Today I am going to tell you about my teaching portfolio. So let’s get started;
“Tell me and I forget to Teach me and I remember to Involve me and I learn.” –Benjamin Franklin
My teaching philosophy
I am a dedicated beginning elementary and high school teacher who is passionate about teaching all students using differentiated instruction and cooperative learning to encourage student success and develop life – long learners.
Through teaching, I have the chance to make a lasting impact in the life of a child I can promote life-long learning, positive work ethic, and collaboration by being a positive role model for my students and involving them in their educational mission.
Mentoring life – long learners reaching above and beyond the definitive curriculum. As a teacher, I encourage my students to operate higher-level thinking skills and problem-solving skills to learn required material but also develop creativeness, inquisitiveness, and acceptance of others.
My job as a teacher is to promote learning in the classroom by actively involving students, encouraging cooperative learning, and differentiating instruction to meet the desires of all of my students.
I used different classroom management strategies and techniques.
I Addressed isolated discipline problems separately instead of punishing an entire class, as the latter can hurt your connections with students who are on-task and thereby compromise other classroom management efforts.
I Promote a growth mindset, and inject variation into lessons, by allowing students to work ahead and deliver short presentations to share take-away points. Almost inevitably, l have some eager learners in the classroom. I can simply ask them if they’d like to get ahead from time to time.
I Kept students happy in and out of class by pleasantly surprising their parents, making positive phone calls and sending positive letters home.
My philosophy of behaviour management
In my teaching portfolio, my philosophy of behaviour management in the classroom is easy and to the point, yet fair and consistent. To achieve success, I believe that the students need to be conscious of the teacher’s expectations as well as consequences from the beginning of the school year.
Once the students have been notified of the teacher’s policies, the teacher must enforce the rules that have been implemented. Once the rules have been enforced, the rules should be posted in the room so that they can always be seen and reinforced. A teacher will gain the most success in the classroom, by organizing policies and by maintaining a consistent level of instruction and discipline at all times in the classroom.
Teachers that constantly monitor and are familiar with what is happening in their classroom are the best managers. The environment created by the teacher should reflect a feeling of encouraging learning and enjoyment, although students should also be reminded of the acceptable and unacceptable behaviours that are expected in the classroom.
The teacher must reinforce classroom behaviour by modelling positive reinforcement when the students are behaving properly and corrective reinforcement when the students are behaving less than expected. Students learn how to act from observing others. The teacher is the authority figure in the classroom and the one in which students may shape their behaviours after.
I believe that one of the most significant things in life is building relationships with others. This is one of the main reasons I am supposed to become a teacher, to build relationships with students to try and better their lives and in turn better their own.
Building relationship (Teaching portfolio)
An important aspect of building relationships is having mutual respect. I intend to show respect to those around me and wish that they will do the same. Another aspect of building a relationship is simply getting to know the other individual.
Discovering pieces of their background, what they like and what they don’t like to do, understanding their learning styles and how they learn best are all things I fully intend on doing for each of my students.
Caring about these things and the student, in general, is one of the most significant aspects of building relationships with my students, the aspect in which I am most confident. All of these things I find essential to becoming a teacher, even more so than the content being taught.
I understand that every child can learn regardless of race, language, and economic status. I know that students can aspire to do their best if they feel good about themselves and are acknowledged by the teacher. Students will learn if a suitable environment is provided in which they will feel comfortable.
I believe that students learn if they are encouraged and if the teacher accommodates their needs. Children are excited to learn and having a lot of environmental print will help them in doing so. Students are very curious and may become interested in understanding other cultures. They will have the chance to learn from their classmates; hopefully, they will appreciate the beauty of diversity and cultures.
I think students should do their best, raise their hands, work to cooperate in small and large groups, respect others to be respected and be courteous.
In my class there will be the following:
*Students’ work posted on bulletin boards
*Desk arranged in groups of 4-6
*Plants (giving it a homey touch)
I will also take advantage of a cue whenever I want their attention. The cue will be 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 when I say one everyone will realize that they should be in their seats giving me their full attention.
If I see a student that is not ready, I will either wait until they are available to give me their full attention or acknowledge. A student who is giving me their full attention for the student to redirect their behaviour.
The classroom boundaries will be built as a class and will be posted;
*Clarify- what is expected from the students
*Do your best
*Complete all homework assignments
*Come prepared to school (pencil, paper, homework, and books)
*Students who finish classwork can aid another student (Peer helping)
*Respect each other (don’t do anything that you wouldn’t like)
*Use the restroom during recess and lunch
*Win-Win- how to stay in negotiating both student and teacher agree. (That won’t work for me) (We will try again later) only if they mess up.
Note: positive outcomes will come from following the boundaries.
I hope you like my teaching portfolio.