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TeachingPhilosophy

by Bostedt, Sara - bostsa25

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Sara's
Teaching
Philosophy
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Philosophies I believe are important and should be used in the classroom and experiences I've had during field placement with them
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  1. Progressivism
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What is it?
  • Students gain knowledge through doing and then reflecting on their experiences.
  • Learning being achieved through asking questions

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What is does for students
  • Develops enlightened students
  • Develops intelligent students

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Examples within my 291 Field Placement
  • Students can pick who they want to work with
  • New weekly seating chart
  • Hands on learning
  • Incorporating technology often

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Examples from class
  • Using real world connections every class
  • Questions are always encouraged
  • Frequent group work


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How I want to incorporate this into my classroom
  • I want to emphasize student-centered learning, active participation, and the incorporation of real-world experiences into the curriculum
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2.Constructivism

What is it?
  • The active role of learners in creating their understanding and knowledge of the world. It suggests that students actively construct their own knowledge through experiences, relationships, and reflection.

What is does for students
  • Helps them become intrinsically motivated
  • Helps them become independent

Examples within my 291 Field Placement
  • Students doing hands on learning with the 10 mats
  • Learning and getting ideas from students
  • Culturally responsive minds and talking about different cultures

How I want to incorporate this into my classroom
  • I'd like to stress active learning, inquiry, and the idea that kids build their own understanding via experiences
Examples from class
  • Using real world connections
  • Open ended questions
  • Student Centered Projects



3.Perennialism

What is it?
  • Teaching ideas that're everlasting and skills they will use every day

What is does for students
  • Helps develop critical thinking
  • Helps develop rational thinking
  • Gives them a strong foundation of knowledge

Examples within my 291 Field Placement
  • Curriculum includes core subjects
  • Teacher asks open ended questions
  • Students working with partners or in small groups

Examples from class
  • We use critical thinking in our community circle time
  • We've talked about historical events
  • Our weekly book club meetings with notes and questions


How I want to incorporate this into my classroom
  • I want to stress the study of timeless ideas, classic texts, and essential knowledge. I intend to lay a solid foundation in fundamental courses and essential information.

4.Existentialism and Growing Mindset

What is Existentialism?
  • Emphasizes that everyone has the freedom to determine their own life's purpose

What is Growing Mindset?
  • Encouraging children to learn, adapt, and persevere in the face of difficulties

What is does for students
  • students understand themselves
  • students appreciate themselves
  • helps them adapt
  • helps them be more open to learning
  • students support each other
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