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Louisha Robinson "My Personal Philosophy of Teaching Young Children" My philosophy of teaching young children explains that with a stable

partnership between family and the teachers, children can easily learn age appropriate life s ills through play! " belie#e that young children learn from multiple life related experiences! Children$s li#es should consist of nothing but fun and learning, so " belie#e that they should ha#e fun%learning! Young children are so acti#e that learning has to be fun, according to them indi#idually, to eep their attention and interest! &ducation is the way of life! Children are taught s ills that will help transition to the more in depth s ills and nowledge they will learn as they get older! &#en when young adults begin to wor they are expected to ha#e pre#iously learned the necessary s ills for the position and'or are trained on the (ob! This alone ma es teaching #ery important! Learning new things will always be a part of life and " en(oy helping children grasp the concept! ) person only nows what they ha#e learned, and children ha#e to learn e#erything from the basics! The #ery basics including how to tal , read, and deal with their emotions! The root of these basic life s ills are taught to children by their parents! The parents are the teachers who teach from their ma eup of learned life s ills and nowledge and pro#ide the largest setting of where the child$s experiences will ta e place, the home! *ut the expanded nowledge of the teacher and the en#ironment where the learning is ta ing place are also essential! +nce a child begins to attend a child care program their educational foundation is strengthened! The child care pro#iders then become co%teachers with a little extra to their figuration, because they ha#e training, are who pro#ide de#elopmentally appropriate settings for the child! )s a child gets

older, they will de#elop e,ually to the ,uality of the foundation set! &,ually important, no matter how solid a child$s initial educational foundation is, the combination of their parent$s combine with ,uality child care pro#iders, and de#elopmentally appropriate settings children are what gi#e the opportunity to reach their full potential! This is what " want for my students! " want to be the teacher who becomes a part of their life to build upon or help repair their educational foundation! " not only want my students to master set curriculum ob(ecti#es and become independent young children, " want them to lea#e me for indergarten with a strong composition of those basic age appropriate life s ills " mentioned earlier! " plan to ha#e a curriculum where my students ha#e a slightly unbalanced indi#iduali-ed curriculum of mostly open%ended acti#ities! " want my students to ha#e the opportunity to learn as much as they want about what they want! " plan on ha#ing my teacher%directed attributes focused on things such as changes in materials and many indi#iduali-ed small group pro(ects! " plan to expand my student.s minds and creati#ity by pro#iding them with different materials! /or example, " agree with my cd 012 teachers. idea that there should be two boo s per child in the classroom and that most of them should be rotated out regularly! Curriculum has to be indi#iduali-ed to each child to ensure that each child$s needs are met! Though " plan on using a set curriculum, such as The Creati#e Curriculum$s 13 goals and ob(ecti#es, " am aware that " ha#e to do what is necessary to help each child achie#e this! ) teacher has to always remember that all children will not learn at the same pace or in the same way! This is where my many indi#iduali-ed small group acti#ities will come in! /or example, if there are a group of children who need to strengthen their fine motor s ills we would come

together as a group and cut newspaper or play with clay! Then of course there is also directional help such as setting out specific material to be used to ta e a pro(ect into a certain direction! )nd those acti#ities that ha#e to be structures such as circle time, meal time, and name writing! My forms of discipline will mostly be ta ing away the freedom of choice that " will always emphasi-e the importance of! " want the children " teach to en(oy the freedom of choice! " want them to understand that they ha#e a choice4 gi#e them control o#er something in their li#es! 5o the refusal " spea of would be something li e not allowing a child to choose what area they will play in during free time or not allowing a child to start circle time with me! My plan is simply to focus on ac nowledging positi#e attention action! *y ma ing praise and positi#e reinforcement my main theme of communication to basically force children to do positi#e and appropriate things for my attention! Redirection is also something " presently use a lot for discipline! " measure success within the field by obser#ing a child accomplish a milestone! 6a#ing a complete portfolio for each of my students showing their progress and exceptional s ill le#els is the hard copy of success! *ut " much rather en(oy those moments when you notice is finally able to do something that they ha#e been struggling with or simply a new capability that came with age! " lo#e the loo on a young child$s face when they run up to me ecstatic because they ha#e accomplished something " encouraged them to try independently! Children are the best learners to me because their learning is simple! They can build a strong educational foundation without doing any real wor ! )s we get older we learn that learning ta es a lot of wor ! *ut " am positi#e that if a child has the opportunity to learn how

they learn best early in life they will not ha#e a problem continuing school, completing college, or learning life s ills on their (ourney to happiness!