What is your educational philosophy?

Jul 10, 2025 10:30 AM - Jul 10, 2025 03:00 PM

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During the holidays, teachers reflect on the year and often redesign and refine their teaching strategies and plans. In essence, they get back to the basics of what they believe is the best way to inspire learning in their students - in other words, to revise and refine their philosophy of education.

Students need to learn

Students want and need to learn as much as they need food, clothing and research paper help. An educator's primary job is to meet those primary learning needs by creating interesting and relevant everyday learning experiences. The greatest gift a teacher can give students is to motivate them with the experience of learning success.

Students must actively participate in learning

Students learn best by doing many activities; active teaching encourages active learning. Teachers should treat students as active participants in the learning process by giving them skills, such as

  • How to study
  • How to take notes
  • How to memorize
  • How to express yourself effectively

These skills will help you be part of a high-performance learning team. Also, students should be encouraged to explore, to have research information beyond the confines of the classroom and textbooks.

Learning is a physiological activity that involves the whole body

The best way to involve a student is to have a solid classroom management plan and a well-planned lesson that is based on relevant activities, purposefully designed to enhance the student's knowledge and skills and leave them wanting to learn more. Teachers should be strongly aligned with student focus and directed student learning that encompasses exploration, discovery, experiential learning, and the production of academically rigorous products.

Students need timely feedback to improve

Teachers collect data on student performance to adjust the learning environment and instruction so that they can target the learning needs of students. Teachers administer pre-tests to find a starting point for learning and post-tests to determine the "increase" in performance level as well as from teachers to students effectively.

Students need structure and repetition to learn

A teacher must be able to organize a sequence of standards-based lessons, successfully implement the plan, and then evaluate the student's learning. A teacher must be able to create an exciting learning environment that makes it difficult for students not to learn. A teacher must know how to include all students in learning at their own level, and a teacher must be able to inspire students to strive to the next level.

Students need information, knowledge and skills

Having access to knowledge resources is as important to a child's education as the actual content of the curriculum. Relevant and current information must be in the hands of teachers and students to provide answers when the questions are fresh. A la carte" information is more valuable than "just in case" information.

Students need tools and resources

Students need to know how their regional memory systems work. Students must have skills and strategies to be able to work effectively at the different levels of the cognitive domain defined by Benjamin Bloom. Students must be aware of their own learning preferences, and teachers must help with the creation of a plan to develop other learning skills. Educational tools are a means to an end. For example, technology is used appropriately to greatly increase 'the ability to learn and from teachers to students the ability to teach, inspire and motivate.