Teaching Philosophy God I love music. I love everything about music. I love playing music, singing music, dancing to music. Most of all, I love listening to music. Have you ever listened to music? I mean really, really listened? I love when you hear a song for the first time and it sends chills up your spine. I love even more when you hear a song for the hundredth time and it suddenly gives you chills like never before. But there are two ways of listening to music. You can hear a song as one whole entity and have it make you feel so good that you want to repeat it thousands of times. Or you can hear each part of a song for what it’s worth; the lyrics, the melody, the solo , the bass line, etc., and appreciate the integration of each one for the purpose of creating one final product. Teaching is like music. It’s made up of all these intricate pieces that merge together to create a final product; the learning experience of a student. When a child learns something new, he feels great; he wants to repeat it thousands of times. As a teacher , you can step back and appreciate everything you did to that child learn: the lesson plans, the activities, the rules of the classroom, the parent meetings, the grading, the workshops, etc. The list is endless because teachers are constantly adding on to it, discovering new ways to reach their students and to create the best atmosphere for learning. That’s what teaching is all about; creating the most conducive environment for all students to be able to learn. When students receive great teaching, they sing, dance, play and listen to the music of the teacher. My life has kind of set me up for the teaching profession in ways I never realized… … middle of paper … …thing new, and in doing so, feel great about themselves and what they have accomplished. My classroom will be a safe and comfortable place for all students, no matter the race, gender, social class or disability. The students I teach will learn to respect their teacher, themselves, and each other and will learn to strengthen the learning experience of their peers whenever possible. As I said before, my objective is to teach students how to learn subject matter, therefore their successes will extend much further than my classroom. As teachers we must realize our influence exceeds the boundaries of our class and we must take on roles that aren’t generally defined in our job description. Teaching is like music, consisting of a combination of various parts that in the end should put smiles on the faces or send chills up the spines of those who experience it.