My Educational Philosophy
I can remember as a child being in the classroom scared to death! I remember being the little kid in the back that was scared to raise my hand, in fear of having the wrong answer. I can remember how my hands trembled when it was my turn to go to the board and work out a problem in front of the class, terrified that everyone would laugh at me.
These are feelings that I never want a child in my classroom to experience. I have a strong desire of becoming an early childhood special education teacher. I want to be the one that will teach a child that my be a slow learner or has special needs how to not be afraid and to learn, because learning is fun!
I want my classroom to be a comfortable and relaxed environment where children can be themselves and learn without even knowing that they are learning. In my classroom I will use many hands on activities to communicate and reach the goal that I want to reach with my students. I believe through being a “hands on” child myself, that that technique of learning is very effective, especially with the smaller children.
Like Arthur E. Bestro, I also fall under the category of essentialism; I feel that the basic subjects are very important. Reading, writing, math and of course government are needed for everyday life, without knowing the basics you will be lost and taken advantage of.
My classroom will be arranged in an authoritarian management,...