Teaching Philosophy

A typical student goes to school to be taught several different subjects within a range of 180 days a year. If a teacher wants to have their students succeed, have the material remembered and used correctly, they must accomplish many goals.

An intentional teacher always thinks about the outcomes of the lesson they are teaching, has a clear purpose for the assignment, and is always flexible without losing the focus of the lesson. To become a successful teacher you must know each of your students personally. Each student comes from a different background and learns a different way. One student may learn visually, while another learns better through their auditory senses. In order to achieve the best for each of the students, the instructor has to be flexible in the way they teach.

From the time the bus arrives to when the ring bells when the day is over, a child spends most of their time interacting with teachers. Teachers must act like a parent, coach, advisor, counselor, and a friend to their students in the classroom. If a teacher shows that he does not care for the people around him, the student will pick up on this negative attitude. In return, the student might find it acceptable to bully others, not pay attention in class, or not complete the assignments given. If the teacher shows interest in the student’s accomplishments inside and outside the classroom, this behavior will create a friendly environment for all. The students will enjoy attending class, feel as if they are in a safe environment and that a teacher that cares about each individual is teaching them.

I believe that technology is a favorable strategy to help teach students. Throughout the years, technology has overcome the world’s people and we use it in everyday life. By the time young students grow up, technology will need to be mastered to accomplish everyday goals. Using a PowerPoint, an application, or Emaze in the classroom, will bring in differentiated learning.

Every child is unique and learns in a different way. It is the teacher’s responsibility to discover the teaching method of each individual student’s learning capabilities. If I was teaching a lesson on fractions using the scaffolding approach and a student could not grasp the concept being taught, I would use a different method. For example, I may use the cognitivist theory. By using this method, the child may learn from another student on how they received their answer.  If this individual still has trouble understanding the lesson, I will make time to see that the student masters the concept before we move on to the next lesson.

I plan to have all of my students succeed with excellence. I want all of my students to feel as if they can come to me with any problem they face. I will challenge my students to the best of their ability and always support them. I will aim for all of my students to have the biggest confidence by reinforcing them with their strengths. As they say, our differences do make us extraordinary.

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