For your professional portfolio, you need to write your personal statement which sums up your philosophy of education. Guided by a tool that was provided by the trainers in the NPSTSL Program for writing the personal statement, I have just finished writing my personal statement as a leader which I put here for you to guide you when writing your statement. I hope you find it useful.
My Philosophy of Education
My philosophy of education springs from my long experience of teaching, training and leading people. I believe in team work so I prefer my staff to work collaboratively. To get the best out of them, I always praise their work, motivate them and build bridges of trust among faculties.
As a leader, it is my responsibility to provide a safe teaching/ learning environment for students. I believe in differentiated instruction and student-centered classrooms. I think teachers should have good rapport with students. We need to provide students with different resources and class activities. We should also activate learner autonomy.
My school is not just about getting qualifications and passing National Tests. In my school we look forward to graduating students who stand out by their unique scientific and social skills in a learning environment characterized by dedication to the national and social sense. This educational environment should be equipped with modern technology and open to others, preserving the teachings of Islam and respecting Qatari customs and traditions.
As a school leader, I make sure that parents have a say in the school vision, mission and policies. I encourage them to cooperate with the school in establishing procedures by which the community becomes involved in developing school programs.
I keep up-to-date with professional learning by attending training courses, reading about and applying new trends of teaching and leadership. I reflect upon and record my thoughts about teaching, training and leadership on my blog which is available for everyone on the Internet.