The Ongoing Philosophy of 21st Century and beyond! Teaching.
I Believe! I Believe! I Believe!
I believe that teachers should teach in the ways their students learn.
It is the job of a teacher to figure out how each individual student learns. Instruction should be differentiated to meet the needs of every student. If a student is not learning the materials it is the teacher’s responsibility to adjust instruction so that the student will achieve.
I believe that diversity is an asset to every learning environment.
Each student has knowledge to share with peers. Whether it is language, traditional, culture or personal knowledge from unique situations, students have a lot to share. Students should feel comfortable to share their knowledge in a loving and accepting environment.
I believe that a strong classroom community is crucial to the success of every student.
When students are allowed to learn and grow in an environment where they feel safe and free to share their ideas, then they are truly able to learn. Expectations must be clearly set at the beginning of the year in order to facilitate this type of environment. Students must feel free to ask questions and share ideas without the fear of judgement from others.
I believe classroom management should never put the dignity of any student at risk.
Learning is only possible in a positive environment. It is important for teachers to be advocates for each of their students and walk alongside them to help solve their problems. Every problem is different, as well as every student, so there is no absolute right or wrong when it comes to classroom management. I am willing to adapt my management skills to create a better learning environment for success of the student.
I believe that technology should be used in students’ education.
Although many students are way ahead of their teachers in regards to technology use, there are many students who do not have equal access to these technologies. Students without these technologies are at a disadvantage in many areas of learning. They often do not know how to use common programs and get frustrated when teachers and others assume that they know how to use them. Computer and devices in the school should be utilized by teachers in order to give their students as many opportunities as possible to be immersed in technologies of the times.