My Philosophy of Education
Lesly V. Johnson
“Children don’t fail, teachers fail” - (Marva Collins)
It is my belief that, through education, an individual will receive the vital skills and tools that are necessary to build a life that is successful and prosperous. Within an educational setting, students should be continually encouraged to solve problems similar to those they will encounter outside of school, and this instills in them the skills necessary to become flexible problem solvers in preparation for their adult lives. I believe that, as teachers it is our duty to ensure that learning takes place in a safe, open, and supportive environment, so that students learn the important aspects of developing and fostering positive relationships with other.
My decision to pursue a career in teaching is due, in part that I am also a mother; warming, caring, loving and compassionate. I have the intrinsic desire to make a positive impact on the life of a child; just the same way I would love my kid’s teachers to do for them. Teaching is a noble and highly rewarding profession in which one is able to directly affect change in the lives of others, and I cannot think of a better way to contribute to the betterment of society. Having children develop responsibilities, respect, and moral values, will equip them in making positive choices that will reward them in the future.
My teaching style can best describe as one that incorporates a diversity of teaching methodologies and techniques. I am strong advocate of hands-on and minds-on learning because I understand that supplementing curriculum with a variety of activities is essential to the learning process. By enthusiastically engaging students in fascinating lessons and using strategies that address each child’s learning style if is spatial, auditory, linguistic, kinesthetic, mathematical, interpersonal, and intrapersonal (Gardner, 1983) I believe that students will achieve academic success and build the self-confidence...