My Personal Philosophy of Education
One’s philosophy might contain views and values of education, methods of teaching, the purpose of a good education and why one uses certain curriculum. I feel that these four aspects are most important to me in my personal philosophy and will be in my classroom one day.
I believe that the overall purpose of education is not only to teach students certain skills, but also to teach them to be their own person and individual thinkers. As a teacher one has to fulfill the role of educating and go beyond the teaching aspect, you have to be a role model, a fill in mommy, and a friend. As you are filling these different roles in your classroom, you also have to maintain control. I believe that education is important because as a society we need to learn and grow from what we know. Education is there to teach us about the past and prepare us for the future, which is why education is a leading and important part of our lives.
As a Health and Physical education teacher, I plan to be a role model for every student that I teach. Not only do I want to be a role model for my students but also I want to be an inspiration. I want to inspire my students to do their best and reach for the top. I hope to touch the lives of the children that I meet, as well and help them progress. My first goal will be not only to teach my students the different aspects of physical education, but also to help them use these skills out side of the classroom. I hope to show students that there is more to what they are learning, by showing how to use the skills. I believe that students not only need someone to teach them, they also need someone to guide them in a positive direction. As a teacher I hope that I can not only guide them, but also help them when they need help. I want my children to wake up in the morning ready to come to my classroom, wondering what adventure I will take them on that day. I want to see my students grow as a whole, as well as individuals.
As a teacher, I hope to see through each of my students that I have left them a piece of knowledge that they take with them through their educational journey. I hope to accomplish this by my methods of teaching. I believe that a teacher has to try the different methods of teaching and use the one that works best for certain classes. Since many students’ abilities differ, the teacher has to adapt many types of teaching methods in order to work with all students equally. My observation has proved this to be true. The students in my classroom are at different educational levels, which requires the teacher to use different methods.
In my classroom, I will examine all types of methods of teaching. In order to teach my students a well-rounded lesson, I will use visual methods, audio methods, and kinesthetic methods. I feel that these methods need to be used because some students learn by seeing,...