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Why I Should Study Law - There was a time years ago, while I was still in high school, I remember consciously making the decision to not to devote myself to making as much money as possible, but to instead devote myself in the service of others. It is not some grandiose moral quest. To be honest, I just feel moving things forward is a much harder, more engaging, and far more interesting path than trying to accumulate vast sums of wealth. When I went to college, I spent countless hours reading everything I could find that might help prepare me to make a difference....   [tags: Personal Statement] 703 words
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My Passion For Medicine - I quote a man who has been accepted by the general populace to be accurate in his observations of society: “Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work”, Aldous Huxley is known to have said. I know not the purpose of life, but I know of passion, and mine lies in medicine. I moved from New York to an impoverished village in India during my pre-adolescent age. There, my life saw juxtaposition like no other. From air-conditioned, colorful children wards where the nurse gave you “I was brave!” stickers (despite you throwing a fit) and lollipops, I saw children screaming in agony as crude and outdated procedures such as lobotomies were used to treat relatively simple issues....   [tags: Personal Statement] 701 words
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Education Goals - I grew up in rural central Florida raising livestock and produce. I took pride in the hard labor that was caring for the animals and tending the crops, but I could never find fulfillment in that routine. At nights, I would tinker with computers to eventually become an expert in computer security. The skills that I obtained earned me a full-time job at the university and a paycheck I’d use for tuition. For the next several years I continued to sharpen my technical knowledge while attending school part-time....   [tags: Personal Statement] 996 words
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Doctoral Degree in International Health - I am pursuing a doctoral degree in international health because I believe it is the next important step in my career in public health research. I have a passion for research, I enjoy the disease detective work, and I think there are still many important public health problems that are yet unsolved. I have been working at the Centers for Disease Control for 7 years, and my experiences have provided hands-on application of public health research conducted in often challenging, resource-limited settings....   [tags: Personal Statement] 1346 words
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Saving Lives - The flashing yellow lights turned a glaring red, signaling me to an abrupt halt a short distance away from the Pembroke Pines Fire Department. Somewhere, there was a fire or some other emergency, and the firefighters were preparing to leave. I desperately wanted to beat the rush hour traffic home, but my frustration took a back seat to the thought of the lives that could possibly be hanging in the balance, waiting for the speedy arrival of these brave men and women. Men and women, who had committed to the task of saving lives under the most dangerous of circumstances....   [tags: Personal Statement] 866 words
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Public Service Scholar Reflection Essay - My service experience at UNC has been nothing short of phenomenal. Although I was not incredibly involved with service in my freshman year, I was very privileged to have been offered an opportunity to perform a service project in Bolivia in the area of microfinance. My summer was spent working in a microfinance NGO in Cochabamba, Bolivia called CADEPIA, La Cámara de Pequeñas Industrias y Artisanías. I spent my first few weeks performing a needs-assessment with employees within CADEPIA as well as the micro-entrepreneurs who worked with the organization....   [tags: Personal Statement] 754 words
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Master of Planning/Master of Public Administration Dual Degree - I am pursuing a Master of Planning/Master of Public Administration dual degree in order to complement and leverage the business management experience gained in the corporate world to help environmental conservation non-governmental organizations achieve their missions of sustainable development. During my 20+ years in Corporate America, primarily in information technology and mortgage finance, I procured a diverse set of skills – business and financial management, project work, operations and human resources management – that are valuable to any organization, profit-oriented or mission-based....   [tags: Personal Statement] 1065 words
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Who I Teach - Who I Teach I teach local government employees and officials who are involved in purchasing and contracting on behalf of their local government. My students include purchasing agents, finance directors, and attorneys, as well as clerks, engineers, public works directors, managers, elected officials, and others. What I Teach I teach subjects related to North Carolina local government contracts, including purchasing, construction, property sales, conflicts of interest, contract management, and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) compliance....   [tags: Personal Statement] 739 words
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Application for the Position of Associate Dean in the KSOEHD - In an era of declining regard for education among the general populace, I see the position of Associate Dean in the KSOEHD as an opportunity to make a difference in improving programs for our students and, in turn, reversing some of the negative sentiment our profession is experiencing. The application guidelines include the following expectations for the position: • A prior record of successful development and implementation of programs or special projects involving multiple constituencies • A creative thinker and consultative communicator with excellent problem solving skills • Demonstrated ability to link effectively with P-16 colleagues • Ability to promote opportunities for faculty and students for continuing professional development • Demonstrated capacity in adapting to changing opportunities and challenges • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse community groups and organizations • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality reports and documents • Demonstrated success at obtaining external grants I believe the following letter highlighting my teaching, scholarship and service, together with my CV, will address my knowledge, skills and experiences related to these expectations....   [tags: Personal Statement] 1229 words
