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Santa Rosa Junior College. Teaching Portfolios and Philosophies of Education. Below are some articles we have written specifically on teaching portfolios and philosophies of education, that have appeared in our free bi-weekly newsletter. If there is anything we can do to make your job search easier please contact Candace by clicking here. Check out the other sections: Resumes 101, Cover letters 101, Interview Help 101, Education Job Search 101 and Career Change 101. Your Teaching Portfolio is the Key to a Successful Job Search - Teachers seeking jobs in today’s market need to use every tool at their disposal to secure a teaching job. One of the most valuable tools that a teaching candidate can possess is a strong teaching portfolio. A solid teaching portfolio contains... Does Your Philosophy of Education Statement Reflect Who You Are? - If you are seeking new job opportunities in the teaching profession, having a clear, concise, and effective Philosophy of Education statement, often referred to as a Teaching Philosophy, is critical...

Success Stories "Candace: Your Teaching Portfolio is the Key to a Successful Job Search. Teachers seeking jobs in today’s market need to use every tool at their disposal to secure a teaching job. One of the most valuable tools that a teaching candidate can possess is a strong teaching portfolio. A solid teaching portfolio contains a variety of different pieces of evidence which demonstrate your ability as a teacher and passion for education. Your portfolio should allow prospective employers to envision how effective you will be as a teacher instructing within their classroom.

Teaching Resume and Cover Letter Be sure to include an up-to-date teacher resume and letter of intent in your teaching portfolio. Philosophy of Teaching Most education training programs require their licensed candidates to compose a philosophy of teaching. License and Certifications Place your most current license and certifications in your portfolio. Test Scores Include all passing test scores, regardless of the quality, in your portfolio. Job Recommendations or References Sample Lessons Success Stories. Suggestions for Writing Your Own Educational Philosophy.

You will be required to submit an up-to-date philosophy with your student teaching application; many districts require applicants to submit a philosophy along with other material. Your philosophy is a statement of PERSONAL beliefs and how these will be put into action in your classroom - the philosophy is not a theoretical essay on education but an action plan for you. It is often used by administrators to judge whether the applicant is the "kind of person that I would want in my school or teaching my children.: Note that your philosophy will change as you mature in the profession and gain additional experiences; it is sometimes a good idea to save copies of your earlier philosophies and compare them to your current philosophy to more clearly understand how your approach to education changes.

The purpose of education the role of the student in education the role of the teacher in education the role of the teacher in the community Why do you want to Teach? Whom are you going to Teach? Philosophy of Education. 1. Problems in delineating the field There is a large—and ever expanding—number of works designed to give guidance to the novice setting out to explore the domain of philosophy of education; most if not all of the academic publishing houses have at least one representative of this genre on their list, and the titles are mostly variants of the following archetypes: The History and Philosophy of Education, The Philosophical Foundations of Education, Philosophers on Education, Three Thousand Years of Educational Wisdom, A Guide to the Philosophy of Education, and Readings in Philosophy of Education.

Part of the explanation for this diffuse state of affairs is that, quite reasonably, many philosophers of education have the goal (reinforced by their institutional affiliation with Schools of Education and their involvement in the initial training of teachers) of contributing not to philosophy but to educational policy and practice. 1.1 The open nature of philosophy and philosophy of education. Educational Philosophy - Design Your Educational Philosophy To Guide Your Decisions. While studying to be teachers, we are often asked to write out our personal educational philosophies. This is not just an empty exercise, a paper only meant to be filed in the back of a drawer. To the contrary, your educational philosophy statement should be a document that serves to guide and inspire you throughout your teaching career.

It captures the positive aspirations of your career and should act as a centerpiece around which all of your decisions rotate. When writing your educational philosophy statement, consider the following: What do you see is the grander purpose of education in a society and community? What, specifically, is the role of the teacher in the classroom?

How do you believe students learn best? Here is a sample educational philosophy statement: I believe that a teacher is morally obligated to enter the classroom with only the highest of expectations for each and every one of her students. 9th/10th Grades - Social Studies SOLs, ESOL. Powerful Teaching and Learning - High School Social Studies. The Teaching Philosophy of Mr. Barton. THE SOCIOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE. Before we go any further here, has it ever occurred to any of you that all this is simply one grand misunderstanding? Since you're not here to learn anything, but to be taught so you can pass these tests, knowledge has to be organized so it can be taught, and it has to be reduced to information so it can be organized do you follow that?

In other words this leads you to assume that organization is an inherent property of the knowledge itself, and that disorder and chaos are simply irrelevant forces that threaten it from outside. In fact it's exactly the opposite. Order is simply a thin, perilous condition we try to impose on the basic reality of chaos... --William Gaddis, JR, p. 25 According to C. There are at least three broad intellectual traditions of this subdiscipline.

In developing precisely how knowledge becomes socially modified, sociologists have focused on such processes as: How does one know what knowledge is factual in this medium, what ideas are worthy of our attention?