Personal Philosophy of Education
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
I believe the purpose of education is to prepare our future generation to be able to act as law abiding citizens and to move forward with in life while reaching goals as they progress to their grade level. It is my responsibility as an educator to teach my students concepts of what is on the curriculum, as well as the hidden curriculum. In my classroom, I will also work with parents and my co-workers, prepare lessons, grade papers, identify student’s strengths and weaknesses, along with my own, manage the classroom, provide support, ideas, encouragement and wisdom.
As do I, students also have a role in my classroom. This includes arriving to class on time with a positive attitude with all of their required materials, complete assignments, ask questions, respect classroom rules and most importantly, set goals that challenge themselves. I will be prepared for a wide diversity of children in my classroom. I am aware that it is possible for my students to have a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, languages, religions, sexual orientations, learning styles or require a learning, mental or physical disability. First, I will teach my students that everyone is to be treated equally, despite our differences. I will try to make an understanding for any difference a student may have by getting to know them and their background. I will do this by working one on one with a student and incorporating a student’s beliefs and cultures into my classroom. I want my students to achieve many things in my classroom. My main goal is for my students to demonstrate an understanding of the curriculum I teach and use it outside of the classroom. I also hope that my students will set their own goals, assess their learning progress, explore their creativity, communicate effectively with others, show respect towards myself, other classmates and...
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