My Journey

Foundations of Education

Reflection on Learning

Philosophical Orientations

  • Perennialism
  • Essentialism
  • Progressivism
  • Existentialism
  • Social reconstructionism


Teacher centered? Student centered?


Education in the 21st Century

  • Life and career skills
  • 4 C's - critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, communication
  • Tech skills

Social Issues

  • Poverty
  • Emotional/behavioral
  • Family


Learning Styles

  • Instructional Variety
  • Differentiated Instruction

Change in Philosophy

From teacher centered to student centered - how to best foster a love of learning

Application Goals

My goals as a teacher:

  • acknowledge and inspire each individual
  • employ a variety of methodologies that allows each student to attain his full potential
  • guide and motivate students to be self-sufficient in learning


Making it Real

  • get to know individual students instead of a class
  • try new things - keep up with new methods/technology
  • create a motivating environment by challenging and supporting students