It is not a single destination or a simple transaction. Education equals power, the power to create and fulfill your own destiny. Mark Van Doren, a profound influence on generations of students, described teaching as “the art of assisting discovery.” Effective teachers impact lives. As an educator, I hope to make a difference to one student, to one classroom, at a time. The First Days of School by Wong & Wong states “Teachers universally say they go into teaching to make a difference.
I wanted to know every detail about everything there was to know. I... ... middle of paper ... ...o that. As I continue on my journey of becoming an educator, I feel that I will find a balance of the different philosophies that not only works for me, but also allows my students to flourish. After examining various philosophies of education, different roles of all individuals in the education process and deeply reflecting on my personal reasons for wanting to become an educator, I have seen the type of teacher I hope to one day become. Through hard work, extensive planning and time, I know that I can become an educator that not only meets the standards expected of them by others, but that can live up to my own personal expectations.
I want to be able help each student mature emotionally, intellectually, and socially. For me teaching provides an opportunity for continue growth and learning there will never be enough information to learn. It will be my goal as a teacher to make sure and show each of my students at the beginning of the year what will always be expected from them. I want to share my own for learning with them. I will always strive to be the
Ever since I was young, I have wanted to become a teacher. Throughout my education I’ve had some outstanding teachers who have inspired me to one day become a teacher. Teaching is not just a job. Teachers mold their students into independent and self-sufficient members of society. Teachers give their students’ knowledge to succeed in everyday life.
Lastly, what will be discussed are any teachers that played a significant role in my personal life. I’ll be sure to share experiences and give examples of the way they changed my beliefs and personal theories. Everyone has come up with their own personal beliefs about teaching, education, and what actually makes a good, beneficial teacher. The subject is a difficult one to answer with just a few short words. Personally, I believe that good teachers are made from the following: knowledge of skills of all aspects of learning and child development, patience, and a desire to see a change in the way the world views education.
Throughout the readings, these were the underlying questions I repeatedly asked myself about education. I came to the conclusion that education must be authentic. As educators, we have to make students feel as if their education is a living, breathing thing. It's something alive that they can cultivate and grow. We have to constantly be assessing our teaching in order to find ways to keep education real for our students.
I possess that inner desire to make a difference; I hold myself in that light hoping to inspire and motivate generations of students to come. To accomplish this dream, though, I will need much more than sheer desire and determination. In fact, any hopeful educator must subscribe to philosophies and strategies ranging from teaching styles to discipline, from motivational techniques to leadership. In the following text, I will attempt to touch on all of these issues and also spend some time discussing such topics as educational reform and mainstreaming in the classroom. First, I should focus on what philosophies I will adhere to as an educator.
The curriculum that we teach to our students should be structured and dependent on each child’s individual needs, abilities, and skill levels. At the same time we need to allocate students enough liberty so that their knowledge can also become true, regardless of when, where, or how they reach the information. As a progressive teacher I hope to assist learning by aiding students to form their own significant inquiries and discover the paths to solve those matters.
While I know I probably will not make a difference to all my students, my goal is to make a great impact on at least one of them. My next goal is to help them grow and allow them to reach their greatest potential in and outside of my classroom. There is always room for growth. My goal is to teach my students something, no matter how big or small it may be. I am a teacher and teaching my students is my job.
For example, about how students learn best and what my goals for my students are. In short, that represents my philosophy of education. It is my belief that, through education, an individual will receive the vital skills and tools that are necessary to build a life that is successful and prosperous. However, I believe that each child is a unique individual who has the potentials to bring something special to the world. My goal as a future teacher is to help them to develop these potentials by believing in them as capable individuals.