My Philosophy of Education
I believe in a diverse student body that teaches tolerance and acceptance through mutual experience. I believe in differentiated curriculum and a student-centered classroom, where the teacher acts also as a facilitator not only to give the students the opportunity to directly participate on their own education but also to prepare them to become smart decision makers, problem-solvers and critical thinkers; skills that a good leader and a smart follower need.
I like to approach lessons from different angles to appeal to various learning styles within the classroom. I enjoy teaching through music, poetry, arts and crafts, field trips, cooperative learning and literature. I consider these approaches nurture creativity and artistic skills. Skills necessary to become innovators that proudly will showcase their products.
I believe in a transparent communication between students, parents, teacher, and school administrators. I think that by us being the models of these practices is one of the first steps to create an honest, respectful, trustworthy individual.
I am very passionate about my culture and my language, and I understand that being fluent in another language not only opens doors and career opportunities but further prepares an individual to the Globalized World by increasing the global understanding, widening the perspective to understand, respect and appreciate on a higher level the different human kind actions and their thought processing. Furthermore, I believe that an individual that is fluent in other languages grows being more kind, confident, adaptable, passionate and curious to understand that the World is an unlimited place expecting to be explored.
I also believe that the integration of technology in education is necessary to create a complete individual ready for this Globalized World. This integration will assist the student powerfully to construct their own learning and make their own discoveries from the information it provides. Furthermore, beginning with small decisions such as the opportunity that the Internet provides us with today, to choose what and from where to read, prepares our students to be responsible decision makers that determine for themselves if the knowledge is useful and relevant. Also, the constant change in technology requires our young learners to be continuously updated, which prepares them to be adaptable to different situations and the constant change that we live with today in our constantly changing World.
Today’s world communication’s skills are even more demanding since it is open to all people through a global network. Therefore, it is necessary that students become prepared to be good writers and speakers.
Moreover, I believe that teaching does not happen all the time inside a classroom, but rather through experiences interacting with the outside world and all that it has to offer. Through technology and creativity teachers are able to create a completely different classroom atmosphere in which the necessities of every student is attained and even celebrated.
Not only the collection of these abilities will help to generate a smarter and more complete, genuine individual that always is able to find the solution but also, a generous one that makes good decisions proceeding altruistically to give back to the human kind and to the earth.