My Teaching Philosophy

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Teaching philosophy should be a meaningful part of educators, as the philosophy of teaching states learning experiences, goals, beliefs, level of professionalism and self-development among many other elements (Arthur, Beecher, Death, Dockett & Farmer, 2012). What educator believes and value, both professionally and personally, supports everything they do and the way they do it. However, in creating my philosophy I have to consider my relationship between families, children, and community, creating a positive learning environment and classroom organisation, as it will have a big influence in my learning and teaching.

My teaching philosophy is focused on the belief that as an educator, I have the ability to influence next generation to bring
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As an educator I have to create flexible environments that are receptive to the need for children and educators to construct knowledge together (Gandini as cited in Edward et al., 2011). I have to ensure my learning environment is safe, stimulating, inviting, supportive and inclusive to all and to ensures that the learning environment values diversity and equality (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relation (DEEWR), 2009). I believe that individual is unique and creative and these uniqueness and creativity should be celebrated. I believe that children have different learning styles and learn in different ways in different times. According to Walker (2011) that not all students are ready to learn the same thing at the same time in the same way. I believe that students are effective and active learner and will learn to become strong and smart. I would adapt Chris Sarra’s rule in my classroom to “Be Strong and be Smart”. Sarra (2003) states that to be “Strong” means you have to be strong of who you are and being “Smart” means, you have to be smart socially and emotionally to survive not only academically but also in …show more content…
Formative is a process; it is an ongoing process of collecting data to evaluate children (Puckett & Black, 2008). Using different tools such as portfolio, learning story and art work are important in assessing children’s learning and development, as it will help me to assess where are the children at on their learning.

As a teacher in digital age, I will ensure that I implement and integrate ICT experience in the classroom practices. The role of technology plays a big part in my teaching as I believe that technology support the “new” pedagogy of students teaching themselves with the teachers guidance (Gee & Hayes, 2011). Lastly, I believe in reflective practice, as it will help me to improve my teaching practice and ensure that I am able to adapt to the constant changes in education. The educator needs to be continually involved in professional learning to remain open to possibilities for innovation and change.

This philosophy is important in my teaching as it will guide me and help me to become a better educator. This philosophy may need to be revised if there are any changes within the classroom. It is important that this philosophy will be evaluated to ensure that it is reflected in the everyday teaching

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