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Running head: PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT 2 Philosophy Statement A student is like a seed that is planted and cared for so it can grow. Students are placed into the soil of classrooms for a year at a time. With the help of developed lesson plans, committed teachers, and anxious learners they all have the opportunity to sprout up with the knowledge they have o served. !hese contri utions made towards the success of an individual student develops from the individual teaching techni"ues and philosophies from that particular teacher. #y eliefs are ased on two main school philosophies. !he first one is idealism. $ elieve that it is important for children to discover who they are and what they can do to ecome the very est possi le form themselves. All students have their own special talents and it is only through personal growth and development that those can e found. Without eing apart of #iss %im erly and putting myself out there $ would have never discovered my passion in sign language, especially performing sign language to songs for audiences. $ also elieve that it is important for children to e inspired to grow as individuals and work up to their own potentials. $f $ did not have the support or the inspiration to help other people in the world sign language would have never even een an option for me. !he second philosophy $ stand y is progressivism. !here are many real&world pro lems that we are faced with as we grow up that could e integrated into lessons eing taught in the classroom. 'f course the asics such as math, reading, and science are very important and with real&world pro lems the children can develop even more physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally. (aving conversations that ring up "uestions help teach children in more of a well rounded way. $ know that $ would much rather have an engaging conversation with a group on a

Running head: PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT ) particular topic that rings up "uestions that are important, ut take time to think a out. !his is the way that $ learn est. With these philosophies comes epistemology. (ow do we know what to teach* !he asics will still e taught, ut they will e taught in various ways. $ elieve that it is important for students to have the experience of various teachings that will help them understand the world on a different level. #etaphysics, idealism, and progressivism will work together. !hose three will teach children to look at things in different ways. $nstead of living your life as it is, why not think a out how it could e if you did a certain thing, and then act upon those thoughts. Students will learn to think and find who they truly are and what they elieve as well as how to make the est out of situations. !hey will have to actually e apart of situations and decide for them selves what is +real, and +not real., As well as helping the children learn and develop their individual character they will also e taught what is right and wrong. !his will relate to axiology. $ think that it is important for values and ethics to e enforced and added into lessons. Students need to know that there are some things that -ust stick and axiology is one of them. !hen logic, the decision making process and hands on experiences will e used to guide the students to make the est choice they can. !his is how $ learn. #any people tend to say what they would do or how they would do it, ut then when they are on the spot their minds struggle to find the right way to go a out the situation. !hrough developing skills for real&world situations the students will e a le to discover who they are and develop on a personal level. #y goal is to help my students on their -ourney of finding their selfs, work on their hidden talents, ecome knowledgea le in a way that can e used outside of the classroom, and use their imagination showing that nothing is impossi le.

Running head: PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT . Re+eren"es ,au"ha- #$ Eggen P$ . !arter !$ /'((01$ Introduction to teaching: Becoming a professional /2 rd$1$ !olum%us Ohio: Merrill Prenti"e Hall