My educational philosophy is composed of many things. Some of these components include aspects
of learner diversity, multiple intelligences, and educational technology. There are so many different learning and teaching
techniques that target all kinds of learners. I believe that a good balance and variety of teaching strategies can target
all of the students to make them get the most out of their learning. Each student is unique and so is each class of
students each year. It is crucial for a teacher to be adaptable and willing to tailor to different students for ultimate
The concept of having
a multicultural classroom is very important to me. No one should be segregated based on culture, ethnicity, or gender.
Students should learn concepts from a multicultural view. These facts are so obvious and crucial, however they seem
Technology is a rising
issue in today’s educational world. I believe that teachers need to
know how to appropriately integrate technology into the classroom. Issues such as Internet safety and privacy issues need
to be addressed. If the educator knows how to properly use technological tools, the classroom can be immensely enhanced.
Overall, I take many things into account for my own teaching philosophy.
I believe that the teacher should be the facilitator for student inquiry. Some of the lifelong lessons that students
learn in elementary school are not necessarily subject area concepts, but rather life or social lessons. These kinds
of lessons help shape and form the kind of a person that the students will be and what he or she might value. To me,
these kinds of lessons are just as important or sometimes even more than a simple science lesson, for example. Students, as
well as teachers, should learn the importance of lifelong learning.