Educators' & Administrators' Philosophy Statements
Including one or two teacher or administrator philosophy statements in your education portfolio will dramatically increase interviews.
It is an excellent opportunity to let your personality, passion, values, and motivators shine through, which means you are marketing the authentic YOU.
We can help you with various other documents you may be asked to provide within your teaching portfolio or a document needed for a special situation or as an added job search marketing document. Below are some examples of what we can help you create:
- Philosophy of Administration Leadership
- Philosophy of Classroom Management
- Philosophy of Discipline
- Philosophy of Online Teaching
- Personal Statement
- Statement of Purpose
- Goal Statement
Do you know what a Philosophy of Education Statement is? If you are brand new to the world of education, you may have little to no experience with writing one.
A philosophy of education statement is an integral component of your teaching portfolio. Many job applicants are being asked to submit one with their resume and cover letter to further communicate the VALUE they can bring to a school or organization.
- This one statement helps demonstrate how you have been purposeful about your teaching.
- It enables you to communicate your goals as a teacher and illustrate how your teaching concepts can be transformed into real classroom activities.
- It highlights your perception of student learning and how you maximize it within your classroom.
A Philosophy of Education Statement can contain various points communicating your passion, personality, values and beliefs of teaching including, but not limited to:
- Why you decided to enter the education sector.
- How, you would you describe the benefits of a teacher.
- What style of teaching you use and why.
- How you wish to be remembered by your students, parents, and co-workers.
- Why you believe teaching is a rewarding profession.
- Which teaching strategies work to optimize students learning and development.
- How you feel that learning occurs.
- How your personal characteristics and approach to teaching impact on the learning and development of your students.
The writing of all types of education philosophy statements must be reflective, personal, engaging, and exceptionally easy to understand.
To write a philosophy of administration and leadership a different set of questions would need to be answered to ensure the proper content is targeted, engaging, concise, and effectively communicates your brand and uniqueness.
Include what sets you apart from others — this is why philosophy statements are needed in your career marketing portfolio.
You will be graded on grammar, spelling, and sentence structure, as well as on your beliefs about teaching and your style of teaching. It is critical to have a well-organized, thoughtful, and visually appealing document which gives a descriptive picture of you as an educator or administrator. Using examples or metaphors can help when you are crafting your philosophy statement. Realize, also, that your thoughts will change over time to correspond to your developing beliefs, values, views, and approach to teaching. This means you philosophy will change over time.
If you are uncertain of where to begin when developing any or all of these documents, take a look at our comprehensive articles and blog posts for ideas, or, simply order one from us online. The statement you need may be sold individually or included in our resume packages.