As a pre-service teacher my philosophy of teaching is constantly changing. This is my teaching philosophy so far.
I am very passionate about teaching. I believe that I can make a difference in students lives and help them to find who they are and what they are passionate about. I think that students have a ton of pressure put on them in today’s society and I hope that by being in my class they will be able to overcome this pressure. I hope that my students will see my love of learning and will then be inspired to love learning as well. I hope that my students will find my classroom to be a safe learning environment where they will be able to try new things and make mistakes.
I believe that my classes should be engaging and relevant for my students. I want them to be excited about what we are learning and be able to take what we are learning and apply it to the world around them. By doing this I believe that students will enjoy the classes much more and become more excited about learning. You can see this in one of the lessons that I taught in my pre-internship.
I also believe that you should adapt your teaching to fit the needs of your students which can be seen through this lesson. All students are different and learn in different ways. As a teacher, you need to take the time to get to know your students and take that knowledge to create lessons that fit their needs. This will enable your students to get the most out of your lessons and reach their highest potential.
Finally, I want to teach students, not a subject. I realize that my students all have their own beliefs and experiences. I want my students to be able to bring those experiences to my class so that we can all learn from each other. Teaching and school are not just about the content. There is much more taught in schools than the mandated curriculum. I hope that my students will learn to be good citizens through my classes.