Teaching Philosophy Statement
The world revolves around education. Without it, we would be lost. Teachers are among the most important people in the world. They are what shape our society. This takes on a very important job, but this is something that I want to do more than anything. A teacher is one that is looked up to by others, and is respected in the community. I want to become a teacher because I want to help children learn and make a difference in a child’s life.
I believe that I mainly follow the idealist philosophy. Becoming a teacher is something that I have always wanted to do, so I know that I would put my all into it. I would make sure that I knew my content area very well. I also want to make sure the students know that they can come to me with any of their problems. I not only want to be a teacher, but a role model to my students. Knowing that a student trusts me would bring so much self-fulfillment.
I also follow the pragmatist philosophy. I believe that they classroom is a community of learners. Pragmatists also establish classroom rules at the beginning of the year. This is important because the children are just entering the school system, and they need to know that what they may do at home isn’t permitted at school.
I would rather have a non-authoritarian classroom over an authoritarian classroom. I believe I could control the students. I think there would be more respect in the classroom if I made sure the students knew at the beginning of the year what was and wasn’t allowed. Also, many kindergarten teachers have assistants to help them. Not that I’ relying on that, but that would help keep control of the classroom as well.
Since my major is Early Childhood Special Education and I’m hoping to work with kindergarteners, my classroom would be a very welcoming and fun environment. I would want to make sure all of the students felt safe and comfortable. The room would be very colorful and would have many cut outs of the alphabet, numbers, and shapes on the walls. I wouldn’t want desks, I would much rather have the students sit at tables with one another. This would help with their social skills, and they would be able to learn not only from me, but also from their classmates.
I would like to have a bulletin board and keep it decorated for the students. I believe art is very important at this age, and many young children like to draw and color, so the students could also help with the board by coloring objects that could go up on the board. Many of the...