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The Gatton Academy Admissions Essay - I have always set big goals, and had even bigger dreams. However, these dreams aren’t like those of some of my classmates such as becoming a movie star or a famous soccer player, but ones of curing cancer and providing the world with answers to scientific phenomena. Should the Gatton Academy provide me the chance to take the next step toward fulfilling these dreams, very little would prevent me from attending. The Academy provides many opportunities for students who want a challenging education, ranging from performing research under university faculty supervision, to a healthy atmosphere of competition, to an extensive curriculum that incorporates student interests....   [tags: Personal Statement] 676 words
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UNESCO Fulbright Fellowship Program Application - I am applying to the UNESCO Fulbright Fellowship Program to work in the Bureau of Strategic Planning (BSP) within the Division of Programme, Planning, Monitoring and Reporting. As a Fulbright Fellow, I am currently working as an English Teaching Assistant at Gwangyang High School in South Korea. I recently graduated from Williams College, in Williamstown, MA, where I majored in Economics with a concentration in Africana Studies. I am qualified for the UNESCO Fulbright Fellowship because I have a diligent work ethic, experience with research and economic analysis, and I adapt easily to new environments....   [tags: Personal Statement] 799 words
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My Foundation of My Identity - ... Along the way, Grandma taught us the names of the multiple wild flowers gracing the paths and the various animals we encountered. In addition to hiking, Grandma took us on numerous bike paths, and we also frequently went bird-watching. Although this may seem boring and lame, I always looked forward to the pleasant summer days when Grandma would take us down to a small town along the backwaters of the Mississippi to enjoy a small picnic while searching for signs of wildlife. We grew so excited when we spotted cooties through our binoculars, a small bird that frequented the backwaters, and we occasionally enjoyed a brief glimpse of trumpeter swans and even snapping turtles....   [tags: Personal Statement]
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Giving Back To Society - ... A characteristic excitement of my undergraduate work has been striving to relate computer science to other fields such as music and arts as a whole. The depths of such relational explorations therefore thrill me. Two summers ago, I contributed in such exploration with the Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates (DREU) at the Ohio State University (OSU). During 10 weeks, I worked under Dr. Christopher Stewart, a graduate professor at OSU; and Jing Li, a graduate student. I examined the flow of energy at different levels in datacenters by collecting power usage information in some local datacenters....   [tags: Personal Statement] 1299 words
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Obtaining a PhD in power systems engineering - ... Some weeks later, I read a story in the local newspapers about a family of four, found dead in their home, on their beds. The post-mortem report poses the cause of the death was carbon monoxide poisoning from the generator they used overnight. Though the tragedy was partly due to some carelessness on their part (the generator should have been placed far away from their sleeping area), I could not help but wonder how the tragedy would have been avoided if there was constant power supply in the country....   [tags: Personal Statement] 1545 words
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About the desire to pursue postgraduate research - ... The output was a compilation of critical analysis of original documents, specialized literature, site visits, comparative tables, interviews and submissions of exemplary solutions, all of which increased my analytical and communicative skills and allowed me to win a studentship for a PhD to start the following year. It was the opportunity to networking and to be involved in a series of events and conferences at the forefront of sustainability in Europe. Being able to read and write in five languages I had the chance to extensively sourcing the main international literature, gaining experience and finding information and guidance on relevant researches, making contacts with academics and research laboratories abroad such as Prof....   [tags: Personal Statement] 931 words
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Statement of Educational Philosophy - Statement of Educational Philosophy What is a humanitarian. Webster's Dictionary defines it as one who practices philanthropy; an effort to promote human welfare. As a child, I always knew I wanted to become a humanitarian. I have always loved to help people, which I viewed as a very special gift granted from God. However, it never occurred to me that becoming a teacher would be the best way to share my gift. I always looked at health care options and even exceeded in the nursing program....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays] 1077 words
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Personal Accomplishments - My extensive hands-on experience and evidence of achieving results as a leader and a manager demonstrates my ability to quickly understand and learn new concepts and issues. Over the last two years I have been seconded to several different and challenging positions due to my personal drive, focus on outcomes, integrity and agility, i.e.: - I currently manage the closure of the Australian Technical Colleges program after managing the $14.7b Building the Education Revolution (BER) IT and Communications Section....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 772 words
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Mission and Vision Statement - ... A mission statement involves strategic planning in how one perceives to set forth accomplishments. The mission statement of an educator provides significance to imply a purpose that will be beneficial to the educational needs of students. Students are given the opportunity to learn efficiently from educators that are diligently dedicated and knowledgeable of their profession. Incorporating programs that reflects one’s mission will ensure learning that is flourishing. 21st Century for example, is an educational organization that provides the required assets for educational opportunities to thrive....   [tags: Education]
