Philosophies Of Education

900 Words 4 Pages
Annamarie Kohlman
EDU 200.02
Fall 2015
Personal Philosophy of Education

There are currently many different philosophies in education today, including but not limited to Montessori, progressivism, humanism, and many more. Through the class Foundations of Education my personal education philosophy has started to take form. I believe that a philosophy cannot stay the same through the course of ones teaching career, but as new findings are talked about an educators philosophy can change as well. Teaching the minds of young students is not a job to be taken lightly. Teaching is not just a job, but a lifestyle choice. A educator must fully understand the importance of their job. Education is an individual, and unique experience for each and every
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In education the role of a student is to engage as active members of a team, and to be motivated in their own learning. Students should feel free to ask questions and be comfortable to express their ideas about the subject at hand. A teacher is many things, including but not limited to, a resource provider, an instructional and curriculum specialist, a supporter in the classroom, a learning facilitator, a mentor, a school leader, and a learner themselves. In the community a teacher is a backbone in the education system. They should be implementing school policies, but also be volunteering at school events to help their students. I want my role as an educator to be impactful for my students. In my classroom I believe that differentiating instruction will be best for my students. I will be helping students develop the right strategies to be successful in life. The educational process should not be about splitting up facts and throwing them to the children, but taking those facts and discussing them and asking …show more content…
Students in classrooms may be at different levels, but having them work together in groups challenges them as a whole. When a group develops and evolves it helps the individual student in the group also develop. In small group work students can discover and engage with a wide range of perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds. Having small groups in classrooms enables students to clarify their own understanding with their peers, and discussions help build upon the knowledge that is already there. Students should have the opportunity to challenge their peers, including their teachers, without any hesitation of being judged. Cooperative learning in classrooms changes and transforms each students and the whole atmosphere of the

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