Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Philosophy of Education

This Monday our teachers will report to work and before they are turned over to their respective Principals I will have a short address and most of it will involve my philosophy of education. Sometimes I think we look for complicated answers when simplicity is best, and this goes for education also, but anyway here are the highlights.

Student Learning is our business.
What we teach matters but what they learn matters more.
What Works-Works--What doesn't Work-Doesn't Work
Working hard at things that don't work won't make them work.
If they don't learn the way you teach-Then teach the way they learn.
Three Critical Questions to ask Yourself about Teaching
1. What do I want them to learn?
2. How do I know if they have learned it?
3. What do we do if they haven't learned it?
RETEACH-But use different methodology
Einstein said: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting to get different results.
We need to prepare students for their future-Not our past.
Classroom Management is the most important thing in your room.
Classroom rules: Respect
Students can remember these and almost all problems fall into these categories.
How do students learn:
10% What they read
20% What they hear
30% What they see
50% What they see and hear
70% What is discussed with others
80% What is experienced personally
90% What they teach someone else
How do you teach?
If knowledge creates problems-It is not through ignorance that we can solve them.

That is it in a nutshell if you agree or disagree with what is said above feel free to comment on it.

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