Teaching Philosphy.docx - Paulina Trevino TEFB 273-503 UIN 226006910 Updated Teaching Philosophy(add ins are at the bottom Throughout the classes I have

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Unformatted text preview: Paulina Trevino TEFB 273-503 UIN: 226006910 Updated Teaching Philosophy (add ins are at the bottom) Throughout the classes I have taken at Texas A&M University and my experiences within an outside classroom, I have been able to develop a personal teaching philosophy that will hopefully be implemented in my future classrooms. My main goal is for students to be able to leave my classroom with the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives. I want to make a difference in every single one of my student’s lives and empower them to think about something in a new light and instill in them high expectations. In order to achieve this, it is my responsibility to serve as a facilitator of learning and make sure I create a positive, diverse, and safe environment in my classroom that enables each child to develop in their own learning and respect others. I believe students will be successful in an environment where they are comfortable with the content they’re learning and are also able to be heard. Students will be able to have freedom and have their voice heard with ideas, questions or concerns. This is definitely a keeper because in order to build a good learning environment, there needs to be that freedom to ask or say anything (that’s appropriate of course). This semester I learned that in order to build that trusting environment, there needs to be a relationship first. Once there is, students can have their voices heard and ask any sort of questions. This allows them to have better learning outcomes and a better classroom environment with one another. This will help them explore their own strengths and weaknesses while also teaching them leadership skills. I think it is important to know when to step back and let the students lead once in a while. Students will only be able to lead if they are given the opportunity to do so and learn how to do it appropriately. Some of the teaching strategies I want to employ in my classroom are going to be designed so that students are actively engaged in the learning process. This learning process is a way of using the Constructivism Learning Theory, where students will be urged to be actively involved in their own process of learning. This is something I plan to keep within my teaching philosophy because without the students’ interaction, their learning will be hindered. If they only hear my examples and what I have to say, they will have no room to explore their own learning. This is something I saw working while doing my observations; students learn more effectively when they are involved in the learning process. For example, beginning the school year, I will be in charge of leading class discussion. However, as we progress within the classroom, I want students to be able to pose their own questions and try to answer them independently. This will motivate students to use different resources to find answers and assimilate new information with their current understanding. Every student will be encouraged to participate fully in classroom discussions and activities. However, they will also know that it is an environment of high expectations. Additionally, I want students to respect each other and learn how to work together. My goal is to make my classroom a community of diversity, where students are welcoming and appreciate each other’s differences. Not only do I want to teach students to respect differences among the people of their community, but also around the world. Some of the ways I will implement this is by planning lessons about some of their own cultures and include materials that mirror the diversity in the world. I will also have tailored instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners with a range of capabilities. Getting to know each student’s background will be imperative in order to fully understand their ways of learning. Furthermore, listening and hearing their backgrounds will also encourage them to be proud of who they are and where they come from. Although some may need more guidance than others, every single individual will have equal access to opportunities and participation. I want to be sure to address all learning styles in my classroom. Students may be auditory learners while others are visual; diversity in the classroom comes in many forms but I will be sure to be a culturally responsive teacher for my students. As soon as my students walk through the door into the classroom, I want them to experience the feeling of safety and belonging whether it is physically, emotionally, or socially. It is extremely important that my students and their families see me as someone they can approach and trust. I believe expressing interest in every student’s life enable their learning skills and help them see me as someone they can come to for guidance and support. I am extremely excited to accept my students for who they are and help them grow as a future educator. Things I would ADD: Adding to the way I want the environment to be in my classroom, I believe the perfect learning environment should also involve self-motivation. I believe that deep learning is part of their way of being and experiencing knowledge. As soon as my students step out of my classroom, lifelong learning inevitably happens and their thirst for more knowledge is so great that they need to quench it on their own. This is why in my future classroom I hope to instill that self-motivation everyone needs because this will allow them to keep seeking knowledge when they go into the real world. Additionally, I believe students can sometimes learn better from their peers than from a teacher. I would incorporate activities where students can give their own take on the lesson and share their perspectives with their peers. I believe children are naturally social and learn best from one another. One of the students might be able to be able to explain a concept to another in a better way than a teacher. Learning from peers does more than educate but also makes children community contributors and good communicators. Lastly, I also want my students to learn by relating learning material to meaningful experiences, such as experiences with family, culture, and just life outside the school. ...
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