Competency

I believe that children are capable and competent, and must have an inclusive environment in which they are able to develop their skills, have a freedom to choose their learning style, can easily explore their surrounding world, and foster their curiosity. As an educator, I desire to provide this environment where children meet their full potential. I will provide a safe and wonderful environment where children are stimulated to learn as much as possible through play-based activities.

Interest

I believe children’s interest and development are the key elements in designing a curriculum. Through consistent observations, I would realize children’s interests and plan for play and inquiry-based activities which means that the activities should be child-directed and the educator should be a provocateur not a director. I base my belief on Vygotsky who said, "The zone of proximal development is the distance between the actual developmental level as determined by independent problem solving and the level of potential development as determined through problem-solving under adult guidance, or in collaboration with more capable peers" (Vygotsky, 1978, p. 86).

Challenges

A s an educator, I would provide appropriate challenges and assistance to children to boost their development, in order to move through the Z.P.D. Children learn from the educators and their peers. Educators also learn from children. As a result, I would observe children consistently and be an appropriate model for every single child in my classroom.

Inclusion

I n my classroom all children feel included and are provided developmentally appropriate environment and materials, regardless of any challenges they may have. They receive high-quality instruction, interventions, and supports that enable them to meet success in the core curriculum. I believe positive inclusive education occurs mainly through accepting, understanding, and attending to children's differences and diversity, which include physical, cognitive, academic, social, and emotional.

Safety

M y classroom would be safe with a positive atmosphere where children lead the class not me. I would be an active learner who learns from children, parents and colleagues.

Relationship

I believe building a positive relationship with children and families is one of the crucial factors in providing a high quality education. Children should be able to trust their educators and feel free to participate in any activity that they are interested in. Furthermore, families must have the opportunity to provide their comments and feedback about the educators.

How Does Learning Happen?


The four foundations of “How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years” would be considered in my classroom. I will provide the environment in which children can express their feelings while they are fully engaged in a variety of age-appropriate activities. Children can feel at home when they are in my classroom and happily participate in their desired learning experience.

General goals of my classroom are


To stimulate children, to improve their skills independently, while I am always available to assist them.
To help children make progress in learning by offering age-appropriate activities.
To be responsive to both children and their families.
To encourage them to learn self-reflective and solve any possible conflict.
To be up to date through self-researching and following professional workshops which are aimed to keep educators up to date.