Teaching Philosophy

I always saw teaching as a way to create good citizens who are respectful and happy with who they are. I want my students to always be learning and to question everything. I know school is not only a place to learn how to read and write but a place where students can be themselves and learn life skills for the future.

In today’s society, there are so many people who come from all around the world and each one of them is unique and special. I want to be able to embrace the cultures within my classroom and learn from my students. I want them to feel welcomed and understand that this is a safe place to be themselves. In order to achieve this, I need to know who my students are and what they have been through. I will ask my students questions and learn about their lives, and how they learn best. With all this knowledge I will suit my lessons and teaching around my students. I want to teach about all the cultures that are presented in my classroom as well as have the students teach each other. I also believe that every child learns different and I will try my best to adapt lessons in order for my students to feel success. I will not care if my students are at the same level, all I want is for my students to reach their fullest potential and have fun doing it.

I do not just want to be a teacher to these students. I want to become someone that they can trust and feel comfortable with. I want to build relationships with my students and teach them things that actually apply to their life’s and their peers. There may be outcomes in which I have to teach but in every subject, I am able to incorporate many other lessons. I want my students to learn about manners and be able to talk about current events. In the words of Montessori, “The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist’”. That is what I want, I want my students to be able to seek their own answers and not need me to tell them. I will always be there to help but I want them to be able to think for themselves and wonder about an array of different things.Children are smart and they can tell how important something is from the sound of their teacher’s voice. I want to teach about our history and the treaties so that the students know the truth and appreciate the First Nations for sharing their land. I want to be able to have discussions with my student and leave them thinking. I want to treat my students like young adults and push them to their fullest potential. I want my students to learn, I do not care how long it takes or how they learn. If my students are happy and fulfilled, so am I.