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Bad Personal Statements - Bad Personal Statements Bad personal statements are much easier to describe than good ones. Here are some tips on what to avoid : The expanded resume: "I did this, then I did that; afterwards I joined X, formed Y, and won award Z." Why this is bad: all of that stuff is on your app and your resume. Your personal statement contributes zero to your file. The position paper: "Legislative reform is urgently needed. Senator X did this, Senator Y did that. We need to stop this....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 535 words
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Writing Personal Statements - Writing Personal Statements As colleges and universities diminish their reliance on LSAT and GPA numbers in the selection of students to admit, narrative submissions become more significant. The personal statement is the primary way you can make sure the people on the admissions committee are familiar with who you are -- not merely what you have accomplished. Remember that it is an essay you are preparing that should be interesting and revealing about you. Below are some suggestions you may find useful as you prepare your personal statement....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 413 words
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Extended Goal Statement - Extended Goal Statement I sat in my child development class in a “brick and mortar” classroom setting. What was I doing there. I was extremely interested in what the professor was speaking on and what was being discussed. However, I was beginning to doubt whether I wanted to continue in my current field of study, Speech/Language Pathology. I no longer felt I was being fulfilled. There was something lacking. I talked to a few of my friends who mentioned how much money I would make as a Speech/Language Pathologist....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1060 words
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Summative Statement - Summative Statement I did not set out to be a teacher nor did I set out to be a leader but today I am both a teacher and a leader in educational technology. Through my studies in the Educational Technology program at the University of Alaska Southeast I have created a solid foundation for that leadership role. My portfolio shows what I have learned in educational technology and my growth as a technology leader. Each artifact was chosen to emphasize what I believe is most important in education for me....   [tags: Personal Experience] 609 words
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Statement of Purpose - ... Following my natural inclination, I actively pursued courses and projects that enhanced my knowledge and research experience in the communications field. Undergraduate courses such as Mobile Communications, Electromagnetic Field Theory, Digital Communications, Antenna and Wave Propagation, Microwave Engineering gave a strong grasp of the fundamentals of Communications. I enjoy doing investigative and innovative work, especially when it leads to practical applications. My first tryst with research began in my Fresh-man year for a term project when I successfully designed, implemented and successfully installed a ball counting system based on 8051 micro-controller using IF Transmitter and detector for a small tennis ball manufacturing factory in my home town....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 1357 words
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The Bank Statement - As another bank statement slipped through under my brown antique door, my body filled with dread. I sat petrified at my desk as the never-ending replays of an unwanted memory, mindlessly crept back into consciousness. I drifted back to when I was twelve and in debt of two and a half thousand dollars with three days to return this sum. The terror of what would happen if failure prevailed saturated my mind. The familiar sound of her voice. The familiar sound of bones breaking. As I pondered over my dilemma, my mind turned to unacceptable ways like prostitution and drug dealing....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1037 words
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Life Mission Statement - What is our purpose in life. Myself and many others and have asked this question, yet there is no universal answer. I however, have been able to come to a conclusion as to how I would like to lead my life. My life mission statement is to be able to help others and those around me through hard work, loyalty and teaching. I’ve been able to decide my life mission statement through various experiences in my life which include volunteer work, sports and my education. Along with creating my life mission statement, I’ve also been able to create an outline as to how my life will be in the future and how I plan to succeed in fulfilling my life mission statement....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 1454 words
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Personal Narrative - Starbucks - Starbucks I don't belong at Starbucks. I don't belong at Starbucks because I often wear colors other than jet black, and am decidedly unhip. I don't belong at Starbucks because I don't own a cell phone and resent most people who do unless they are nine months pregnant, stranded on I-95 in an ice storm, or both. I don't belong at Starbucks because I am one of those New York City Greenwich Village residents who moved here because I loved those real bongo-beater, poetry-reader coffee houses which are rapidly being replaced by Gap stores, CVSes, expensive eateries, and Starbucks, and join my neighbors in lamenting the demise of Edna St....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay] 480 words
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Personal Narrative- Destruction of Nature - Personal Narrative- Destruction of Nature If you ever get a chance to visit Chaco Canyon National Monument in New Mexico, you should take the time to just stand in the desert and listen. The silence in this place is physical; you can feel it surround you. This is a silence with depth and layers that are unbroken even by the wind, which moves through emptiness and speaks only in occasional sighs through the canyons. The air itself is very clear—the lack of humidity gives the cliffs and buttes sharp lines, and the colors of the earth, though muted, stand in stark relief to the blueness of the sky....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1625 words
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Philosophy Statement - Philosophy Statement Teaching is a job that will always be in high demand. I feel teaching is very important because the future depends on it. In this paper, I plan to tell my personal reasons for becoming a teacher, future goals, and my philosophical views on education. My main reasons for wanting to become a teacher are time with family and vacation time, working with students, teaching kids the importance of exercise, and intellectual matters. As a teacher, I will have a lot of time to spend with my family....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 716 words
