Dear students, My teaching philosophy is rooted in the principles of knowledge acquisition, the role of educators, personal goals for learners, and the ethical considerations that guide our actions. It is developed within the unique context of an under-resourced school, where the challenges of limited resources, diverse student backgrounds, and ethical dilemmas must be addressed. It is crucial to ensure that teaching and learning resources are both challenging and engaging while also respecting the diverse backgrounds and sensitivities of the student population. The selection of age-appropriate materials and resources is vital, and teachers must understand the needs and cultural backgrounds of their students. The acquisition of knowledge is central to my philosophy. In such challenging environments, it becomes the teacher's responsibility to become highly knowledgeable about the subject matter. Only when teachers are well-informed can they provide the learning experiences that foster deep understanding. This knowledge transfer from teacher to student is a transformative process that empowers students with the information they need to succeed academically and personally.
Teachers play a pivotal role in shaping the future of their students. They provide purpose, guidance, and inspiration, influencing not only academic success but also the development of responsible citizens, and thats what I aspire to be. This inspires teachers to go beyond their usual teaching methods and encourages students to be eager learners. By providing diverse learning experiences, teachers can equip students with the knowledge they need to excel in all areas of life. My personal goal is to ensure that these learners receive the same opportunities and support to reach their full potential. This is a moral imperative, given that the students did not choose their circumstances. Teachers must be dedicated to this cause and committed to providing the best possible education despite the challenges. Teachers must be sensitive to the unique circumstances of their students and adapt their approaches accordingly.
And all this, all that is said is what I aim to be one day. An inspiring, life long learner, and an 21st century teacher that places her learners first before everything, their well-being and their development.
The two tools that I used was Bouncing Bubble Balls and a noise monitor. The bouncing bubble balls didn't work as well as I hoped it would, but the noise monitor that I developed helped maintain noise levels during class discussions and when the learners would complete group activities and class discussions.