My philosophy of teaching is that each student be treated as an individual in my classroom. I believe that each student learns differently, so as a teacher it is my job to know how each individual learns and incorporate multiple teaching methods in order for each student to be successful. I will strive to identify the strengths and the weaknesses of my students. I will challenge them in the areas where they are strong, and I will nurture them in the areas where they can grow. I understand that when a child is one of my students, they are my students even when they are not in my classroom. Because of that, I will do whatever it takes to help them be successful. I believe in my students. I will teach them, and they will learn.
I will implement my philosophy of teaching by always being prepared, always willing to learn, and always using the resources I have to benefit my students. I will use technology, collaborative learning, manipulatives, new and relevant texts, and informative assessments to help students become strategic learners. I also recognize that I cannot do my job to the best of my ability alone. I will include the parents, colleagues, and professional experts to ensure that each of my students will achieve success. While I am the child’s teacher, I recognize the integral role that parents play in education and will do my best to include parents in the education process. I will keep a professional, open relationship with my parents so that they know we are on the same team, fighting for the same thing: their child’s success.
“ A teacher affects eternity, she can never know where her influence stops”
– Henry Brooks Adams.
- ALL children deserve access to an excellent education.
- School must be a safe space where children can learn, grow, and develop into worldly citizens.
- Learning must be filled with laughter and joy!
- Reading is essential and it is my job to aid children in developing a deep love for reading.
- Informatively assessing students drives highly personalized instruction.
- Goal setting and self-reflection for both teachers and students allows for maximum learning to occur.
- Mistakes are encouraged as they aid in the learning process.
- Celebrate any victory, no matter how small!
- Curating creativity and student-lead inquiry enhances the learning process.
- Above everything, lead with love.