I believe that every child can learn and has the right to a solid
education. I believe students learn best when they are a part of the
educational process and feel safe while learning. They should have
enjoyment and power, to some extent, in their educational
experience. Giving children some control of their learning makes the
process more personable and meaningful. Children should be
encouraged to voice their opinions in a democratic and respectful
manner. However, they should be taught to uphold their teachers,
and other adults, with the utmost respect.
A good learning environment should be friendly, discussion
oriented, and have discipline. Children need to be challenged to
grow and prosper. I can meet this need by using real-life
experiences, cooperative groups, best practices, and interactive
opportunities in my classroom.
I feel teachers should be knowledgeable, flexible, and
compassionate. Teachers must be able to adapt to the everyday
changes in life to create a smooth transition for their students.
Knowledge is necessary for any teacher to ensure a quality education
for all children. A teacher's compassion can only improve their
teaching. Caring for students and their education is an essential
ingredient for any effective teacher.