My Teaching Goals and Philosophy
My goals upon graduating College are to go to graduate school while working days as a Science 5-9 teacher. I will seek masters in Biology and also one in Administration I feel with my specialty in science these two masters programs will be very beneficial to me as a teacher. Upon graduating from graduate school I plan to pursue a career in School Administration.
My Philosophy on Education encompasses many areas but the result is an approach that I feel will educate a child in the best possible way. The first aspect of my philosophy is respect; You must respect a child and let a child know they are respected before any trust can take place in an educational setting. If there is no trust then learning can not take place between the teacher and student. The more involved you are with your students and the more they know you care the more learning can take place.
I also believe in cooperative learning. Special Education children tend to not do well in a direct instruction classroom. By incorporating a full inclusion classroom and having broke down the class into small groups and providing assignments that they must complete as a whole group, the children feel like they have all accomplished something not just a few of the students. The more a child feels they are accomplishing the more learning will take place.
Grouping students also helps in another positive way. It reinforces social skills. This is an area of weakness for many children. By working in groups they can build friendships. The more a child feels accepted the more learning will take place.
Hands on instruction are also very important for all students in the classroom. I believe if I bring into the classroom what I am trying to teach instead of lecturing or showing pictures the child will...