My Educational Philosophy
Students are not members of a school of fish, all going in the same direction but headed in their own direction like the graceful dolphin.
I think that same core classes should be required of all.
Students should also have a knowledge of how the world works, specifically government.
The electives in a school should be varied. It would be beneficial for students to be able to build upon their own interests, such as creative writing, sports, carpentry, etc.
Curriculum content should include room for changes. Our world is in a constant state of transition.
We need to educate our students to be ready for the world, regardless of how they choose to face it upon graduation.
Curriculum should also be relevant to student needs and selected based on student interest.
While students are exploring their curriculum, a teacher should be there to guide the student in the right direction
A teacher needs to find a way to extrinsically motivate a student to intrinsically motivate his or herself. Students need to be taught to teach themselves.
Students do not all learn in the same time, manner, or with the same adaptations. This is something that must be considered by teachers
Discipline should be consistent throughout the school year.