+MyTeachingPhilosophy By: Amanda Montello"Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridgesover which they invite their students to cross, then havingfacilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging themto create bridges of their own." -- Nikos Kazantzakis
+ My Objectives Creating a positive learning environment Create a sense of security in the classroom Allow expression and creativity Create life long learners Allowing students to take part in their education Making choices and decisions, being involved in planning Taking responsibility for their education Individualized attention and differentiation to attend to all learners and learning styles Make connections to students life and real world
+ My Objectives Continued Activate prior knowledge to build connections Build professional and respectful relationships with students Show them that you are their biggest advocate Provide appropriate support Integrative unit plans Open communication between students, parents, teachers, etc.
+ Methods Differentiate lesson plans where necessary Modify homework assignments or content, give more time Give students the freedom to make choices where appropriate For example, choosing books or essay topics Send home newsletters to parents, set up conferences, set goals with students each quarter Give real world examples, and examples that are relatable Take an interest in students lives Review prior lessons Make connections across content areas For example, incorporate reading into social studies lessons
+ Measuring Effectiveness Meet individually with students as often as possible to measure progress or deal with concerns Have students write a journal and communicate with them through it, have them answer questions, make connections, etc. Ask students for feedback, provide them with feedback on progress Allow for participation Get the students actively involved in learning
+ Why Teaching is Important Students need a positive role model and advocate Making a difference in their lives and setting them up for success in the future Education is the key to successful futures and lives No child should be denied an education Education can lead to a better and more peaceful world Guiding students to find what they enjoy most and fueling passionate, hardworking students