Special Education Philosophy

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Educational Philosophy

Southern New Hampshire University

“A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops,” a quote from Marcus Tullius Cicero. I believe that my role as an educator will forever affect the students that I will encounter. To me my role is more than being a teacher; I play an intricate part in how children perceive education. For the year that I teach those students it will be my actions that will entice children to want to be in school and learn. I will be in the position not only in educating them, but to get to know them as individuals. I believe that by assessing each student for their individual qualities I will be able to provide differentiated instructions to connect with each student. My direction in education is to teach middle school science. I chose the subject of science because I feel that this subject can be difficult to understand and overwhelming. I know for me, I had to work hard to learn and understand certain topics in science. But because of my teachers and the way they taught; I began to love science. That is what inspired me to want to become a science teacher. I look forward to creating a curriculum that will challenge students to apply concepts and analyze results. I want to witness children not only learning, but becoming involved in their education. I see myself as a teacher following several theories immersed in education. One theory I accept as a true concept is the constructivism theory. Susan Doherty who is teacher and believed in the constructivism theory wrote:
One key, I think, is to allow and encourage the students to ask and seek the answers to their own questions. In this way, students’ minds and hearts become active, leading them on a lifelong journey of inquiry and self-motivated learning.

(Cooper & Ryan p. 308 2013). I believe in providing a core…...

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