This will help build a community within the classroom and help my students to learn better. I will also work on my non-verbal communication because that is a key point while working with ELs. Since they may not know the language, you have to rely on non-verbal communication to get the point across such as a pat on the shoulder or a thumbs up. Non-verbal communication will help me learn about my EL student or students. Another way this will affect my decisions I will make as a teacher is be there to help the children, learn from your coworkers because they are there to help you.
The hope for all teachers is to capture the minds of their children, as educators we must learn how our students learn, adapt to their skill set and channel our curriculum to their strength. Students from a different culture may learn differently than other students, and it is up to us as educators to discover this and learn with them. Some might argue that students should be the ones who adapt to school and should just learn what they are given. I would argue that students who come from a different background or different culture might have different behavioral or learning patters that I would need to acknowledge in order to teach them effectively. As teachers we must be willing to reach out and learn from our students rather than have them learn from us.
I believe teachers should serve as role models and be the center of a classroom. In order to maintain that students stay on task and are all on the same page, the teacher needs to serve as a guide and direct the students. I do not believe that students learn best in a textbook based setting, but that textbooks are important when referencing material. I believe all students learn differently and look for new ideas or ways to teach lessons and concepts, so that my students can learn as effectively as possible. I also believe that a teacher teaches much more than the subject.
Philosophy of Education As I begin my education for becoming a teacher, I am beginning to make decisions on things such as how I would like my teaching style to be, ways to deal with discipline problems, and how I would like my classroom to be set up. However, I cannot put my ideas into one philosophy. I feel that using many styles of teaching is better than just using one. Some students may learn better with one style of teaching while others may learn better with another. The teaching philosophies I can best relate to are realism, pragmatism, and idealism.
The purpose of education is to prepare a student for life and to discover themselves. As a teacher, I hope to help students not only learn what is required but I hope to make them want to discover more on their own. I want them to want to learn. As for the students, I only expect them to put forth their best efforts and try. Not everyone likes everything and I would not expect someone to.
I would like for my instruction and curriculum to be flexible with the different learning styles of my students, so they are all comfortable with the instruction and curriculum. I want my classroom to be a place where my students can develop and gain knowledge, so they will be better prepared for their future jobs or careers. I would also like for my classroom to be an environment in which my students can learn without interruptions and disruptive behavior. Assumptions about the nature of young people and learning My assumptions about the nature of yo... ... middle of paper ... ...ning, and I have dismissed them. One of my expectations will be that if the teacher is still talking after the bell rings, students must show respect to the teacher by remaining in their seats and listening to what she has to say .
Participating in school will help them learn these skills. Education isn’t just about going to college and mastering in a field, it’s about stretching your mind, learning to multi-task, and make tough decisions. When people what to pursue education, they have to be dedicated, disciplined, and focused. This process is a challenge when someone isn’t use to doing those things. It
Likewise, if a student is not interested in the subject being taught, he/she will be less likely to concentrate and learn. It is our job as educators to create interesting environments with stimulating approaches to learning. It has been my experience that the Behaviorism approach of positive reinforcement is a very effective method. If we, as teachers, provide positive reinforcement whenever students perform a desired behavior/task, they soon will learn to perform the behavior/task on their own. Children need to learn on their own in a relaxed environment and be given support when appropriate.
I believe each child is different, and I must adapt my teaching to the way the child best learns. I believe axiology is important in education. The goal of education should not be that the child passes a test, but whether or not he or she actually learns what is needed to be known, and can use that knowledge in their life. My purpose is to guide and help them learn the things they will need for their lives and to do that with a positive attitude. My classroom will be a place where children can feel secure and equal.
We have to make the work that the children do challenging yet not to simple. We must push our children to reach for that little extra step in their cognitive thinking. We must try to get them to succeed just a little past their limit, but not too fa... ... middle of paper ... ...make sure that we are influencing our students in a positive way. The things that we say and do are easily absorbed by little ears that we do not think here us. Guiding our students through educational work is one aspect of being a teacher, however, the other half is helping them to build their character and understand good morals and values.