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My Philosophy of Teaching

If you ask ten people what they think teaching is you will get ten different answers. At the same time if you ask ten teachers what they think teaching is you'll get twenty different answers. So, what do 'I' think teaching is? Teaching is a lot of things, and at the same time one thing; Learning.

The teaching profession is dynamic, stimulating, effective, fluid, multileveled, influential, passionate, profession. Teaching includes schools, teachers, students, curriculum, but most importantly learning.

Effective teaching must be mindful of the huge impact that teachers have on their students. Teaching a student allows teachers to interact at the human level. This interaction, and influence, on a child's life is more important than we realize. Therefore teachers must choose words and actions carefully.

Teaching does not only present information to the student verbally, but non-verbally as well by watching the teachers every subtlety.

The subtleties, or intangibles, speak to the complexity and multileveled format of teaching.

Teaching involves not only the 'conscious curriculum' based ideas but the intangible side as well. Teaching is therefore an Art Form and a Calling, a noble profession involving a passion for learning and a passion for children as students. In order for teaching to be productive and successful, this passion for learning must be promoted as lifelong learning.

Effective teaching must include the passion, touch, flavor, and personality, in order to draw the students in and engage them. The more students are engaged the more positive the results.

Teaching must promote six basic attributes, the 'KSA's' and the 'Three Ts of Teaching'. Teaching is the Knowledge of the basics that are passed on, the concepts to give the students the Skills of 'effective and affective' learning, and the Attributes to be able to put the...