I not only want them to succeed in subjects but also grow as individuals. I plan to use the progressivism approach in my classroom because I believe that hands on education in a very effective way of learning. It helps students to get a first hand experience to see and feel what it is they are learning. I also think that working with groups in their classroom is very beneficial to students. By interacting with their peers they will learn how to share their ideas, accept others points of view and learn how to develop relationships , which is a very important part of life that will help them to succeed in their careers.
An important factor in teaching is to teach life skills as well as giving students the tools to survive in the real world. Teachers are like role models; at least we should look at ourselves in that way. Our job is to aid our students in becoming functional individuals in society and our experiences can be used as a guide. Taking an active part in my students learning is essential to me. Posing questions encourages students to think.
Statement of Philosophies of Teaching and Learning Teaching is about preparing an individual to survive in the world around them. In an educational institution, not only are you relaying information of a certain content area to a student as a teacher, but also you are showing this individual how to learn, listen, cooperate, and be responsible. Concepts that are foreign and unknown must be made familiar, from the ancient civilizations to working in groups with people unlike you. Preparing students with this kind of knowledge allows them to successfully undertake the demands of higher education or any career. Cooperation is especially essential to our ever-changing world where national and cultural boundaries are being crossed every day.
An effective teacher must be knowledgeable and able to find and use resources in planning lessons to meet the curriculum. I have come to understand the importance of planning. My classroom should be student centered where different learning styles are addressed through different type methods and lessons. I will accommodate and adjust my instruction for the diversity I find in my students. I have to be flexible enough and honest with myself if something isn’t working.
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.
I am interested in incorporating additional activities that will help students focus on cross-curricular objectives while in my class. I would also love to work one on one with different teachers who will help me gain experience and knowledge. My concerns include learning to adapt cross-curricular lesson plan development while adapting instruction to specific student needs. I am also concerned with adapting to their behavior in the modern times, the management required to keep students focused on the task at hand feels impossible sometimes. An administrator must believe that each individual in the school - staff or student - can achieve great things, and they expect no less.
Presentations, class discussions and other ways that students can prove that they are comprehending the presented knowledge is important and should be noted. I am quite passionate about my content area, teaching allows me to communicate and share that knowledge with my students. Social studies cover so many areas: history, political science and the social sciences. I find each of these areas to be quite fascinating as well as lessons and skills that the students learn in these classes that they will use in the rest of their lives. The challenge and reward that comes from understanding the cognitive level of adolescent students is what makes me prefer working on the secondary level.
Becoming a teacher is something that I have always wanted to do, so I know that I would put my all into it. I would make sure that I knew my content area very well. I also want to make sure the students know that they can come to me with any of their problems. I not only want to be a teacher, but a role model to my students. Knowing that a student trusts me would bring so much self-fulfillment.
Mathematic is one of the significant concepts in life that people dealt with in everyday living. In fact, most people did not recognize it. Teaching mathematic is not easy, in reality, most students hate math apart from other subjects. Most students say that it is very difficult and contains a lot of calculations and using of formulas. In fact, it is all about how to teach it and what teaching approach to use in order to attract the interest of the learners and how the approach can broaden and widen the learners learning abilities.
Goals of a Future Teacher In today's constantly changing world, our children and youth need to learn inquiry-based, problem solving skills to that they may become successful members of society and live productive lives. I think all students yearn to learn. We as future teachers need to motivate students with learning, exploring, investigating, discovering and inquiring. Together you will be learning and teaching. As teachers, you need to be very organized and creative.