“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” (Benjamin Franklin)
An amazing quote that is highly relatable to many. I personally hold this quote very motivational and inspiring. I would take this quote to be part of my personal teaching philosophy. Below is my personal teaching philosophy that some-what correlates to this quote of Benjamin Franklin.
My name is Bibi Fatima Mottair and I studied a B ED Degree in the Intermediate Phase. I want to pursue a career in the Teaching field. The reason why I have chosen this field is because firstly I want to encourage lifelong learning. We are never too old to learn, and we don’t have the answers to everything in life. Life is a lesson itself and since life is not a boring, teaching shouldn’t be also. Teaching in my view should involve creativity and fun from simple class activities to incorporating technology also. This will help our learners to evolve and grow with this new digital era that we are moving towards. I want to be able to teach learners to be responsible and self-sufficient based on their capabilities. Each child is unique and therefore should be cared for differently. My goal is to enable my learners to become bold, creative and critical thinkers that can ask any question out of curiosity and answer questions from knowledge attained. Communication is the foundation to understanding be it a lesson or the learner and their challenges and strengths, never take anything for granted. My effectiveness should be reflected in the learner’s class interaction, assessments and parent-teacher meetings. It should be carried out in their personal lives where I made a difference for their betterment.
I feel I am a suitable candidate because a role of a teacher is similar to that of a leader. We inspire and motive young minds to reach and opt for the best in their lives. We as teachers guide these young minds to become great or even greater leaders one day.