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Philosophy Statement - Philosophy Statement I believe that education is the key in developing today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders. Education is the basis on which individuals develop their self-concept and the desire to become more knowledgeable. I want to become an educator because I am interested in helping elementary students become active learners and also to assist with their social skills. I believe I can make a difference to many students as they start their educational foundation. I feel that all teachers should possess the desire to devote their hard work and efforts to their students’ educational success....   [tags: Teaching Teachers Education Essays] 1051 words
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Philosophy Statement - Philosophy Statement Education is one of the most important jobs I believe one can do because children learn what they need to succeed in life, along with responsibility, people skills, and leadership. I cannot imagine a job I would be more passionate doing other than teaching, especially since I love children. I want my classroom to be very exuberant and lively. I want to have paintings on the walls, along with educational and motivational posters. My bulletin board will be changed monthly....   [tags: Educational Teaching Teachers Essays] 884 words
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Characteristics of a Problem Statement - ... In addition, the problem statement informs and instills curiosity in the reader about the nature of the study. The problem statement includes the problem; whom it affects and when and where the problem is evident. In addition, supporting peer reviewed resources and valid reasons explaining how and why the problem needs to be resolved is an important component of the problem statement. The problem statement is about 250-300 words long. According to Cresswell (2005), the problem statement is the most important part of the research, thus placing it at the beginning of the study as an introduction to the study (as cited in Ellis & Levy, 2008, p.27)....   [tags: Education]
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Nokia's Vision Statement - ... Based on this definition and the characteristics of an effectively worded vision statement, Nokia vision is directional and forward looking and the products/ market/ customer/ technology change will help the company prepare for the future and focusing on allocating all human and technology resources that have to guide managers in making strong business decisions. Also this vision statement is flexible ; it not only once but for all time allowing the managers to make the right adjustment at the right time, and feasible for allowing the company to achieve the targeted goals according to specific dead time....   [tags: Business Management ]
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A Statement on Original Sin - A Statement on Original Sin First articulated by Augustine (A.D. 354–430), the doctrine of original sin holds that all of Adam’s descendants inherit the guilt of Adam’s sin and thus incur the punishment for Adam’s sin. Inheriting Adam’s guilt at birth, then, presumes one guilty before God at birth and destined for hell. This is the basis for the Catholic need for infant baptism, for the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception (that Mary herself was uniquely conceived free of Adam’s guilt), and for the belief that salvation is only available through connection with the Church via baptism....   [tags: Theology] 581 words
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Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum Statement - TL-III Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum Statement In order to facilitate technology-enhanced experiences that maximize student learning, I look to current research in educational technology in order to design methods and strategies for teaching content standards and student technology standards simultaneously. The 2007 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Education Technology Standards for Students and Performance Indicators for Students (NETS*S) provide my current student-centered road map....   [tags: Education, educational technology, technology]
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Personal Learning Plan - ... Ever since I have been in high school I have always been a good listener. People have always opened up to me, with their ideas and aspirations. By using a part of each person's idea or aspiration including my own. I was able to create a shared picture of the future, thus getting those individuals to commit to a shared vision. It is easier said than done, but it is something that I use and continue to develop. In the military, I deal with people from different walks of life. Working with such a diverse group of people has allowed aspects of my mental model to interfere with my duties as a leader....   [tags: Reflection ]
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Personal Narrative - Marching Band Competition - Personal Narrative- Marching Band Competition This season was only the second year that I had been in marching band, even though we did do parades in middle school. The year before, I was selected to be drum major of the upcoming marching season. I was excited to meet the challenge of getting back to the state championships. It was also nerve-racking because I felt if we didn't make it to state, it would be my fault. To be truthful, later on I experienced both sentiments from some of the most influential, heart-warming, absolutely awesome friends that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 1352 words
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Personal Narrative- Wrestling State Championship - Personal Narrative- Wrestling State Championship The man in the zebra stripped suit threw my hand up in victory once again. As I stood in the center of the colorful wrestling mat with slight tears running down my cheeks and heavy perspiration washing down my face, I found myself lost in disbelief. As my friends and family stood cheering me on, I stood tall and proud in the middle of the mat. I couldn't help but realize that unbelievably, for the second year in a row, I had achieved my main goal....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 899 words
