THINK ABOUT IT
How would YOU respond……..
Who was your best teacher ever?
What qualities and attributes did
this teacher posses?
Are there any of those qualities
that you find you would exhibit in
the classroom? What?
Sometimes called Free Writing
(A Teaching Strategy)
Take Five Minutes and write freely without
picking your pencil up from the paper….
Write down your thoughts after reading
each question. (this is NOT a ‘paper’ it is
‘free’ writing just write what comes to you)
Keep your notes for an upcoming
CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS
What do you believe about teaching?
What do you believe about learning?
There are MORE questions on the next slide!
What do you believe about KIDS?
What motivates YOU to learn?
What outcomes do you expect from teaching?
How will you run your classroom?
What do you believe your role as an educator is?
What will be the ultimate goal for your students?
What will you do in order to attain these goals?
(teaching methods, classroom management)
Now --- Write Write Write… 5 Minutes Only…..
Now… It's time to put some organization to that
writing. This will be a stepping stone to writing your
own philosophy statement later.
Think about it as … sitting in an interview explaining
‘who you are as a teacher’ to the principal!
You would NOT blurt out “I am a realist” or “I am
philosophically aligned with postmodernism”
Use the notes that you have been taking during this
Check This Out
• What Is Your Educational Philosophy?
• A Questionnaire
• This is a multiple choice questionnaire posted
by Patricia D. Jersen that helps to identify a
• In addition, you can download the Educational
Philosophies Self Assessment – It can help you
to discover your educational philosophy and