Havard 1 Katelyn Havard EDUC 3313 Chuck Roberts September 26, 2016 Teaching Philosophy As an elementary school teacher, my number one goal is to make my students feel valued. No matter what struggle or condition, they know that when they come into my class room it is a safe place for them to learn and be themselves. I want to take the extra time to build relationships with kids and really get to know them. I also believe that students need a cheer leader. Someone in their corner who truly believes in them and will push them to be their very best. I want the classroom to fit the needs of each child, be interactive and not only teach them educational skills but also life skills. Philosophy of Teaching: In my classroom I want to recognize each student as an individual and cater to their specific needs and struggles. Many kids have dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and other learning disabilities. Because I was one of those kids. I want to give them the accommodations they need to succeed, and I want these kids to feel comfortable in their learning environment. If there is a PowerPoint or note taking activity, I will print off pages specifically for these students and make myself accessible to them if they ever have a question about the reading material. Also, I know a lot of
kids learn differently. Some are more comfortable in group dynamics or some or more comfortable doing independent studying. I want to give kids a choice to participate in groups or work alone. I want kids to feel safe at school. Not only physically but also emotionally. If a
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