Educational Philosophy

Educational Philosophy


“Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – John C. Maxwell

I aspire to be the kind of teacher who ignites a spark of excitement in my students. My goal is to demonstrate genuine care for each student, creating an environment where they reciprocate that care and support. A few years ago, I came across a quote from John C. Maxwell that stayed with me: “Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” This quote resonates deeply with me. It serves as a reminder that fostering a connection with my students goes beyond simply imparting knowledge; it’s about building trust, understanding, and mutual respect. As a teacher, I believe that demonstrating genuine care and empathy towards my students is essential for creating a supportive and engaging learning environment. When students feel valued and understood, they are more likely to be receptive to what I have to teach them.

As a way to demonstrate my care for students, I prioritize learning their names from day one. It may seem like a minor detail, but I understand its significance. I thin putting this effort in can truly make a difference: it transforms classroom into a shared exploration where students feel acknowledged, appreciated, and motivated to engage. Only then can I truly make a positive impact on their academic and personal growth. I believe that feeling connected creates a sense of safety, which is vital for learning. When students don’t feel safe, their minds wander, making it hard to focus. While we can’t control their lives outside of school, we can create a classroom where they feel safe, comfortable, and valued.

As a future science teacher, I’m passionate about making subjects like chemistry interesting, even if students have found it daunting or boring before. Throughout my educational journey, I’ve discovered that expertise in a subject doesn’t automatically translate into effective teaching. The key lies in the ability to simplify complex concepts, making them accessible to learners of all levels. I believe that being a great teacher means more than just sharing knowledge; it’s about inspiring curiosity, fostering understanding, and empowering students to reach their full potential. I aim to cultivate an inclusive classroom where every student feels valued, supported, and capable of success.

I aim to build and create a supportive learning environment by making an effort to reveal different sides of myself to my students. I want them to see that beyond being their teacher, I am also someone who tells both bad and good jokes, who has a family, and who faces similar challenges to the ones they ask about. To achieve this, I can share photos of my dog, relate personal experiences that tie into the lessons I’m teaching, and openly admit when I forget something. This transparency helps students understand that I won’t expect them to meet standards I can’t meet myself. Ultimately, it’s about recognizing our shared humanity and building connections based on mutual understanding and empathy.