My Philosophy Statement: My Personal Philosophy Of Education

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I believe that when I become a teacher it will be my responsibility for educating children inside and outside of the classroom. I will be playing a vital role in children development and also laying the academic foundation for children’s life. I just want to make a difference in each child’s life that I will teach. I am well aware that the early years of development are the most impressionable years of who a child will become. Children are our future! Oakes and Lipton (2003) stated that Horace Mann, “intended common schools to teach the knowledge and habits, as well as the basics literacy, that the citizens needed to function in a democracy” (pg.5). I believe the purpose of education is to educate every student and give them equal opportunities…show more content…
Stripling (2008) states that John Dewey’s ideas of leaning is, “through experience that learners draw meaning by connecting on experience to another and to the future and organizing the ideas that emerge from the experiences” (pg.51). I believe that children learn best in an environment that promotes learning. A learning environment that promotes learning includes where students are active participants as individuals and as members of collaborative groups, student work is valued, appreciated and used as a learning tool, and students have cooperative and self –directed learning. Growing up in school, my teachers encouraged participation from all their students and they helped us learn about valuing others and their opinions. We did not do any collaborative groups, but working at a school all the teachers have implemented collaborative groups in their lesson plans. I believe that students learn best in an environment that promotes learning. Students should not feel stressed when coming to school, they should be able to express their thoughts. One idea that I will understand as a teacher is that children learn in different ways such as some may be visual, auditory, kinesthetic, or tactile…show more content…
Hackman (2005) state that “fifth element for effective teaching for social justice involves understanding group dynamics of the classroom and the socially constructed identities of the teacher and students” (pg.108). I want to be a teacher who has a growth mindset that creates learning experiences that reinforces the principal that determination rather than background is the greatest factor of accomplishment. As a teacher I need to work to understand student’s culture, interests, wishes, and viewpoints. Teachers should always select instructional strategies and attitudes, to what they know of their students and have purposeful instructional planning that aims at ensuring high level success for each
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