My Philosophy of Teaching
Submitted by IMAM ALAM KHAN on 5 November, 2008 - 19:17
My conviction of teaching is based on active learning. I believe that a friendly and amicable atmosphere support learning. I also believe that a total involvement of students guarantees an effective learning. I believe in, and I more often encourage and then empower my students for critical thinking in anyway but in a critical fashion. I try to make my students agree or disagree convincingly in their opinions based on the pieces of evidence they gather. This way, I try to inculcate a sense of tolerance among them. I effectively emphasize on team work and open discussions which have often been proved fruitful as well as useful for the development of the students’ cognitive and interpersonal skill. I think in the way of Karl Menninger who says, "What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches". I believe that teachers are entrusted with a very heavy but honorable and noble task. To accomplish this task, they need to possess some qualities, at the top of which are: faith, patience, tolerance, dedication, and wisdom. My attention has always been on what can be called the “Character Ethics” as the foundation of success lies on the values like “integrity”, “humility”, “fidelity”, “temperance and tolerance”, “courage and patience”, “simplicity” and “modesty” “industry and justice” and above all “discipline”. These are the words of the Golden Rules which we, teachers, are committed to instill in the character of our students. I feel bound and aim at preparing my students physically strong, intellectually sound, emotionally rationale and educationally qualified enough to compete in this world. I try to teach them how to shoulder the responsibility of their society, community as well as their country sincerely, confidently and honestly.“I believe in authentic learning” .
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