Teaching philosophy statement
Project description
you can use abraham maslow theory.
ECE 200 Early Childhood Education in Contemporary America
Guidelines For Teaching Philosophy Statement

Objective: Construct a personal philosophy of early childhood education synthesizing child development theories, and best practice in the field of early childhood education.

Overview: A teaching philosophy statement is an opportunity for you to articulate your emerging views and beliefs about teaching. A teacher’s Teaching Philosophy Statement drives all of their interactions with students, parents, and colleagues. Think about what you now know about theories of learning and development, developmentally appropriate practices, and other important concepts and practices in the field of early childhood education. Write a statement that accurately captures your current beliefs and knowledge as it relates to early childhood education, and provide examples where it will enhance your answer. You may use the open-ended statements given on page 21 of your textbook to begin developing your teaching philosophy statement.

Your teaching philosophy statement MUST include your views and beliefs on three aspects: teaching and learning, roles and responsibilities of teachers and you as a professional. You may use the bullets below to brainstorm and articulate your beliefs:
1. Teaching-Learning. Discuss:
a. Your views on the goals of education. What kind of a place should a school be, more specifically what kind of a place do you want your classroom to be? What do you hope the children in your class will become? What do you want them to achieve, accomplish, learn, feel, etc.?
b. What are your views about how children learn best? What kind of activities, and opportunities will you include in your classroom for children to learn enthusiastically? What is the child’s role in his/her learning?
c. Which specific theories of learning are personally meaningful to you and how do you plan to use these theoretical ideas and recommendations to help students learn?
d. Discuss the specific teaching methods, experiences, and instructional strategies that you plan to use in your classroom, that connect to and enable you to apply the theories you agree with, to make learning happen.
2. The roles and responsibilities of teachers in:
a. Preparing the classroom environment: What would your classroom look like? What will it have/include? How will it be laid out? What you would be your major goals in designing your classroom environment? How would you like your students to use the classroom space, furnishings, materials and manipulatives, schedule, routines and activities?
b. Guiding children’s behavior, classroom management and discipline: How do you plan to address student behavior issues and why do you believe that your chosen approach will work. Specifically state which approaches you will use.
c. Planning lessons and assessing children’s learning – How will you decide on the lessons that you will use in class? How will you take care that the lessons are developmentally appropriate and address the state standards –Pre K Expectations/ NJCCCS. What kind of feedback will you give your students as they work? What kind of assessment will you use to be sure that students have learned what you are trying to teach them.
d. Addressing different abilities, learning needs, styles and levels of children: How will you handle different temperaments, learning styles, special needs and cultural diversity, as you teach different children in one classroom?
e. Involving the family and community in children’s education: How do you plan to include families in your classroom? What kind of activities do you plan to use in establishing and maintaining an open communication with families and ensuring that they are involved?
3. What does it mean to be a professional?
a. What are your future goals for growth as a teacher?
b. How will you keep learning and growing as a professional
c. How you plan to use NAEYC’s Code of Ethical Conduct, and NAEYC’s Standards for Early Childhood professional preparation

Some general guidelines for writing the teaching philosophy statement:
• Keep it brief (1-2 pages)
• Use a narrative, first person approach
• Make it reflective and personal