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Previous Philosophy Paper (if available)
If you wrote a Philosophy of Education paper in a previous course (i.e., EDUC 350), please include it with your submission of this assignment.
Your educational philosophy and personal identity
Identify your educational philosophy and describe what you believe about students as learners, the learning process, assessment, families as partners, and how to meet students’ needs. Describe how your own personal values and biases might affect the teaching and learning of students.
Your instructional approach
Describe the first and second language and special education challenges you anticipate the students in this class will face. In your response, reference theories of first and second language, inclusion strategies, and literacy development. Discuss your instructional approach, including differentiation for students with special needs and English Language Learners.
Your management approach
How will you create a supportive, positive learning environment for diverse groups of students to promote educational equity and positive intercultural relationships? How will your ideas contribute to creating a democratic and active learning classroom? Describe approaches, strategies, and how you will organize instruction to promote educational equity and positive intercultural relationships within your classroom. Specify why these practices contribute to the creation of a democratic and engaging classroom. Use your personal experiences as an observer to support your beliefs.
Philosophy Rubric: 6 Points
Does Not Meet
Beginning to Meet
Philosophical beliefs regarding curriculum and instruction based
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Philosophy statements are generally without a clear connection with curriculum, and learning
Statements of philosophy that are not clearly related to curriculum, learning, assessment, and instruction in
Clearly stated philosophy based on curriculum, learning, assessment, and
EDMS 512, Hood