My philosophy on teaching is centered on the whole student not just my subject matter. I enjoy seeing children’s eyes light up with understanding – they’ve got it! I want to help shape the minds and ignite the spark of curiosity in children, to help them discover their own ideas and views. I want to show my students how to learn. Enabling them to apply critical thinking, analyzing and evaluating to what they are learning, while mastering content skills. All these components are necessary to setting a child on the path to success in school and in life.
I want my students to know that it’s okay to be creative and to have fun while learning. I want them to think outside the box and discover their full potential. If I believe in their ability, they will believe. Learning is and can be fun. I want students to learn together and support each other.
Through multiple intelligences, I will use many different strategies - visual, hands-on, and verbal to convey my lessons. Utilizing a variety of methods to enhance my teaching I want to create a classroom which is active and productive.
I want to help students understand the diversity of cultures and values that have made our country strong and proud. Each child needs and gives something unique to your classroom. I will use this as my starting point.
I want my students to feel comfortable and safe within my classroom. I will provide my students with a safe environment where they will not be made fun of or laughed at. I will show respect, honesty and fairness to all of my students. I will expect the students to do the same. I believe everyday is a new day. Each new day provides a new opportunity to start. So, if yesterday didn’t go so well – try again today. I will try to do everything in my power to help my students learn. I want to turn my love of learning into a love of teaching. I hope to share this love to every student that enters my classroom. To see the world through a child’s eye while sharing my knowledge is a great gift to be cherished.