Here at One-Room Education, it is my goal to provide you with the most practical educational tools to help your students excel in an impractical world.
What is One-Room’s Educational Philosophy?
An educational philosophy is a person or group’s views on how education should work. Here in the One-room, I put mine front and center so you know what we are all about from the start.
The 10 Educational Commandments of One-Room Education:
- You do NOT need to be a professional educator to be a good teacher.
- The primary responsibility of a student’s education falls on the parents or guardians of that student.
- The majority of education happens outside of the classroom.
- Anywhere can be a “classroom”, whether you are going to the store, the park or working at the kitchen table.
- Each student is an individual and has a unique way of looking at things that needs to be taken into consideration when creating either a curriculum or an individual lesson plan.
- Every student is able to achieve the standards we set for them, so make sure to hold them to the highest achievable standard for that student.
- Always set realistic goals for your students and yourself.
- Always ensure that every assignment has a purpose. Don’t just assign busy work for students.
- No subject is stand-alone. All subjects overlap in some way and it is important to keep this in mind when teaching any of them.
- Paper is always better. I know…”but the trees!”, but trust me, this one is backed up by a lot of science.
Now that you know what my 10 Educational Commandments are, lets delve a little deeper into each one so I can explain my reasoning behind them. *Click next page for the details*