S: By: Amy Alice Johnston
BC: Credits go to my very wonderful faculty advisers, professors & teacher associates.
FC: Personal Philosophy of Education
1: Kind Enthusiastic Outgoing Hardworking Creative Graduate of Child and Youth Studies Honours Brock University Future Educator of Primary/Junior Students Who is Miss Johnston?
3: Welcome! Hello Viewers, This is my ONLINE Personal Philosophy of Education. I created this "Mixbook" known as a scrapbook to share with my faculty advisors, professors, peers and to the public. One of my passions is integrating technology and social media with education. So, I thought this is a perfect way to share my thoughts, feelings and beliefs about education and how students learn. I hope you enjoy what is very precious to me! Sincerely, Miss Johnston
4: Standards of Practice
5: "The influence of a good teacher can never be erased." | -Commitment to Students and Student Learning -Professional Knowledge -Professional Practice -Leadership in Learning Communities -Ongoing Professional Learning
6: CARE RESPECT TRUST INTEGRITY | Ethical Standards
7: As a future educator and teacher candidate, I promise to fully commit to my students. Throughout my teaching instruction and classroom strategies I hope to provide students with an environment where they can reach their fullest potential.
8: Theories | -Progressivism -Constructivist | STUDENT CENTERED | -Open- ended questions -Student autonomy -Providing wait time
9: -Engaging, hands on activities -Relate to personal experiences -Rich problem solving tasks -Inquiry based learning -Social Interaction
10: -Red light, green light -Ongoing feedback -Exit slips -KWL Charts -Student conferences -Portfolios -Self & peer assessments -Culminating tasks
11: Assessment Diagnostic (for), Formative (of), Summative (as)
12: Classroom Management Strategies: -Rainstick -Countdown to silence -Meter (see picture) -Close proximity to student -Reference name in instruction -Tribe strategy -Engaging lessons
14: Integrating Technology into the Classroom | PODCASTS BLOGS IPODS IPADS SMARTBOARDS COMPUTERS
15: Technology + Classroom Instruction = Student Learning & SUCCESS!
16: Importance of the Parent-Teacher Relationship | As an educator, creating a positive rapport with parents is incredibly important. Providing multiple ways of communicating is key to reaching ALL parents. For example, creating a classroom blog, Twitter, E-mail, phone, agenda, ect.
18: Howard Garner's Multiple Intelligences | Bodily-Kinesthetic Spatial Linguistic Logical-Mathematical Musical Inter-personal Intra-personal Naturalist
19: Differentiated Instruction | “Intelligence is diverse and dynamic” and it is vital to "educate the whole being”. -Sir Ken Robinson
20: Inclusion | "Diversity should be celebrated rather than seen as a problem or inconvenience” -Brown 2011 | Bringing forth students strengths is maximized when students voice their own experiences about their culture and traditions. Sharing these experiences with the whole class is most beneficial to creating a class community.
21: Awareness & Support of Multiculturalism & Diversity
22: SUPERHEROS... -Have huge hearts -Act as role models -Intelligent -Act in the best interests of others aka children/students -Provide a safe environment aka a comfortable classroom -Determined -Set goals -Use gadgets -Unique
23: Metaphor | To be a teacher is like being a SUPERHERO!
25: The four agreements listed below will provide students with a sense of belonging and community within the classroom. These agreements will create a better learning environment, which will foster student success!
26: My Experiences in Block | My 3/4 Split Geometry Culminating Task Building Skeletons | Art Symmetrical Snowflakes "Winter Wonderland" | Language Inferencing Posters
27: "We teach who we are" - Palmer (1998) | PROUD
29: Quotes from Faculty Advisers & Teacher Associates | How Others Describe Miss Johnston | "Amy will be a great teacher and I wish her luck." | "Amy was professional in her conduct at .... , and she was a reflective and inquiring candidate to work with during her time." | "They enjoy learning with you, and several of them came and spoke to me to make sure I knew it!" | "I would highly recommend Amy, as I believe she will be an integral part of any staff she joins."
30: To be a reflective practitioner you truly need to know who you are as a person before you decide upon your personal philosophy of education. Based on my "Mixbook", I hope I have demonstrated who I am as a person and who I am as a teacher candidate. However, when in the field of education you should always be reflecting on classroom strategies or lessons that were or were not successful. Personally, I can not wait to have this opportunity!