Education is key to one’s success in life. It is an essential tool used in the society to further advance in the ladder of success. As teachers, it is our job to assist students climb up that ladder. My philosophy as a teacher is to educate the students with the essential skills needed to function in the society.
I believe students learn best when they can apply their characteristics into the curriculum being taught. It gives learning a meaning that allows them to understand the content on a personal level. My role as a teacher is to be a guide that help students explore and learn and students role is to be learners and express interest to further develop. I want to connect the student’s past knowledge with new information. My philosophy lies in the realms of essentialism and progessivism. I want the students gain knowledge they can actively use in the society. My philosophy will encourage students to be life-long learners, critical thinkers, socially and emotionally competent citizens because it is student driven. Students have the ability to control how well they succeed based on their on interests.
My philosophy in teaching lies with Seattle Pacific University’s Hope principles E1- Exemplify professionally-informed, growth-centered practice. Teacher-candidates develop reflective, collaborative, professional growth-centered practices through regularly evaluating the effects of his/her teaching through feedback and reflection. I have described where I stand as a teacher and the direction I will my guide my students.