Every child’s life starts with a first teacher. The result of education and upbringing of kindergarten students depends on three factors: who is teaching, who is being taught and how is this process organized. A huge role in education certainly belongs to the teacher himself, his personality and skills. I do understand that this is one of the difficult and responsible professions, especially when it comes to kindergarten. There are a lot of books and articles written about the greatness and of pedagogical work and its’ difficulties. A good teacher must form his strategy of teaching. He must formulate his task that should meet certain factors, including personal and social ones. A teacher should prepare the younger generation to actively meet and participate in our society.
I am sure, that the most important component in the teacher’s activity is the orientation of his actions and his professional knowledge. When a young teacher is only beginning his practice, he can become a lot of problems. For example: how to express and explain his views to his kindergarten students or how to look at them, so they can become a clear understanding of the problem. These are the “little” things that have a great impact on the mutual understanding and his authority in the class. It is very important for a pedagogue to know how to control his behavior. As we know, the way he manages his emotions and his mental stress are also very important during the lesson. This point is very important, when working with little children in a kindergarten.
Majeure tone contributes to the successful progress towards goals and helps to overcome the difficulties of working with young students. Friendly facial expression always creates a good mood in the collective. A teacher must always smile in the classroom, so the students can have an opportunity to feel care and love. In such situations, humor is very much appreciated. It must be accurate and intended for an audience of kindergarten students.
As good teacher I would try my best to try to consider my students as equal. I will never choose favorites or evaluate them regarding on my personal judgments about their personality. It is extremely important for a teacher to have an ability to understand children, their needs and problems. My philosophy of the individual approach gives me an opportunity to get to know every single child closer in order to increase the effectiveness of learning.
As a teacher I should never forget that pedagogical activity is a creative process. Inventiveness and creativity can be more than useful, when regarding kindergarten students. A constant change of activity is another important point that needs to be taken in consideration. It is extremely hard for little children to sit still or to do the same type of work for a long time. I am sure that a wise teacher must be inventing enough to be able to come up with a new type of work every ten minutes. This principle refers to the main bases of my own philosophy of teaching. The lesson must be interesting and also informative at the same time. This is a hard task to accomplish. But everything comes with experience and exercise. Every single day I will be not only doing my job and teaching my little students, but also I will be learning myself.
These are my criteria for a good teacher. I am sure that a really good one should possess all these qualities. And one day I would love to become such an understanding, caring and devoted teacher. I would like my kindergarten children to treat me like their second parent. I hope that all of them will feel my sincere love, so they can open up to me and be more openhearted. Every child is a mystery that needs to be solved. That is why I find an individual approach very useful. Every single kindergarten student, no matter how little he or she is, is already a personality. So my main goal would be to find out, who exactly they are. I would like to leave a good mark in their memory.
Sadovnik, A.R., Cookson, P.W., & Semel, S.F. (2013). Exploring Education: An Introduction to the Foundations of Education. (4th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge