My Teaching Philosophy
Education. What is Education? What does it mean to be an educator? Education is a field of study dealing with methods of teaching and learning. I feel that education goes far beyond the teaching aspect. It is my job as a teacher to make sure that every student has a better understanding and knowledge towards helping others. In doing this I plan on teaching them strict morals such as how to be respectful, considerate, and appreciative of themselves and others throughout their life. In this paper, I plan to describe to you my personal beliefs on being a successful teacher, my goals and aspirations, and my philosophies on how I plan to teach each of my students and help them feel more confident about learning and themselves.
Approximately two years ago I really started thinking about my life and where I was going with it. During that summer, I decided that my life wasn't up to me, but it was about what God wants for me. I went to a church camp that summer and decided that it was my turn to be the educator. Joshua 1:9 says, "Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest." I know that God is with me throughout all of my decisions. I also know that if I am doing his will for my life, he will grant me the wisdom and knowledge that I need to become the best educator possible. I believe that showing my students my Christian beliefs and morals, will help reflect upon their lives. Knowing that I have been a lasting impact on someone will bring, to me, the largest amount of joy possible. Teaching good morals and ethics will be important in my classroom. Some parents believe that this may be intruding on their children, but I feel that it is only displaying to them the proper ways to demonstrate hospitality towards others. So many children today grow up in homes where no one cares whether they are behaved or if they act like animals. I feel that as a teacher it is my obligation to show those students what real respect is.
In order to have a successful classroom, I plan to have strict guidelines on how things are managed. My students need to know the basic rules along with the other ones that I plan to install. One of those rules is to always be respectful to yourself, your fellow students, and to the teacher. I want a classroom that constantly has a positive attitude. My students will show their respect to me just as much as they do their fellow students. We, as a whole class, will encourage and help others to succeed to their full potential. I feel that doing this is so important because it not only makes the other students you are helping feel better about themselves, but it will also make you have more confidence in the work that you are doing as well. What some teachers don't realize is that sometimes a little respect can go very far with how much knowledge that child develops in...