Educational Philosophy

    • My goal as a teacher for my students would be to always have them have a goal in mind that they want to achieve by the end of the day, week, month, or year, and make sure they are working to achieve that goal. 
    • I want my students to think out of the box when it comes to something new. 
    • I want my students to think of the best method for them to remember things after it has been taught to them. 
    • I want my students to have their own opinions about things and not be afraid to voice their opinions in class, knowing that we will openly discuss their stance and why they feel that way.

        One philosopher who has influenced my thoughts on education is John Dewey.  He is considered the founder of progressivism.  He believed “the purpose of education is to assist the growth of individuals, to help children understand and control their environment,” and felt the school should be organized around the needs and interests of the child.
        For continual professional development, I will look into different workshops and seminars that will help enhance my teaching style.  I will also make sure I stay on top of all the latest technology and if possible introduce it to my students.

    Education is like building blocks; you have to continue to stack the blocks on top of each other in order to get any type of form.  As your teacher I plan to be apart of building upon your knowledge.