Philosophy of Teaching
I believe that I fit into the essentialism (teacher centered) and progressivism (student centered) categories of educational philosophy. Both of these philosophies fit my belief of education. I believe that students need to learn more of the everyday basics such as math, reading and literature and excel in these subjects while going over only school standards for other subjects like science and history. I believe that students learn better by doing and being hands on. Being able to learn these basic subjects by relating them to real world experiences will be beneficial to the students and help them in the future.
My philosophies of education can assist student learning by preparing each student for the future and help progress them to their next grade level. By allowing my students to be hands on and relating subjects to real world experiences, I am providing a better understanding of the subject matter and encouraging them to ask questions. My long term goal as a teacher is to provide my students with the knowledge they need to excel, be model citizens, and to become great problem solvers.
I graduated high with an honors diploma and a 3.5 overall GPA. I also graduated high school with a certification in being a nursing assistant (CNA). So far in college I have accomplished two full years of being successful, figuring out what career I want to do for the rest of my life, passing all three parts of my PRAXIS, and now I am waiting to see if I have been accepted into the professional education program for the Spring of 2019 (January).
Welcome to My Classroom
As a future educator I plan to teach third grade. I want my classroom to be set up in way where my students are able to stay focused and complete their work accurately and on time. My goal is to make sure that all of my students learn and understand the material that is taught throughout the entire school year. I want to make an impact on my students and give them knowledge that they will be able to take with them to the next grade level and carry on for the rest of their lives.
My classroom will be set up where my all my students will be able to see the board, but also when it comes to working in groups or pairs, they are already sitting next to each other so they will not have to move around too much.
When it comes to students getting small group time with me (the teacher), there will be a separate section in the room where four to five students will be called to sit at the table at one time and get to ask questions about specific assignments or work on material they may be struggling with.
The students will also have a specific area to do silent reading time. Each week a different group of students will be assigned to go to the reading corner for the specific amount of silent reading given by the teacher.