Personal Education Philosophy
I hold the belief that each child needs a learning environment that is caring, secure, and that stimulates growth and maturity in intellectual, emotional, social and physical aspects. I aspire to assist all my students to reach their full potential on the mentioned areas by availing a learning environment that is not only safe, but one that also encourages innovation and creativity, sharing of views and ideas, and general risk-taking. I believe in acting as the student’s guide, allowing their natural curiosity and inquisitiveness to direct learning and promoting the art and culture of respect for everything and everyone. I also believe in the building of mutually beneficial student-teacher relationships that in the long run enhance education outcomes.
A successful classroom management plan is one that is aimed at providing a learning-focused environment for students as well as enhancing the understanding by students that they are in school for the sole purpose of learning (Heap et al., 2005). My classroom management will involve setting expectations for my students that are both high and clear. This involves making it known that judgment will be rendered on them according to credibility. The other aspect classroom management is class policies and rules as well as the setting of clear guidelines. Students will be informed of what is not only required of them, but also what is expected of them. This will facilitate the assumption of personal responsibility in every student leading to a cohesive and stable class.
Model of Teaching
The best model of teaching that should be implemented by school is the inductive model. The school is being taken over by the state because of poor performance. The inductive model of teaching offers the best hope to change this situation. In this model of teaching, the role of the teacher is to provide examples that essentially illustrate or elaborate the content being taught (Haugen & Musser, 2009). This is followed by guiding the efforts of the students in finding important patterns in the disseminated information. Using this method, learners will essentially construct self-understanding of the concept under careful guidance of the teachers. Student’s performance is likely to be high since this is a hugely motivational model on the part of students.
Role Played by students in learning
The student is primarily responsible for their own success in any learning endeavor. The student has the role of behaving responsibly which in turn leads to the creation of an effective learning environment . The student has the role of being involved in all the classroom activities that in turn leads to better outcomes of his part (Haugen & Musser, 2009). The student also plays the role of mastering the instruction process, therefore, establishing how to learn faster and more easily (Haugen & Musser, 2009). In simple terms, the student plays the role of being the perfect object of education dissemination that translates to effective learning.
Building an inclusive professional learning community
My classroom on a normal school day
On any normal school day, any student who may enters my classroom will find a cohesive and optimum learning environment with very few distractions. One will also find a class that is characterized by vibrant students conducting thorough analysis and discussion of classroom material. One may also find students eagerly waiting to receive the next piece of knowledge from the teacher and asking follow-up questions related to the usefulness of the material and its applicability.
Haugen, D. M., & Musser, S. (2009). Education. Detroit: Greenhaven Press.
Heap, R., Smyth, E. M., & Millar, W. (2005). Learning to practise: Professional education in historical and contemporary perspective. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press.