Philosophy statement- classroom management
Tips for writing a focused philosophy statement: classroom management and applied behavioral analysis.
|The following are some suggestions for you to consider as you develop and write your own.
It is important to be aware of your philosophy towards managing a classroom and behaviors of students. It helps you focus on why you make decisions which you will make on a daily basis in your role as a teacher. Through writing your own philosophy, you will more clearly your own values and goals for your classroom. Your philosophy essay is a description of your beliefs and goals as a teacher. There is really no such thing as “the” philosophy; our philosophies are a reflection of our own beliefs, experiences and training.
This philosophy essay on classroom management and applied behavior analysis is not a theoretical essay on these topics but an action plan for you. This is about your personal beliefs and how these will be put into action in your classroom. As you gain experience and mature you philosophy will change – it is sometimes a good idea to save copies of your earlier philosophy essays and compare them as the years go by – these gives you a clearer understanding of how your approaches may change over time.
As you develop your philosophy some of the items you may wish to think about and include may be:
· Purpose of classroom management
· Purpose of ABA
· The role of the student
· The role of the teacher
You may wish to approach the development of your philosophy by also considering the following:
What are your beliefs about children and their behaviors? (consider some of the theories you have read about and discussed today in class)
Why and how do you want to manage your classroom and behaviors?
How will you reach and manage the wide diversity of children that you will have in your classroom?
What are the needs of individual learners?
How will you organize your classroom?
What are the goals of your classroom?
As you write this philosophy essay, keep the following in mind: