Education should be focused on developing the whole child, not just on teaching content.
Children are problem-solvers and should be presented with challenges to solve.
Teachers should use questioning to guide students to a place of new curiosity and understanding.
Teachers should present experiences in which children can learn by doing.
Education should be more self-guided that teacher led.
Children should develop intrinsic motivation and a deep love for learning.
Education should be culturally and socially relevant for students.
Constructivism Part of my Educational Philosophy:
Children should deeply experience the world around them, reflect, and derive meaning and understanding.
Children’s previous ideas need to be challenged in order to create a tension, which in turn will lead to curiosity and an eager to learn.
A child’s motivation to learn happens when they faces a conflict of thinking, which causes an imbalance, which triggers a desire to restore the equilibrium.
Children should be led, as they are ready, into their zone of proximal development (learner can not do -> learned can do with assistance -> learned can do unaided).
I believe that every student has the ability to learn and, at their core, every student wants to learn.
Education is about creating a life-long love for learning.
Learning is about developing a curious mind that questions, seeks understanding, and enjoys challenges.
As a teacher, my goal is to strategically develop a growth mindset in my students through the activities they engage in, the type of feedback I give them, and the vocabulary I use when talking with them.