Personal Statement: My Personal Philosophy Of Education

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My Philosophy of Education Children are our future leaders. Because of this, I believe that teachers should expect great things from all students. I believe that all students can learn when they are given the tools they need to be successful. I believe that students should be expected to learn and develop authentic skills that are imperative to be successful members of a community. I believe it is important to instill the value of diligence and dedication in a child regarding their education. It is my goal as a teacher for each child to develop an appetite for knowledge. I want my students to fall in love with generating, inquiring, and discovering knowledge throughout their life. My desire is to watch my students grow and develop into …show more content…
Each child is a unique individual with unique learning styles, interests, abilities, strengths and challenges, beliefs, backgrounds, experiences, and personality. I believe children deserve the opportunity to succeed in life regardless of their circumstances. As a teacher, I believe it is vital to know and use the right instructional strategies for your students in order for them to be successful. I believe there is no substitute for knowing your students and that by knowing your students personally and academically, you will gain the knowledge you need to teach and guide them to success through the appropriate instructional strategy. I believe that taking the time to talk to my students, to listen to them, and to observe them in the classroom will provide invaluable information regarding their individual learning styles and attitudes by allowing me to reach them on a personal and individual level. Therefore, differential instruction will play a major role in my classroom so that children are taught through their unique way of learning, yielding to high success rates among my students. Carol Ann Tomlinson once said, “Excellence in education is when we do everything we can to make sure they become everything that they can.” This statement expresses how I feel about the role of a teacher. I think it would be an honor to be remembered as the teacher who did everything possible to give my …show more content…
By creating a productive learning environment where a child feels safe to try new things I will empower them with the tools to become the best that they can be. I want each child to leave my classroom believing in themselves, and knowing that, with hard work and dedication, they can become high achievers who can reach their goals. I believe positive reinforcement is one of the best ways to motivate children as well as build their self-esteem as they accomplish their goals. B.F. Skinner said, “A person who has been punished is not less inclined to behave in a given way; at best, he learns how to avoid punishment.” I believe it is important for children to focus on their goals and accomplishments, not the mistakes they have made. Finally, I believe it is an advantage for our schools, families, communities, and our future to equip students with values and characteristics of good, responsible

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