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Professional and Personal Goals - Introduction For the past eleven years I have been working in the web designing and development field, specifically for colleges and universities. Beginning at Peirce College, while pursuing my undergraduate degree in information technology, and working as a work-study student on the college’s website, I was able to acquire experience and web development and design techniques that are used in a higher educational setting. After graduation from Peirce, I was employed as the web manager and eventually assistant director of web communications at Philadelphia University, where I continued to learn techniques specific for universities, such as how to design site that appeal to prospective students, how to manage different faculty, staff, and departments online needs, and how to build successful online promotional campaigns and initiatives....   [tags: Personal Ambition]
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Free Essays - Role of Names in A Personal Matter - The Role of Names in A Personal Matter Names are an important part of defining one's identity. After all, when someone asks you who you are you tell him your name. Reading A Personal Matter I was struck by the role of names in the story. The main character is known as Bird and this nickname gives Bird an identity that he struggles to overcome throughout his story. He sees himself as being just like a bird. "It wasn't only that his hunched shoulders were like folded wings, his features in general were birdlike....   [tags: A Personal Matter] 460 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education We are living in a moment of deep historical mutation in which traditional meanings are dissolving. This makes it necessary to re-think the certainties in which the Essentialist thinks. Bringing us back to the basics of life with core curriculum. My philosophy beliefs on education are based on Essentialism and Progressivism. Essentialism is grounded in a conservative philosophy that accepts the social, political, and economic structure of American society. While Progressivism has a respect for individuality, it is believed that people learn better through active interplay with others....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 836 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education Relating my reasons for becoming a teacher was not a very difficult task for me; to accomplish this task I simply needed to reflect upon and describe some of my own personal experiences. I relied basically upon my memories and thoughts about my own educational experiences. However, describing my philosophy of education was much more difficult task for me to accomplish. First of all, before I could properly describe my philosophy, I realized I needed a working definition of the concept of philosophy....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1493 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - Philosophy Teachers have been a part of my life for as far back as I can remember. Different individuals have shown me so much in a variety of capacities: some worked in a classroom, some coached me outside of it, and some individuals have simply been a model for how to live a rich life. I consider them all teachers. My decision to become a teacher is founded in the idea that it is one of the most direct ways to influence young people. I believe that students do look upon teachers as role models, sometimes even as they pledge dislike for teachers to their classmates....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1099 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - My Personal Philosophy of Education One’s philosophy might contain views and values of education, methods of teaching, the purpose of a good education and why one uses certain curriculum. I feel that these four aspects are most important to me in my personal philosophy and will be in my classroom one day. I believe that the overall purpose of education is not only to teach students certain skills, but also to teach them to be their own person and individual thinkers. As a teacher one has to fulfill the role of educating and go beyond the teaching aspect, you have to be a role model, a fill in mommy, and a friend....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement Essays] 1326 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education For me, the decision to become a teacher is more of a way of life than a career. I have always loved school, practicing at being school marm from a young age, and voraciously devouring every shred of education offered me in my career as a student. If it were possible, I would be a student for the rest of my life. And then I still would not have learned enough. As a teacher, I hope to instill this appetite for knowledge in secondary students. They are, after all, the future leaders of the world, and what better place to expand the minds of the generations to come than here in Appalachia where education programs, especially the sciences, which I plan to teach, are poorly funded and children’s dreams often fall by the wayside under the weight of everyday life....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1629 words
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Statement of Purpose - ... A presentation on ‘Use of Fluorides in Dentistry’ and a seminar on ‘Maintenance of Good Oral Hygiene’ enabled me to get a good grasp of the area under study. Believing that doing is the best way of learning I actively participated in developing projects. A model project on ‘Various Types of Teeth Stains’ broadened my perspective on the subject. The opportunity to conduct a free dental health check up for incarcerated individuals was unrivalled. This was followed by general awareness about oral hygiene....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 1049 words
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The Convergence of Personal Computers and Consumer Electronics - ... This concept may cause consumers to become fearful of these types of products and avoid them all together (2011). Consumers are concerned that their new TVs will be obsolete before the end of the year (2011). The Internet and TVS can be intimidating and complicated for many consumers (2011). Consumers are already familiar with a cable box and an audio-video receiver (2011). Combining the Internet with the TV removes the relative easy of these components (2011). Some connections with the PC and home theater require a consumer to have an IT degree (2011)....   [tags: Technology ]
