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My Core Beliefs and Values
About Teaching
by Lindsey McCully
# My Core Beliefs and Values
About Teaching

## It is my responsibility to help
my students succeed

## Not all students think or
believe the things I think or
believe

## All students can learn
something in my class

## No student knows everything

## All students are different

## All students should be treated fairly

## All students are continuously
forming beliefs about the
world

## I can learn to love or at least
respect all my students

## Teaching is more than lecturing

## The students needs are more
important than the lesson

## Learning should be fun

## All students deserve my effort
as the teacher

## There aren't stupid questions or students,
they may just not understand the material

## The teacher is not better than the student

## All students should be treated equitably

## I am human, my students are human

## By: Lindsey McCully

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This means that if my studnets aren't succeeding in my class I am probably not doing something right as the teacher

This matters to how I will care about student success and the measures I will take to make sure that my students do succeed

This means that my students and I might disagree on some things, but that is okay

This matters to how I will treat my students beliefs and viewpoints respectfully, even if they contradict my own

This means that all the students that come into my class can learn something from me

This matters to my confidence as a teacher and my caring that my students learn something important in my class (it also helps me be able to decide what thing I specifically want students to take away from my class)

This means that I can teach every student something in my class even if they think or seem to know everything

This matters to my belief in myself as a teacher and to helping my students learn new skills that they don't already know about

This means that each and every one of my students will have different backgrounds and different ideas to bring to the class

This matters to my ability to teach all of my students even though they come from different backgrounds and help them have the same access to knowledge even though they are different

This means that I should treat all of my students with the utmost respect and fairness

This matters to how I will treat my students when they make mistakes or need discipline as well as when they share their viewpoints in class

This means that what I teach my students helps shape how they see the world

This matters because it helps me remember that I always need to be an example and I need to help my students develop their ideas about the world through my teaching

This means that I can learn to respect or even love all of my students and their view points

This matters to how well I will know my students and how I will show respect for them in the classroom as their teacher

This means that I need to make my lessons more student driven and make them exciting

This matters to how my students will respond to my lessons and to how it will help them learn in different ways

This means that I will need to not only cater lessons to my students needs while planning, but also be willing to change my planned lessons to be able to focus on what they need

This matters to my willingness to change my lesson on a whim to focus on what my students need as well as recognizing what they need rather than what I want to teach them

This means that I should make my class enjoyable to my students in order to foster their learning

This matters to how I plan my lessons and how I care about my students learning to love English

This means that each and every one of my students deserves my time and effort in order to help them learn (even if they drive me crazy!)

This matters to how I will treat each of my students, cater my lessons to their needs, give them help on a class wide and individual basis, and it matters to how well I know my students

This means that students or questions may seem stupid, but that stems from them not understanding the material

This matters to how I will respond to seemingly stupid questions, and gage how much my students know

This means that I as a teacher am not better and may not even know more than my students, we can all teach each other

This matters to how I will treat my future students and will help me realize and recognize what they can teach me

This means that each and every one of my students deserve to be given what they need in order to learn

This matters to how I know my students and their learning needs and how I will help them on an individual level

This means that my students and I are not perfect, we are all learning and growing

This matters to how hard I am on myself for making mistakes and how hard I am on my students for making mistakes