What is your Educational Philosophy?

Answer these 12 questions and learn more about your educational philosophy. The steps are simple:

Educational Philosophy survey

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1. A student, who may not read on his/her own but loves to be read, asks adults to read books to him/her, and likes to discuss readings with other people, is a more advanced learner in reading than a student, who reads fluently by him/herself but hates and avoids reading.

2. The purpose of classroom management is to make sure that the students do exactly what the teacher wants and expects them to do.

3. The teacher should give students choices of classroom activities and negotiate what the students want to do and what the teacher has in mind them to do.

4. The teacher should avoid providing answers to the students in order not to inhibit the students' thinking, learning, and creativity.

5. The teacher should set classroom rules and expectations together as a way of sharing problem solving among all class participants.

6. Teaching involves sharing interests between the teacher and students and among students with the teacher guiding this process of sharing.

7. Without giving the students incentives (e.g., like rewards and punishments), they won't be motivated to learn in school.

8. Teaching is about transmitting knowledge and skills from the teacher to the students.

9. The teacher should never use extrinsic motivation (e.g., rewards and punishments) to promote learning in the students.

10. The students mainly learn by osmosis and by their discoveries in the classroom learning activities.

11. The teacher has to make sure that first the students learn rules and skills (e.g., phonics) of the targeted practice (e.g., reading) and only then their applications.

12. Interesting learning activities in the classroom will take care of classroom management without much the teacher's interventions.