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PERSONAL STATEMENT

Melinda Dwyer

Ivy Tech Community College

I N TA S C S TA N DA R D # 9
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND ETHICAL
PRACTICE

The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and uses


evidence to continually evaluate his/ her practice, particularly
the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners,
families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts
practice to meet the needs of each learner.

PERSONAL STATEMENT
Description

Rationale

For this assignment, I evaluated why I

To evaluate and prepare myself for the

wanted to teach and my personal traits that

field of teaching. To document my

would make me an effective teacher. I also


discovered my educational philosophy . I
searched in my heart for what type of student
I would like to teach. I also determined the
ideal type of school district I would like to be
associated with. I gathered all this
information to create this Power Point
Presentation.

understanding of the educational


philosophies. I concluded by reflecting on
who I am and what kind of teacher I will be.

REASONS I WANT TO
TEACH
I want to make a positive impact in the world.
I want to help students achieve academic success.

I want to create opportunities for children to be the best


that they can be.
I want to create a safe and fun environment for children.

EFFECTIVE TEACHER
TRAITS
Love for children and youth
Kind
Energetic
Love for learning
Empathetic
Patient
Observant
Flexible

EDUCATIONAL
PHILOSOPHY
Essentialism
It advocates a conservative philosophic perspective.
The emphasis is on intellectual and moral standards
that should be transmitted by the schools.
Essentialists' goals are to instill students with the
"essentials" of academic knowledge, patriotism, and
character development through traditional (or back-tobasic) approaches. Schools should emphasize
discipline, hard work, and respect for authority.

FUTURE STUDENTS
I want to meet each student where they are at.
Discover their strengths and weaknesses and help them prepare
for their future.
Respectful
Loving
Eager to learn

COMMUNITY
CHARACTERISTICS
School district that supports their students and teachers.
Diverse population.

Variety of academic, athletic and social activities for student


growth.
Safe and clean environment.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO
TEACHING
I will help accurately evaluate and discover the students academic
standings.
I will develop a yearly plan for my class and set goals for each and

every individual student.


I will be flexible to teach the curriculum to each learner and speed up
or slow down when needed.
I will praise and lift up the achievements of every student in my class.

I will volunteer and serve outside of my class in my community.

FAVORITE QUOTE
A truly special teacher is very wise, and

sees tomorrow in every child's eyes.


~Author Unknown

REFERENCE PAGE
Ozmon, Howard A. (2012) Philosophical Foundations of Education, 9
Edition. Pearson
The Quote Garden. http://www.quotegarden.com/teachers.html
September 15, 2012 & October 28, 2014