As a professional educator my philosophy of education rests upon three major pillars. Together, these pillars serve as a foundation for what I value, what I do, and why I do it as an educator. My three pillars of belief are: all children can learn, learning should be fun; children should be treated differently to provide for their needs or interests.
I believe that all children can learn. As a teacher it is essential to believe in your students. If a teacher doesn’t believe in their students, then how can those students believe in themselves? Students have different methods of learning and because of this it is vital for teachers to show that one size does not fit all.
Learning should be fun. Who wants to do anything that isn’t fun? By making learning fun, students are intrigued and motivated to learn and participate. By seeing students learning while having fun, it lets me know that what I am doing is working. As a teacher I feel that it is important to constantly being learn from your students.
As a teacher, you are the role model in the classroom. It is important to treat all your students equally, however differently at the same time to provide success based on each individual’s own needs. If a student needs accommodations to help them succeed or learn, you must provide as much as you can. I feel that this is critical in any aspect of learning.
All children can learn, learning should be fun; children should be treated differently to provide for their needs or interests are the three major beliefs I have as a professional educator. They are what I value, what I do, and why I do it as an educator.
As a professional physical educator I have four themes that guide me. These themes are: living a healthy lifestyle, personal fitness, building self-esteem, and safety.
Living a healthy lifestyle is very important to me as a physical educator. I see it as a major theme to teach as important to live a healthy lifestyle your whole life, not just certain times of the year. Personal fitness correlates to a healthy lifestyle and vice versa. By living a healthy lifestyle while being physically fit, it will help you live a longer life.
I feel that building self-esteem is vital in the physical education setting. It can be a safe place for many students to learn and gain confidence. Providing for success is important for students to gain self-esteem. In today’s society there are many children with low self-esteem so the physical education setting can be a place to raise it.
Safety is essential in the physical education setting. I want my classes to be as active and as fun as possible however, it is more important. Providing safe environments is something that as a physical educator, I have control of.
As a physical educator the four main values I believe in are living a healthy lifestyle, personal fitness, building self-esteem, and safety. I believe these are crucial elements that are necessities in the physical education gymnasium.
As a future coach I believe that there are three major themes that frame what I do and value. These themes are: confidence, communication, and providing for success.
As a future coach, challenging athletes to reach their ultimate potential is the main goal of coaching. I feel that it is important to embrace learning as much as possible. I hope to learn from my athletes while my athletes learn from myself. I feel that it is necessary to provide athletes with structure and a suitable learning environment. To provide for the most success possible is my main priority. I also feel that it is appropriate to teach core morals and values. Coaches can be a big influence on athletes’ lives so it is important to be a positive influence and lead by example. A coach should be approachable and strive to make an athlete feel comfortable and motivated.