Philosophy of Education
We are living in a moment of deep historical mutation in which traditional meanings are dissolving. This makes it necessary to re-think the certainties in which the Essentialist thinks. Bringing us back to the basics of life with core curriculum. My philosophy beliefs on education are based on Essentialism and Progressivism. Essentialism is grounded in a conservative philosophy that accepts the social, political, and economic structure of American society. While Progressivism has a respect for individuality, it is believed that people learn better through active interplay with others.
Learning is increased when we engage in activities that have meaning in our lives. I have learned through the years that young children seem to be more vulnerable to learning through music, rhyming and dancing. I feel that it gives them a better grasp on the information, than just reading about the issues at hand. However, students still need to learn the essentials of academics.
There are subsequently countless reasons to become an educator. Above all is to make a difference in at least one child’s life. Being an educator would allow me to go the extra mile so that I may shape, mold, and build character in the children. These are just a few of the reasons I would love to become an educator.
The classroom will be filled with all the necessary items to make it an all- around great place of learning. The room will be filled with pastel colors to help the children stay focused and calm. It will include a weather board, days of the week and a sign language alphabet book. There will also be wall borders such as a number line, an alphabet line, a color line and the helpers of the day. There will be computers in one corner of the room. The room will consist of a sink for hand washing, a water fountain for thirsty children, and lockers for personal items. Furthermore, there will be toys for the children to learn by way of playing and books on hand for the children to read. Round tables will be provided for the children so they may work as a group. All of this equipment will help with running the classroom smoothly.
The classroom will follow an authoritative structure. The teacher will primarily be responsible for making and enforcing rules. However, we will work together as a group to solve problems. The classroom will be organized in a way that will encourage learning but, discourage bad behavior. The...