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My Teaching Philosophy 

My Teaching Philosophy

By Gail B. Rolle

 

“Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.”

                                                                                    -Abraham Lincoln

 

I believe that every student deserves a dedicated, fair, and professional teacher, and I strive to be such a teacher for my students. I want to inspire and encourage my students to strive toward their potential. I work hard to deliver academics in my classroom with enthusiasm, creativity and thoroughness. Most importantly, my students will feel safe, loved, and cared for.

 Along my students’ learning journey, I want them to feel comfortable with making a mistake, giving the wrong answer, and sometimes failing. I teach my students that those things lead to growth and learning. All I ask is that my students try and make a strong effort at whatever they are attempting. I am their facilitator, and I am learning right along with them. I am the Lead Learner in my classroom.

 The following quote from author Dr. Hain Ginott is a continued reminder of how my attitude, actions, and words in the classroom have a profound affect on my students.

I’ve come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or de-humanized.     -Dr. Haim Ginott