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Fundamentals Of Financial Statement - Fundamentals of Financial Statements Starting a business requires much time, commitment and patience. The ultimate goal of most businesses is to be professionally and financially successful. In order to show the progress of the business operations, meticulous financial statements must be kept. This statement communicates economic information about the business to individuals involved in making decisions and judgment. According to the University of Phoenix 2006, "An entity's financial statements are the end product of a process that starts with transactions between the entity and other organizations and individuals." Connie Rochce started a cookie business in November 1986....   [tags: Business Accounting] 840 words
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Statement of Philosophy of Education - Statement of Philosophy of Education My philosophy of teaching and education in general is very broad at this stage in my career. I am sure that as I teach in future years, my philosophy of teaching will change as I gain experience. As for now though, the following paper will describe the way I feel about teaching, learning and education in general. First, I view learning as a journey the students take throughout their school careers and throughout life. I feel that on this journey, teachers are placed in the position to help guide these students to their destination, or at least help them on their way....   [tags: My Philosophy of Education] 819 words
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Background and Statement of Need - Background and Statement of Need The High Achievers team works sixty-hour weeks for 52 weeks of the year for a major marketing firm. The previous year was extremely stressful and hectic for the team members who have worked diligently to reach our respective department goals. The High Achievers team exceeded our goals and subsequently helped increase our company corporate goal by 150%. As a reward for going above and beyond the corporation goals/expectations, the company rewarded The High Achievers with a bonus; an all expense paid trip to Cancun....   [tags: Papers] 1240 words
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Assessment of a Statement About Law - Assessment of a Statement About Law ‘In general, the criminal law prohibits the doing of harm but does not impose criminal liability for omission to act’ Criminal liability is rarely imposed for true omissions at common law, though there are situations where a non – lawyer would consider that there has been an omission but in law it will be treated as an act and liability will be imposed....   [tags: Papers] 500 words
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Statement of Educational Goals - Statement of Educational Goals The role of the teacher has changed, perhaps evolved is a better word, since students left the atmosphere of home schooling to that of the classroom. I'm sure that there have always been innovative teachers, but lecture and paperwork (or slate board work) were at one time the norm. In some classes it still is. However, the fact that we have so many stu- dies concerning the development of learning skill, such as the four stages that Piaget ident- ified, and so many theories on the best way to teach a child, such as Constructivism versus Behavorialism, indicates that many educators have realized there have to be better ways, than exclusive lecture and paperwork, to evoke learning....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Essays] 1326 words
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Statement of Philosophies of Teaching and Learning - Statement of Philosophies of Teaching and Learning Teaching is about preparing an individual to survive in the world around them. In an educational institution, not only are you relaying information of a certain content area to a student as a teacher, but also you are showing this individual how to learn, listen, cooperate, and be responsible. Concepts that are foreign and unknown must be made familiar, from the ancient civilizations to working in groups with people unlike you. Preparing students with this kind of knowledge allows them to successfully undertake the demands of higher education or any career....   [tags: Education Teachers Essays] 664 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement Making the decision on a career is very difficult, especially for young adults who have not experienced the world. By the time I was a junior in high school, I was forced to choose a major for the purposes of taking courses geared toward that area. My first thought is that I would be stock broker; I envisioned myself wearing smart suits and classy pumps. After that, my career choices seemed based on my current daydream. If a career seemed to interest me, I could see myself in that role....   [tags: Teachers Careers Education Essays] 1037 words
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Statement of Educational Philosophy - Statement of Educational Philosophy Ever since I was in the seventh grade I knew that teaching was the profession for me. I had a wonderful teacher, Cathy Adkins, who was and still is my greatest inspiration. She was not like any teacher I had in the past. She was different. I call it the “personal effect,” because she just wasn’t a teacher, she was a friend. I know we are taught not to make friends with students, but it really does make a difference. I want to be the kind of teacher that a student feels comfortable coming to about anything, one that can take time out of there personal life because a student needs them....   [tags: My Philosophy of Education] 866 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement Ever since I was born and could comprehend, my parents hammered into my brain the need to excel. Not just to excel in general but to excel over everyone else. My parents are very competitive and believe the world is the same way. In their mind, it is them vs. everyone else in any and everything they do. I was encouraged to compete against my two older brothers to be the best in everything we did. This included sports such as soccer when we were younger, baseball, and most importantly, football....   [tags: Teachers Progressivism Education Essays] 931 words
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Philosophy of Teaching Statement - Philosophy of Teaching Statement There were a lot of steps that I had to take in order for me to get where I currently am in choosing teaching as my career choice. Upon graduation from high school, I enlisted in the US. Navy. One of the main purposes was to receive the Montgomery G.I. Bill to help pay for my college expenses. After my enlistment ended, I enrolled at the nearby Greenbrier Community College Center (Bluefield State) in Lewisburg. From there I decided to attend Concord College as t wanted to receive my Bachelor's Degree in Health Education 5 -12 (and eventually in Mathematics 5-8)....   [tags: Education Progressivism Careers Essays] 1119 words
