Philosophy Of Teaching : Influences On Teaching

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Philosophy of Teaching
Influences on Teaching
The past 50 years have greatly changed the way the world views public education. During this time, I feel that the dynamic relationships between community, teachers, and families have grown weaker. It could be argued that technology 's influence has helped to create this change with negative opinions and harsh reviews about the teaching profession, and it is being shared on a more global basis. In addition, you see the structure of families has also changed throughout the years. You see an increasingly a greater number of children with either single or divorced parents. Furthermore, you see more diversity with military, interracial, and same-sex parent families. This greatly changes the dynamic of what was once considered the traditional family structures of nuclear or extended families.
Politics plays a large role in education and teaching. There are constantly new policies being passed that directly influence how and what a teacher teaches in their classroom. These bills influence what the curriculum will be, how much funding schools receive, and what the expectations of teachers are in the classroom. It therefore will be my job as the teacher to make sure that I am advocating for and meeting the needs of the students that come through my doorway. That is why it is important for me to stay well-connected with the community and the families of the students that I come in contact with.
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