I was recently asked to briefly put my philosophy of education into words. While I know there are things that I’ve missed, here’s my brief philosophy.
Education is an emotional, social, academic and physical endeavor in which students are asked to think, create and explore content in a collaborative environment. I believe that teachers are not the sole source of information in a classroom but should be facilitators that allow students to address and solve authentic problems thereby constructing their own knowledge. Students should not only be consumers of content but they should also be creators to share their own learning with their fellow learners. Finally, I believe that true learning occurs when students acquire content, make their own meaning from that content and then transfer that meaning to their own creations.