Exploring My Philosophy of Education
Everyday we strive to do what we can to better ourselves in the world. Rather it’s through school, work, organizations, and etc. When I become a teacher, I plan to better my students, the classroom environment, and as well as myself. I believe that the philosophy, existentialism, fits how I would love to manage my classroom. This philosophy focuses on the thoughts and decisions of the students. The teacher’s role is to be very understanding and to work with the children individually at the student’s own pace. I believe that the students do have a say in how they perceive or interpret their learning.
The students should explore beyond the subject matters. There is more to the real-world than what is being taught in textbooks. Even though textbooks these days teach or give concepts, students still will not understand it. You can’t really make or tell somebody what to do. I’m not trying to say that there won’t be any discipline in my classroom. I’m just trying to say that it is up to the students to find their true meaning in life. I would want my students to experience different aspects of life, that pertains to the lesson of course, but merely going beyond the subject. Students will take a look at different ways to approach different situations and learn how to deal with them. Doing little activities like volunteer work with the homeless at the homeless shelter, visiting senior citizen homes, and volunteering with the habitat for humanity.
It is very important to know what type of learners your students are. Some students perceive information differently and at a different pace. For an example, Billy might learn things better when rapping definitions, but sally may enjoy lectures. Billy feels as though lectures are boring so he does things to annoy the class with disruptions. The best way to deal with a classroom full of a variety of different learners is to be diversified...