While my educational philosophy is evolving, as expected, consistent reflection allows me to hold myself to the highest standard and stay true to my beliefs about education.
My Educational Philosophy, now:
Many of the beliefs I had in my first year of Education have stuck with me, but now, they are more prominent and refined.
My first year Educational Philosophy:
• Every child has a desire to learn.
• Teachers essentially teach who they are.
• It takes parent(s)/guardian(s), community and teachers to raise a child.
• Teaching and learning can be fun.
• Teachers have huge impacts of students and must be aware of their actions and words.
• It is not fair to judge others.
• Teachers have a huge impact on their students and should be aware of their actions and words.
• Teachers should love their job and students.
• Teachers should encourage their students.
• Teachers should help to build their students' self esteem.
• Teachers have a responsibility to be good people and help out in their community and school.
• Teachers should never ignore part of the curriculum because it makes them uncomfortable or because they do not agree with it.
• Teachers should want to teach all students no matter their age, ethnicity, gender, class, language, religion, race, ability, intellect, experiences, culture. Teaching is not discriminatory.
• To benefit the students, teachers should participate in professional development opportunities to expand there knowledge.
• Schools should always practice inclusive education. This involves teachers, faculty, students and the community as a whole; inclusiveness is a group effort.
• Students do best when their teachers are supportive and believe they are capable.
• Teachers want their students to succeed.
• Teachers should always push their students.
• Technology can either help or hinder students' learning depending on how it is used.
• Teachers should encourage students to be open minded.
• The most difficult children will be the ones who need the most love.
• Classrooms should make students feel accepted, safe, connected, comfortable and welcomed.
• Teachers should encourage physical education in and outside the classroom.
• Technology does not make a teacher any better than a teacher who does not use technology; it is personal choice. Technology should add on to a teacher's good teaching skills.
• The students that show the least love, need the most love.
• Teachers should take the opportunity to learn from other teachers.
• A good teacher is a good person.
• Teachers need to be good listeners to their students through their body language, language, tone, etc. This will encourage students to want to open up to the teacher.
• Project based learning (PBL) can be a great way to encourage students to want to learn.