The first hurdle many new teachers have to overcome is the ability to maintain control of the classroom they are teaching. As I begin to develop my own management philosophy, I turn towards management theorists to develop a plan that models an effective management style while also reflecting my own personality. Rooted in my fundamental beliefs about students, that all students can learn, a classroom is a community, and mutual student/teacher respect is invaluable, I have begun to develop a unique classroom management philosophy. My philosophy reflects the theorists Rosemary and Harry Wong, William Glasser, Alfie Kohn, and Fred Jones. As I start my career as an educator I will turn to the studies of these theorists to continue to craft a personal management plan.
In conclusion, teachers are the basis for all learning, and each one, if properly applied, has a beautiful gift. The gift given to teachers to bestow on their students is something that other people are not able to understand. I personally believe that I am called to teach, love, and nurture children, helping them to understand and retain the necessary knowledge of life. Teaching, for me is a life-long dedication to school, and improving the children that sit within the classrooms. I will dedicate my life-long learning to educating and bettering the lives of students.
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. I feel if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else can make a difference. One’s success is ultimately based on their own self-drive. The student’s responsibilities include completing their homework and classwork, listening to the teacher, engaging in classroom activities and staying focused in class. Throughout the school year, I would like to see my students, grow in all aspects to become an improved student.
Motivation is what drives us to do the things that we do. It is something that needs to be cultivated in the classroom from the beginning of the year. The teacher needs to understand how each individual child is motivated and what peaks their interest. I will praise the students and make them feel good about themselves. I want each student to know that I care about them and want to do all I can to help them learn and grow.
According to Becoming a Teacher, “Educational philosophy consists of what you believe about education- the set of principles that guides your professional action.” A teacher’s educational philosophy includes teacher’s beliefs about students, about teaching and learning, and about knowledge in general. It is important for teachers to reflect continually on what they believe and why they believe it. By reflecting continually it can help us to improve our practice. Below is a synopsis of my developing educational philosophy. My educational philosophy about students comes from the perspective that each child is unique and childhood is a valuable stage of development.
Teachers either have a negative or positive affect on student’s behavior. Out of behavior comes respect. You want to be that positive role model that a student needs to have success in life. The first years are very important to children because this is where they learn the base of educational life. Teachers must h... ... middle of paper ... ...ow to read and write their name you are instilling something in them that will give the confidence.
The students need to trust the teacher and the environment of the classroom. I would introduce me, before the school starts, to let them feel comfortable with me. Autonomy plays a big important role in children, for the reason that they would feel proud if they can do most of it by their own. To encourage the autonomy, I will let the children to try everything until they can do it by themselves.
In the educational field, C.M. Charles describes it as a “Teacher’s efforts to maintain classroom decorum and secure students cooperation in learning and exercising self-control.” (Charles, 2011,p. 6) Classroom m... ... middle of paper ... ...I have subbed in. I would hope that the years of coaching students and the discipline that I have taught for sports will carry over into my own classroom.
http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ937173.pdf Ludhra, Geeta, & Jones Deborah (2008) Conveying the “right” kind of message: Planning for the first language and culture within the primary classroom. English Teaching: Practice and Critique Volume 7 (Number 2) pp. 56-70. http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ832208.pdf
I have had a number of experiences in the classroom over the years. Throughout each of these experiences, I have observed the teachers in the classrooms and the way they have taught their students. These observations have taught me that it is the job of the teacher to service the student and provide for them the means to learn and advocate for themselves. My teaching philosophy is that all students have the potential, capability, and right to a quality education, and that it is the job of the teacher to ensure that the student receives that education. Not only that, but it is also the job of the school and faculty to work together in order to create a safe environment where said education can best be received by the students.