Self Reflection

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I believe children grow and learn through their personal experiences and through environmental interactions, their personality is shaped. My personal goal is to challenge students and watch them grow and achieve the most with their capabilities. I believe every child is unique and develop differently, they have varying personalities, they possess different strengths, therefore, require different types of support to meet their individual needs. As the work of Maria Montessori demonstrates the importance of individuality and independence in learning, “Only through freedom and environmental experience is it practically possible for human development to occur" (Montessori, 1949). I want to take students at diverse levels and see them develop together…show more content…
As stated by Skinner as a Behaviorist, ''but the ideal of behaviorism is to eliminate coercion, to apply controls by changing the environment in such a way as to reinforce the kind of behavior that benefits everyone" (Sobel, 1990). Children don’t learn these behaviors automatically, yet they are an essential part of being a well-rounded adult. Starting early and reinforcing this behavior in and out of the classroom will yield positive benefits in the future. Through my personal experience, when I was a student, and when I was teaching in a country where education was commercialized, I have observed this behavior that slowly resulted in the decline of basic ethics and acceptance in overall society, if teachers are not going to model positive behavior in classroom, results will be…show more content…
It is important for me to see things through the students’ eyes as well, working hard to be fair, empathetic and encouraging. I trust in my efforts to maintain high expectations for each and every child by providing him the safe and encouraging environment – to challenge them to reach for their best general knowledge, their self-efficacy, and their ability to absorb and synthesize new information.
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