My teaching philosophy has changed drastically from my first couple years of university. I have learned a lot of valuable teaching techniques that have helped widen my philosophy. Education to me is all about the learning experience that students encounter throughout their schooling. Education is a gift that all students should have the pleasure of receiving. Children have young minds that should constantly be evolving.
My philosophy of education is that all children are unique and must have an educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. My main goal as an educator is for me to create an atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. I will create an environment where students are invited to share their ideas and take risks. In turn, this enables them to challenge their learning. I believe that all children are unique and have something special that they can each bring to their own education. I hope to assist my students to express themselves and accept themselves for who they are as a person as well as the differences of others. I believe that my role of as the teacher will be to assist each child in developing their own learning styles. I will present a curriculum that incorporates each different learning style. One of the ways I plan to do this is incorporating hands-on learning, projects and individual work that engage their learning. One of the main philosophers that I base my philosophy on is the works of Maria Montessori who said “the goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own desire to learn.” (Maria, Montessori)
I aim to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to the classroom each day. I believe that I owe it to my students, as well as the community to bring constancy, diligence and warmth to my job. I believe that a classroom should be a safe and caring community and I will use strategies to ensure the classroom community will flourish. Teaching is a learning progress; learning from your students, colleagues, parents, and the community. It is a life long process where you learn new strategies, new ideas and new philosophies. I expect that my teaching philosophy will change meaning that I will continue to grow and learn new things.