North Carolina Professional Education Classroom Analysis

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“Philosophy enters into every important decision about curriculum, teaching, instruction, and testing” (Powell, 2015). Every person on the planet has their personal philosophies in life about a sundry of subjects. These philosophies invade their everyday life and influence what the person does on a daily basis. A teacher’s philosophy about their classroom not only influences their livelihood, but also impacts the lives of their students. If they do not follow the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards, however, the learning process for a large amount of students can be altered and impaired.
A strong and ideal classroom is one that involves all students in the process of learning. There should be a strong relationship between the students
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They should have some control over the students and the learning process that takes place. Standard One of the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards states that teachers should demonstrate leadership. Their role as teacher involves taking responsibility for all of their students’ learning and communicate to the students what their vision is. They should also demonstrate leadership in the school through working with all of the faculty members and help in developing goals to improve the school (State Board of Education, 1998). Every teacher can show leadership, regardless if they choose to be an existentialist or a perennialist. The teacher has to show respect for their students, and students should also show respect back to the teacher. This kind of leadership also allows for teachers to understand the needs of every student in their classroom, giving them the instinct that they too have the ability to learn. Standard Two states that teachers should create a respectful environment for every student. Teachers have the responsibility to provide students with a nurturing and positive environment to encourage them to learn. This includes students who do not have the same abilities as others, students coming from diverse backgrounds, and students with special needs (State Board of Education, 1998). Although every teacher should be able to provide the students with this kind of environment, …show more content…
Doing this will encourage diversity in the classroom, and give students who have acquired learned helplessness over their years in their personal lives and in the classroom a sense of accomplishment. A teacher’s role in the classroom emphasizes various aspects of the North Carolina teaching Standards and the various philosophies that encompass the education field. They must be a leader in a classroom, but also leave some room for negotiation to develop critical thinking and to allow fairness among students who cannot learn in the same fashion as everyone else. This is drawn along the lines between the progressivism philosophy, and the perennialism philosophy. The student should be active in both the learning process and in the classroom. While this aspect follows the progressivism approach, I believe that the teacher should act both as the dispenser of knowledge – reflecting on their practice and knowing the content of their lessons (State Board of Education, 1998) – and a coach to their students and encourage them to succeed. The curriculum should be obtained through interaction with their peers, environment, and instructor, and there should be active engagement in the classroom. In conclusion, my personal teaching philosophy is rooted in the progressivism approach with some branches of my philosophy dedicated to the perennialism

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