosophy The most important impact I want to have on students is that they remember me as a teacher who cares about their education. I want to leave an impact on each child’s life. My motivation to teach comes from a desire to help others and see student’s excitements as they learn new concepts. I believe teaching is my way to make a positive difference for each of my students. My approach to teaching is based on the belief that my purpose at any school is to serve the students.
Going into the teaching profession was very natural for me. I want to make an impact on students lives and outlooks, and for me, there is no better way to do that than to become a teacher. As a future Special Education teacher, I truly believe that every student, no matter their ability, is capable of successfully learning, you just have to find a way to teach them. I work to get to know each of my students, as an individual and make them feel comfortable in my classroom. It is so important for me to find the way my students learn best and utilize their learning style in my classroom.
Teaching is more than instructing or giving information to students. It is about empowering students, inspiring them to grow intellectually, giving them courage to be creative, expanding their curiosity and providing opportunities. As a teacher I will always be learning just as my students. I will listen to them and grow from experiences with them. Learning in a multifaceted process that is different with every individual.
According to our textbook Student Teaching, “Self -knowledge should precede trying to impart knowledge to others.” All of my beliefs and values help to shape who I am and what my educational philosophy consists of. Since I value learning I believe teaching is an important job. I am constantly learning myself therefore I am modeling the importance of education to my students. I value imagination and exploration. Therefore I provide many hands on activities that allow the children to explore and to use their imagination In summary, one of my hopes and goals as an educator is foster a love of learning in all of my students.
Personally, I believe that good teachers are made from the following: knowledge of skills of all aspects of learning and child development, patience, and a desire to see a change in the way the world views education. Not only that, but a teacher must know how to arouse the students’ cognitive, social/emotional, and physical mind’s needs. Lastly, a teacher must be dedicated to his/her job, and know that whatever the outcome, at the end of the school year, they’ve done their best to relay their knowledge onto the children. It takes a lot to be a teacher, and it is hard, but I believe those who are called to it, can be extraordinary and exemplary individuals that can change a child’s life. While some would dare to differ, I believe young children are the most difficult to teach.
Education is our source of learning and philosophy is how we choose to apply it in our daily lives. Take the time to reflect on the interviews. Each teacher and principal gave their opinions based on their view of life and let me add, their belief system. All the answe... ... middle of paper ... ...ally in order to understand better and more so that during the next plateau of learning the mind is developed to hold more and apply more”. (T.Alandou, Education Philosophy and Rationale, GCU EDU-215 Week 3 Paper, 4/3.2011) In Closing, my mission is to become an extraordinary teacher in preparing students for life through and beyond school using their skills and abilities to make it their own.
I believe a classroom should be a sanctuary of learning in which the students know from the beginning what is expected of them and the teacher should discuss what is expected of her as a teacher. There needs to be an understanding amongst all involved with the children education. This understanding can lead to a fun filled adventurous classroom that encourages students to strive for the best. I believe when students and teachers are able to learn from each other, the learning environment can be successful. A successful classroom involves having an effective educator who believes they can make a difference in their students’ lives by believing in themselves as productive teachers.
I want to give them the social skills and communication skills they need in order to be a competitive force. I want to help them grow and reach their full potential. I want them to enjoy school and have fond memories of their early education years. My goal as a teacher is to one day be able to look back and say that I was once one of those teachers who made a difference in someone’s life. I want to be a teacher who not only prepares students for life, but one who, through education, gives a child “life itself.”
More importantly, will my personal philosophy elevate me to become an inspiring and encouraging teacher? And most importantly, what exactly is my philosophy on education? In a general sense, I simply hope to look at each child I teach as an individual and to make the best situation for each child. I will achieve this goal by developing my own views on the nature of students, the nature of knowledge, the purpose of public education, teaching met... ... middle of paper ... ... relative to that time period. No two educators are the same, and no two students are the same.