Manchester College: Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education, with a minor in History
"The beautiful thing about education is that no one can take it away from you." --B.B. King
I think that time should be spent on the "basic" skills of reading, writing and mathematics. I also believe that science and social studies should not take a back seat to these other subjects any longer. I believe that students should also be prepared for the "real world" and should be taught social skills that can be immediately put into practice. For example, the social skill of respect should be taught in every classroom. Respect should include respecting, teachers, teacher assistance, all school faculty, and it should also include fellow students and people outside of the school setting.
Students need to know what is expected of them before they can meet any expectations. I plan to make clear what I expect of my students. I will provide the help students need to meet my expectations, when necessary.
There is no correct philosophy on how to teach. I have pulled from several of the published teaching philosophies to come up with my own.
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
--William Arthur Ward