Above is my Teacher Platform and it explains my teaching philosophy. If you want to see the whole piece click on the given link. Here is a sample of my platform.
When I was younger I used to play “school” with my sister. I decided I was going to be the teacher and my sister was going to be the student. I was a seventh grader at the time and she was seven years old. I started teaching her things that I had learned in my classes, even though I knew she wasn’t going to understand a lick of what I was saying. So, I start teaching her how to do my homework. Not only was it helping me understand my material a little better, I was also teaching her a few things here and there. When I started to realize she was learning from me I felt good because I achieved what I was trying to do, which was teach. This was the day I decided I wanted to become a real teacher. I want to be a teacher because I want to be a positive role model in children’s lives. You never know what their home life is like, or what they are going through with friends. You also don’t know how they are really feeling that day. I want to help them by being encouraging and having them feel like they have someone to turn to when they feel like they have no one on their side. I really want to change lives and watch the children grow while I educate them so one day they can be successful in the real world. A student’s educational foundation is important for their future success. Teachers assume responsibility for professional growth, performance, and involvement as an individual and as a member of a learning community(standards). Teachers understand and use varied assessments to inform instruction, evaluate, and ensure student learning (standards). Teachers need to believe in their students so they feel like they can be successful in school (standards). Teachers need to know the content they are teaching the students, this way the students feel confident they will learn the material (standards). Teachers collaborate and communicate with students, parents, other educators, administrators and community to support student learning (standards).