Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is that all students should be given a fair go, regardless of their ability. I am a strong believer that every child has the ability to learn and that it is our job as teachers to encourage our students to believe this too. As teachers we need to be supportive and encouraging to all our students’ and recognise each child as an individual.

I feel it is important as teachers we are constantly reviewing ourselves and our practices as our students are constantly feeding off us. We need to accept and be willing to grow as professionals and discover news things with our students. As the generation of students coming through our schools now are digital natives, we as teachers should use this to our advantage and explore it with them. I personally am looking forward to exploring new technology with my students and exposing them to technology I love, such as photography.

While there is a lot of pressure on teachers to meet the ever growing requirements within the syllabus is it essential that we remember to have FUN with our students.

‘If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher’s job’.  ~Donald D. Quinn

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