Section One: Your Personal Educational Philosophy
Begin by introducing yourself, as well as your educational and personal history. In this section, add details about your professional goals in the field of education. Use your answers to the questions below to build your educational philosophy.
Your Educational philosophy is the cornerstone of what makes the teacher you, well, you.
- What is the grander role that educators play in their communities?
- What, specifically, is the role of the teacher in a classroom?
- How do you plan to impact student learning and achievement?
- How do you believe students learn best?
- How do you plan to meet the emotional needs of students?
- Do you believe that all students can learn?
- What are qualities of an "effective" teacher?
- What is your overall goal as a teacher?
Section Two: Your Educational Technology Philosphy
Different from your general philosophy on education, your educational technology philosophy should serve as your personal plan to how you will guide students through the technology-rich world. In this section, provide evidence of your educational technology philosophy using the questions below for framework.
- What responsibilities do educators have in regard to technology and professional growth?
- What place, in your opinion, does technology have in the classroom?
- How do you plan to impact student learning and achievement with technology?
- What steps will you take to ensure students are able to safely navigate the technology around them?