Monday, April 18, 2016

Episode 1 "Teaching Philosophy"

Educating Jo

Episode 1
"Teaching Philosophy"

I hope you enjoy my first episode of Educating Jo. For the best viewing experience you can watch this video on YouTube. Educating Jo Ep 1 "Teaching Philosophy"

Here is the outline I used to make the video.

Preview: Hey Jo, This week I’m going to talk to you about my teaching philosophy.


I decided to talk about my teaching philosophy for the first episode of Educating Jo, because it helps everything I do make sense. This will be a synopsis of my views in general and I will go into more detail in future episodes. My philosophy can be broken into 3 main categories.

  1. Students are AWESOME!
    1. They are the reason I got into education and are capable of doing amazing things when put in the right situation.
    2. Help them enjoy science, so they can shine
      1. Its hard reach your potential w
      2. hen you are miserable
      3. Make them more likely to view science positively in the future when it matters.

  1. Because students are awesome, it’s my job to show them off.
    1. Being transparent (having a window into my classroom)
    2. Led to the creation of this vlog.
    3. Let parents or other people who care see what is happening in school and why
    4. Someone will tell the story of school, shouldn’t it be the teachers?
      1. Examples: student blogs, using twitter, recording presentations

  1. Provide students with skills they will need for later in life.
    1. Most students won’t go into a science field, what are they gaining in my class?
    2. Collaboration, verbal communication, written communication, networking

Highlight of the week: telling my students that we are expecting!
Struggle of the week: Punnett squares and grading
Activity of the week: blood type mystery.

Feel free to leave comments here or on Youtube!

1 comment:

  1. Mr. Timm it has been awesome watching you grow as an educator and strive to improve your effectiveness everyday. You truly teach every student everyday. Our Aurora Huskies students are blessed to have you as their teacher! Every student everyday!