Philosophy of Education
It was great getting a chance to talk with everyone on Monday as well as have my new group contribute (Yeah- Adam, Amanda and Rob) and examine my philosophy of education. Together we created a strong philosophy that included:
- The teacher is a facilitator, coach, mediator
- The teacher is seen as student as well as the students are seen as teachers
- The teacher is there to build bridges between the knowledge and skills to link the students to understanding.
I also have to say I really liked this quote from our reading this summer, " the teacher is a coach, providing scaffolding where needed, talioring mini lectures to clear up confusion or if things are going well, simply moderate discussion and allow students to figure out things on their own." I really felt as though this summarized how I would like to see my classroom.