March 4, 2013
Children learn in many different ways. The best I feel is through being actively engaged in the classroom. I am a strong believer in children needing hands-on learning, having an abundant supply of interesting material at their disposal and a caring and loving teacher to guide them through their learning experience. I feel that my goal, as a teacher, is to simply guide my students down the right path. To set out a so-called road map with a plan, agenda, and the tools needed to reach the end. I plan on putting the needs of the students first and try to remember that they are all very ...view middle of the document...
These rules would need to be taught by me, to the students, so that there is clear understanding of what is expected and what will not be tolerated while at the centers.
All activities performed in my classroom would be student centered in order to support my educational philosophy. My goal would be that the activities in my classroom would not only teach the children how to perform the activities but to have them understand how these activities could relate to their everyday life. In these activities and centers I plan to include visual, audio, and kinesthetic approaches to learning, in order to give each student a chance to grasp the material being taught. There will also be time for one-on-one with myself if a student needs further assistance in learning something they are having a hard time with. I would like to see my students learn to think critically and not just learn how to solve a problem. I want them to be able to think critically so that they can use their newfound critical thinking approach to their everyday life.
As I mentioned before, every student will have their own way of learning, and because of this I will need to have multiple tools to help each one of them do so. I plan to have manipulatives, graphic organizers, and instructions available to assist them on their learning path. By providing the...