Philosophy Statement Create an atmosphere were all children can feel safe and comfortable. To have a judgment free zone, so children can express themselves freely. To maximize their learning experience and cater to the interests and needs of my students.
How I will achieve this Inviting environment Encourage socialization Observe what the children are interested in Changing lessons Forming relationships
Inviting environment Children’s artwork displayed in the class. Areas with couches and comfortable seating for children to relax. Let them bring in objects from home such as pictures or stuffed animals.
Encourage socialization Group activities Peer teaching Cooperative play Partner work
Observing Interest Watching what the children play with Listen to their conversations Build on questions they have Listing to what they request
Changing lesson plans If children are interested in a topic, stay on it, instead of moving on. If children need more help, give it to them by expanding the lesson
Forming Relationships Bonding with students and their families Having conversations with them Building trust Encouraging friendship in the classroom
How will I know it worked? If my students are excited to come to school If they share personal stories with me If I see socialization among them If they express their interests freely If they are understanding the material being taught
Why is teaching important? Children need to feel comfortable in the school setting. They spend a good majority of their time there. If they do not enjoy it and gain something from it, they will eventually dread going. I want to make sure that doesn’t happen. This is why I think my philosophy will be an effective one.