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I decided to compose a letter to myself for my Personal Philosophy of Education.
I hope that I remember to revisit this letter in the future and address the questions it holds.
February 1, 2011.
Today I am three months away from completing my Bachelor of Education Program. As I sit and attempt to describe my philosophy of education, I feel myself reflecting and evaluating my past five months.
The world of education is ever changing, each day new technologies and opportunities become available to both educators and students and as a teacher candidate I believe it is of the upmost importance that we ensure we are aware of and efficiently able to incorporate these changes and technologies into our classroom. The Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession provide teachers with a framework of principles that describe the knowledge, skills and values bestowed in Ontario’s teaching profession.
Learning a variety of activity types is an excellent resource for all teacher candidates. Most of the Web 2.0 tools I have been introduced to in the last eight weeks I had never even associated with a classroom. In the beginning, I was a bit apprehensive about incorporating technology as I felt uncomfortable with many of the tools. Now that we have been exposed to new tools, and have had the opportunity to experience them through tutorials as well as hands on activities I believe my eyes have been opened and my comfort level has been raised.
Since beginning my teacher education course, I have been overwhelmed with the idea of using technology in the classroom. In the beginning, I was opposed and nervous. As I navigate my way through different websites, I find myself becoming more comfortable and excited with the idea. As I visited my school where I will be doing my first teaching block I was amazed at how much technology is being used in the school. I must admit, in the beginning I thought Brock was just encouraging us to be the leaders in the field, but I was surprisingly proved wrong.