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My Philosophy of EducationLaPordia TerrellDr. BarriosMy philosophy of education has changed over the years ago. After teaching for 13 years I have a very different philosophy that I did when first entering the world of education. 13 years ago I would have
easily stated that I believe every child can learn. This however may be true, but I now ask myself what amI going to do to help every child succeed. I believe that before a child is even willing to learn from you, that you must first build a relationship with them. Children need to feel a sense of security of trust. I believe in bonding with my students. I attend football games, dance recitals, baptisms, basketball games, birthday parties, and other events that my students are willing to invite me to. This shows my students thatI care about them and that they are important to me. Students are willing to work hard for a teacher that they know fully invest in them. After you build the relationships then you can fully commit to making sure that every child can learn. I believe in adapting my lessons for each child and class. Differentiated instruction is important for my students. This practice ensures that every child is learning successfully. I plan small group lessons thatthe students would enjoy, but would also teach them the skills that they need. Once I notice my students