Essay on Teaching Philosophy and Classroom Behaviour Management Plan

4844 Words Oct 17th, 2005 20 Pages

Griffith University Personal Philosophy of Teaching and Learning
A classroom is a very dynamic and spontaneous place. Every classroom is comprised of a diverse combination of individuals who all contribute to the unpredictable nature and uniqueness of the class. The reality that no two students are alike and no two classes are ever alike, contributes greatly to the difficulty of establishing a realistic and effective classroom management plan. It is important that teachers realize that a classroom is an unpredictable place and that it is much more reasonable to strive to manage their classroom as opposed to trying to control it. I see my role as a managing teacher as
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The issue of inclusive education is very important. I have a great deal of experience working with children with special needs and am in full support of mainstreaming when it is beneficial for the child. It is my belief that children with special needs have a great deal to offer a regular classroom and they have a lot to teach other students. The multi-cultural nature of our society also adds a lot to the classroom. It is important that teachers are aware of the different backgrounds and cultures of their students in order to not only include them, but to adapt lessons and activities so that they are relevant to all students.
When I picture myself as a teacher, I see a professional who has the confidence and ability to establish a relationship with my students that allows them to feel safe and respected. I want to inspire and motivate my students while instilling in them a desire to learn, explore and be creative. My classroom will be a place where all are accepted and welcome. I want to create a learning environment that not only encourages students to learn the curriculum but supports them as they learn about themselves and develop as individuals.
Factors in Setting up a Classroom There are a number of important factors that must be considered prior to setting up a classroom. These factors include; being prepared for the first day, having a plan that ensures a smooth

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