My Teaching PhilosophyMy philosophy of education has changed from my previous years of teachingto what I belief today. My belief of education aligns to the Theory ofConstructivism. In the constructivist theory, the student selects andtransforms information, builds hypotheses, and makes decisions; its focus ison how to construct knowledge, not retelling information learned. I thinkthat what we learn is constructed through ones personal experiences,previous knowledge, and beliefs. For me as an educator, this means that Itry and encourage students to discover principles by themselves. I give themthe opportunity to have conversations among their classmates and withmyself. My main task as a teacher is to present information to be learnedthat matches or closely matches the students level of learning.I have taught using a curriculum that is organized in a spiral manner; I thinkit is important for my students to continually build upon what they havealready learned. As an educator I would also try to modify my teachingstrategies to student responses and encourage my students to analyze,interpret, and predict information.Promoting progress and letting students improve themselves in any area isone of my the self and society. The emphasis would focus on the learningprocess; develop thinking skills, better interpersonal relationships, andmeeting student interests. The students would be encouraged to be creative,express their own ideas, and appreciate the differences between themselvesand others. My responsibility would be to guide and stimulate curiosity andinterest in students and push them towards problem solving and scientificinquiry.
I also have a strong belief that technology should be considered a tool thatfacilitates and enhances instruction of the content in the classroom. It alsoexposes students to real-world skills that will be used in future levels.I feel that I have learned that being an educator is a life-long learningprocess. This is not only because of new technology, but also because theworld is continuously changing. The needs of the students of today will notbe same of those students who will be with me in coming years.I feel that I have evolved as an educator and have developed a strongknowledge base in the field of early childhood and at college level.