Main Aspects of Teaching Philosophy

The appropriate teaching philosophy is to remain flexible to change and use personal learning in multi-adaptable situations as an educational professional in today’s classrooms.
A school is operated much like a business, with some form of superior executive hierarchy and a variety of administrative and support roles that are inter-dependent on one another to facilitate student learning and the exchange of classroom knowledge. With this in mind, a professional educator with the right philosophy will view the children as stakeholders, whereby their personal assessments of the curriculum and teacher competence will likely impact learning and long-term retention of course materials. One recent study in middle school social studies courses identified that many social studies teachers, in this age category, are out of touch with the newest and latest themes and concepts in social learning (Vontz, Franke, Burenheide and Bietau, 2007). Essentially what the authors are saying is that the teacher is not keeping well-versed with recent social trends and is therefore unable to provide adequate teaching since they are using outdated or no-longer-relevant information. This all points to the need for the teacher, as somewhat of a business professional, to be proactive in understanding the recent theories and concepts in order to provide a more balanced curriculum. Much like a business strategist scans the external environment for competitive threats, the self-developing teacher looks for opportunities to keep up with important student-related social concepts.
Student assessment of their teaching ability and performance, as previously mentioned, also involves recognizing that their talents and contribution toward learning are being assessed by senior leadership under a performance management system. Some of the common criteria teachers are measured&nbsp.by including the ability to encourage group engagement, build strong professional relationships, and support positive change in the educational environment (Ovando and Ramirez, 2007).&nbsp.