The Foundations Of Public School Education Essay
Bemidji State University
Introduction to the Foundations of Public School Education
Jessamay T. Pesek
November 1st, 2015
Special education encompasses those children that need more assistance than their peers who develop at a more predictable rate. Being an effective teacher means assisting students in reaching their highest potential. To attain that goal a safe and engaging atmosphere is required to help students develop emotionally, intellectually, and socially. In order to create such an environment I believe there are a few elements that must be present, which include; a self-aware teacher, high expectations, allowing a student’s natural curiosity to direct their learning, and emphasizing the importance of utilizing Least Restrictive Environment.
When it comes to teaching style, classroom management, and design of curriculum I lie somewhere between the theories of progressivism and essentialism. In an attempt to work well with all students I try to be as versatile as possible. I hold individualism in high regards, but also believe that students need to obtain a basic skill set in order to function and excel in society.
As a teacher, the most important thing I can do to create an inviting and engaging learning environment is to be self-aware and strive for personal development. Self-awareness means that I am able to identify my own strengths, areas in need of potential improvement, as well as my…