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Education Philosophy Statement - Education Philosophy Statement A teacher once told me that it is not his job to teach a bunch of facts; it is his job to teach people to think and actually use their minds. Too often in education, the focus of classrooms is on the material being taught, instead of the students. In my personal experience I have found that students are not challenged to think nearly enough. They are told information and expected to regurgitate it back to the teacher. Is this truly the goal of education. I certainly hope not....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy] 742 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement Do you have a philosophy on education. I do. What I want to discuss is my personal view of education. I’m going to talk about the nature of students. I am going to talk about the nature of knowledge and whether or not it is absolute or relative. The purpose of education, the method, and the curriculum will be discussed also. We are going to look at some of my philosophical views on education and my professional development plans. When I am through you will have my philosophy of education paper....   [tags: Education Educational Educating Essays] 1047 words
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My Teaching Philosophy Statement - My Philosophy Statement Methods of how to educate individuals have been studied by many different philosophers in many different ways. I formed my view of method, curriculum, nature of students, nature of knowledge, and the purpose of public education, as well as my person career goals from those philosophers. I took different aspects of the philosophies of Plato, Rousseau, Sophistry/Foucault, and Pragmatism/Progressivism to create my own philosophy of education. My first view of method is an idea formed by Pragmatism/Progressivism....   [tags: Education Educational Educating Essays] 999 words
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Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy - Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy I can still remember coming home from school after an exciting day in the first grade. I would go straight to my room, line all of my dolls up in the floor, and “teach” them everything I had learned earlier that day. But of course, not every child who pretends to be a teacher in his or her early years actually becomes a teacher. So although I enjoyed “teaching,” I never really considered it as a choice for my life-long career. But the summer after ninth grade made me rethink my options....   [tags: My Philosophy of Education] 693 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement Teachers are key to the children’s future, what they teach students today will inevitably affect our tomorrow. I strongly want to be part in those children’s lives and decision making. I want to be a teacher because I feel it is important to ensure that children obtain a proper education. Teaching them daily will allow me the satisfaction in knowing that I personally have changed some child’s life. The environment of the classroom is very important for the education of children....   [tags: Education Educational Educating Essays] 1033 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement My philosophy of education draws on a number of theoretical frameworks. However, the key component is the individual, more specifically, the child. Each of us - each child - is different and unique, even though we reflect a socially constructed view of the world. The tension between difference and shared construction can be conceived of as a result of each individual’s experiences. Such experiences are a result of living in a social world and are different from those experienced by others....   [tags: Philosophy Education Essays] 1028 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement Yesterday’s great thinkers are not nearly the same as today’s great thinkers. Along with modern technology and our country’s increasing emphasis on individuality and freedom, students today are accomplishing more personal goals and achieving much different aspirations than those of just twenty years ago. Therefore, with these realities comes the thought that educational philosophy, curriculum, and teaching methods should also change with the time. I do not want our schools to become manufacturers of “ideal” thinkers, where we just spit out little replicas of past instructors and educators....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Essays] 912 words
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My Teaching Philosophy Statement - My Teaching Philosophy Statement There are many teachers, with many different teaching styles. There are teachers who are strict and do not allow for any disruptions in the classroom. Then we have teachers who do not even really care what is going on in the classroom. The way that these teachers, and so many more, teach is a result of their personal philosophies on education. Before you can decide how you want to run your classroom, you need to remember that not all students learn in the same way....   [tags: Philosophy on Education Teachers Essays] 958 words
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Statement of Educational Philosophy - Statement of Educational Philosophy A person’s philosophy of education is important because it affects the way that their classroom will be run. To be a good teacher, a person should genuinely like the students and want to make a difference in their lives, giving them the confidence to succeed. There are many things that go into developing an educational philosophy: The nature of the students, the nature of knowledge, the purpose of education, the method of education, and the curriculum. I believe that every student is very different....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Teaching Essays] 1096 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement Dewey defined education as the reconstruction and reorganization of experiences, which increases one’s ability to direct the course of subsequent experiences and these experiences can be both active and passive. However, according to Lindemand, the education experience is, first of all doing something; second, doing something which makes a difference; and third, knowing what difference it makes. While on the other hand Maxine Green said, “to do educational philosophy is to become critically conscious of what is involved in the complex business of teaching and learning....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Teachers Essays] 1191 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement “Teaching is not a profession; it’s a passion. Without passion for your subject and a desire for your students to learn and be the best in the world, then we have failed as a teacher and failure is not an option.” –John F. Podojil. In my opinion, this quotation is very true. If you do not have the passion to teach your students what is right in the world and what makes them be the best they can be, then you are not really teaching your students or you have failed and failure is not an option....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 1035 words
