To accomplish this goal, I will teach to the needs of each child so that all learners can feel capable and successful.
I will present curriculum that involves the interests of the children and makes learning relevant to life.
I believe children have greater respect for their teachers, their peers, and the lessons presented when they feel safe and sure of what is expected of them.
In setting fair and consistent rules initially and stating the importance of every activity, students are shown respect for their presence and time.
I will incorporate themes, integrated units, projects, group work, individual work, and hands-on learning in order to make children active learners. My classroom will be a caring, safe, and equitable environment where each child can blossom and grow.
Finally, I will tie learning into the world community to help children become caring and active members of society. I will allow children to become responsible members of our classroom community by using strategies such as class meetings, positive discipline, and democratic principles.It is an individual narrative that includes not only one’s beliefs about the teaching and learning process but also concrete examples of the ways in which he or she enacts these beliefs in the classroom." A well-crafted teaching statement gives a clear and unique portrait of the author as a teacher.Ohio State University's Center for the Advancement of Teaching further explains that a teaching philosophy statement is important because a clear philosophy of teaching can lead to a change in teaching behavior and foster professional and personal growth.This passage is an example of a strong statement of teaching philosophy because it puts students where they belong in education: at the front and center of a teacher's focus.An author who writes such as a statement is likely to continuously examine and verify this philosophy by always ensuring that student needs are the primary focus of all lessons and schoolwork.There are three elements that I believe are conducive to establishing such an environment, (1) the teacher acting as a guide, (2) allowing the child's natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and (3) promoting respect for all things and all people.When the teacher's role is to guide, providing access to information rather than acting as the primary source of information, the students' search for knowledge is met as they learn to find answers to their questions.When students have ownership in the curriculum, they are motivated to work hard and master the skills necessary to reach their goals.Helping students to develop a deep love and respect for themselves, others, and their environment occurs through an open sharing of ideas and a judicious approach to discipline.Because of this, I will never forget how to smile with the new, cherish the old, and laugh with the children."A teaching (philosophy) statement is a purposeful and reflective essay about the author’s teaching beliefs and practices.