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Philosophy of Teaching

Friday, December 5th, 2008

PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING

Amy Everhart

 

I believe that all students have the ability and right to learn; that all students deserve to be pushed to their highest level of learning. Each student is an individual, and deserves to be treated as so. As a teacher, it is important to me to get to know my students on a one-on-one basis, to develop relationships so that I know my students, their strengths, and their needs. Curriculum and lesson plans should be designed around methods that best help students to learn.

 

Students should be pushed to learn how to be well-rounded, functioning members of society. Within a safe, stimulating and interactive classroom environment, they should be able to develop their own views on the world through critical thinking, perspective-taking, and social learning. Students should be able to learn how to be positive adult figures through watching their teachers. Thus, teachers should live their lives with integrity, modeling to their students how to be open-minded intellectuals that consider and challenge new and different ideas. Teachers should be approachable and warm, so that students feel safe within the classroom walls, and so that classroom discussion can go beyond surface-level. Upon leaving my classroom, I hope that students feel challenged and inspired.

Academic Transcript

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Fall 2004

HSP 131H: Great Issues in Humanities – 4.0

LA 101: Barcelona – 4.0

MUS 121: Marching Band – 4.0

PBSV 101: Intro to Public Service – 3.7

SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish – 3.7

 

Spring 2005

A&S 105: Intro to Anthropology – 3.7

ENGL 257: American Literature I – 4.0

HSP 172H: Great Issues in Fine Arts – 4.0

SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish Cont’d – 3.3

 

Fall 2005

EDUC 201: Processes Learning/Teaching – 3.7

ENGL 101: English Composition – 4.0

HSP 123H: Great Issues in Science – 4.0

PSYC 101: Intro to Psychology – 4.0

THEA 186: Dance Tech: Modern Creative – 4.0

 

Spring 2006

EDUC 202: Found Contexts of Education – 4.0

EDUC 261: Education of Exceptional Youth – 4.0

ENGL 243: Women and Literature – 3.3

HSP 151H: Great Issues in Social Science – 3.7

PSYC 251: Developmental Psychology – 3.7

 

Fall 2006

EDUC 338: Pedagogy of Humanities – 4.0

EDUC 348: Pedagogy of Social Sciences – 3.7

ENGL 360: Problem of Race in American Literature – 3.7

PLSC 319: Political and Social Movements – 3.3

PLSC 367: American Political Thought – 4.0

 

Spring 2007

ENGL 205: Intro to Creative Writing – 4.0

ENGL 376: Shakespeare II – 3.7

PHIL 302: Leadership Ethics – 3.7

PLSC 216: Public Policy Analysis – 3.7

 

Fall 2007

ENGL 253: British Literature I – 3.7

ENGL 261: Greek and Roman Literature – 3.7

ENGL 322: Advanced Creative Writing-Fiction – 4.0

GEOL 104: Earth Resources and Environment – 3.7

 

Spring 2008

EDUC 373: Secondary Literacy Pedagogy – 4.0

EDUC 397: Secondary Education: Boundary Crossing – 3.7

ENGL 348: English Language – 3.3

PBSV 397: Senior Colloquium – 3.7

PLSC 336: International Relations – 4.0

 

Cumulative GPA: 3.78