The way to change the future is by influencing the youth of today. The reason I choose to teach is because I love inspiring youth and helping guide them through the tough years of high school to find themselves and their goals and dreams. I believe all students possess the ability to succeed. To be a successful teacher, you need to have passion for you career to evoke the best from your students. In order to make a positive change, teachers need to be the change. By being a positive role model for your students, students are able to learn both visually and verbally about life lessons they may not learn otherwise. Today’s youth is tomorrow’s future- this phrase is commonly known and a philosophy I want to teach by.
In my opinion, inclusion is the only suitable method of teaching. I believe all students can learn and are rarely the problem- it is more how things are presented to him/her. The best teachers present equal opportunities for their students to learn and grow. Teachers need to have the knowledge and confidence to adapt teaching methods so all types of learners can flourish. My future students will be provided with a safe and welcoming learning environment in which they can feel comfortable in all aspects. Every student in my classroom will be immersed in cultural diversity and learn to accept all differences. Also, the way society is moving, it is crucial to incorporate technology in the classroom and both model and teach proper netiquette. I believe in order to get the most out of your students you need to establish a respectful and open relationship in which communication can occur. All students will have their weaknesses and it is my job to also find their strengths for which they can use.
As an instructor, I plan to use differentiated instruction as often as possible. Differentiated instruction provides instruction that has the highest chance of all students learning. I believe teachers need enthusiasm for their subject in order for their students to take interest in it. In order to learn you have to have fun. I plan to teach my students in a fresh, innovative way that both inspires and interests my students. My goal is to answer their questions and leave them desiring to find out more on the topic. My classroom and grading scheme will not be biased to any particular group of students and will only rely on fairness and equality. All my students will not be stereotyped and ranked according to non-professional classifications. Chemistry and other sciences are subjects dependent on questions and collaborative discussions. My classroom and students will feel comfortable speaking and providing their viewpoint to various dialogues. Students will hold themselves accountable for their own success and rely on me and others as support groups for which they can depend upon. Finally, I believe the best way to gain the interest of my students is by using relatable examples and subject material which they are already familiar with. Students will learn easier; and consequently, also desire to keep learning.