My Teaching Philosophy:
As a teacher, I think there are a few, important things to keep in mind.
1. Fairness- I strive to be a fair teacher. What this means is that I am not "out to get" anyone. Every one of my students is
important to me, and I want them to know that. Being a fair provider of knowledge and skills, grader, and discipliner
are ways I will act in my classroom.
2. Being open-minded- In my opinion, a successful teacher, (one who students respect, work hard for, and gain
knowledge from), has to be open-minded. As a teacher of 7th grade English, I allow my students some choice
in regard to literature read, literature projects, and even some test questions. I encourage discussion in my
classroom, which means I encourage new ideas and points in my classroom (as long as they are appropriate
for the classroom environment). I also encourage feedback from my students about their learning experiences in my
3. Differentiating instruction- As a teacher, differentiating the way I teach material in my classroom is important. In other
words, I will not have my students always reading aloud from a novel, or taking down notes while I lecture. It is
important for me to do different types of learning activities in my classroom. I think it helps keep my students
focused and interested in the material we cover in class.