💗I found it!! I actually found my very first Educational Philosophy Statement written in graduate school! I remember drafting countless versions and finally narrowed it down to two paragraphs. As I read it, I was inspired by the words I had written. Reflecting on core values and beliefs regarding my role as an educator, professional and speech-language pathologist prompted me to print a copy to display on my desk at school!
💭I'm curious to know if your philosophy has changed over the years?
💬ALL CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT TO AN EDUCATION THAT INSPIRES INDEPENDENT COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL GROWTH,SUPPORTS ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, AND ENCOURAGES SUCCESSFUL ENGAGEMENT WITH THE ENVIRONMENT. I BELIEVE ALL CHILDREN; ALTHOUGH UNIQUE, HAVE THE ABILITY TO ACHIEVE THEIR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL GIVEN A STIMULATING ENVIRONMENT, PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED STAFF AND ACADEMIC AS WELL AS EMOTIONAL-BEHAVIORAL SUPPORTS. IT IS VITAL TO TREAT EACH STUDENT AS AN INDIVIDUAL WITH SPECIFIC NEEDS AND CHALLENGES. EDUCATION INVOLVES WORKING WITH A TEAM OF EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONALS IN ORDER TO CREATE COMPREHENSIVE, INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT PLANS THAT WILL FOSTER COMPETENCE IN ALL AREAS. STUDENTS WILL EXHIBIT A WIDE RANGE OF CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROMOTE SELF-ESTEEM AND RESPECT FOR SELF AND OTHERS AS WELL AS INSTILL A SENSE OF EQUALITY WITHIN THE STUDENTS’ PEER GROUP. SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS (SLP) SHOULD SERVE AS MENTORS TO GUIDE STUDENTS THROUGH THE MAZE OF ACADEMIC SKILL ACQUISITION AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT. COLLABORATION WITH TEACHERS AND OTHER RELATED SERVICE PROFESSIONALS IS KEY TO DETECTING STRUGGLING STUDENTS AND SHARE AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE. ULTIMATELY, IT IS MY JOB TO ENSURE STUDENTS NOT ONLY LEARN ADEQUATE COMMUNICATION SKILLS BUT ENGAGE IN THE WORLD AROUND THEM, DELIGHT IN FRIENDSHIP AND FEEL A SENSE SATISFACTION IN SUCCESSFULLY ACHIEVING GOALS. #teachersofinstagram #slpsofinstagram #teachergram #fortheloveofspeech #spedteachersunite