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My Personal Goals - My Personal Goals The personal goal s I want to achieve as a student at University of Phoenix is to receive a college degree and make my mother proud. I know once that has been achieved, my future prospects are limitless. I am a product of a parent who grew up on welfare, but not only obtained her Bachelor’s degree, but went back to school two more times to obtain her Doctorate of Education. Her mother sacrificed plenty to send her to college and my mother always knew the power of education....   [tags: essays research papers] 873 words
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Personal Truth - We go to school to learn. What we hope we are being taught is truths, because if we were being taught something that is false there would be no reason to go to school. But with that statement we need to ask, what is truth. As individuals we take in our experiences and organize them into schemas. These schemas then become our personal truths. As a society we can define what something is and what something is not based off of our individual truths and knowledge. Those truths are accepted by all of society and therefore apply to all of society....   [tags: Human Perception] 1020 words
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My Personal Outlook on Elementary Education - My Personal Outlook on Elementary Education I believe that teaching is the single most important aspect of life. Not only is teaching an imperative career, but teaching outside of the profession is very important. People gain knowledge of new things every day and learning is something that continues throughout your whole life, in and out of school. My personal experiences in life have made me want to be a teacher. These influences come from my family and teachers that I have had. My aunt taught elementary school and is now the superintendent of education in our county; my younger sister let me teach her as we were growing up and a combination of these inspired me to pursue a career in education....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays] 1046 words
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Semiotics of Personal Objects - Ever since I was a little girl, clothes and shoes have been important to me. I loved picking out my own outfits for school, and finding just the right color Keds or sandals to match. It truly was a passion. Even now, many years later, here I am, the same shopaholic and fashion maniac I have always been. After researching semiotics, which in short, is the method of interpreting signs and finding a deeper meaning in everyday activities, I realize, that my reasoning for choosing the clothes and shoes that I chose, is deeper, than just the fact that I looked cute, it was a choice of statements I was making each and every time....   [tags: Personal Essays] 474 words
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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement - My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement Every person has an opinion about one thing or another about our educational system. I want to become more familiar with the current educational issues. In doing this, I will need to be respectful and open minded about the issues at hand and understand that they will be different and challenging to me. I will also expect in return that in return that people will treat me with the same courtesy given to them. Throughout this philosophy statement, I will discuss some of my educational opinions and goals based upon my brief experiences....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Essays] 1000 words
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Social Order Versus Personal F - Social Order Versus Personal Fulfillment In the regal, and superficial high-class New York world presented in The Age of Innocence there is one particular, unchallenged rule of social order. This rule of complete social grace has been, instead of branded in stone, been impounded deeply in the minds of every generation raised under the canopy of money and fashion. The desire for etiquette is so overwhelming that it manages to suppress the simple human yearnings for personal fulfillment, otherwise enjoyed by those not imprisoned by clothes or cash....   [tags: essays research papers] 485 words
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My Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy - My Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy Throughout my life I have had mentors, mentors that I have looked up to and admired, those mentors have been teachers. As long as I have remembered I have wanted to be a teacher. How could you not want to experience the joy of helping a child grow up in to adults. Being in the education profession will be very trying, but if I can just influence one person it will be worth it all. Influence is a very powerful thing, teachers know how to use influence to their advantage....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 746 words
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My Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy - My Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy Deciding to become a teacher was a tough decision for me to make. I originally was a business administration major and hoped to become an accountant, but I was unhappy in this field. After a few years of college in this field and taking these classes I got married and started my family. After I had my beautiful baby girl over two years ago I realized a nine to five job every day with just a hope of a two week vacation once a year to spend time with my family was not for me....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 841 words
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Personal Goals - I am a teacher in the Detroit Public School system. Being a teacher did not start out being the profession of choice. However, I do enjoy teaching. Pedagogy is in fact an art and a science. Being a pedagogue is most rewarding. Thus, pedagogy has its own unique complications. Technology has revolutionized the art of teaching. This revolution has presented a strange dichotomy in the field of education. Whatever teaching may have evolved into; it is and will remain a dichotomous field. The dichotomous or two sided existence in teaching is due to human factor....   [tags: essays research papers] 896 words
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