The purpose of education is to prepare a student for life and to discover themselves. As a teacher, I hope to help students not only learn what is required but I hope to make them want to discover more on their own. I want them to want to learn. As for the students, I only expect them to put forth their best efforts and try. Not everyone likes everything and I would not expect someone to.
Rousseau believed that the school environment should be an environment where students learn to respect themselves and respect others. The knowledge taught should allow students to think and act independently. I want to arm my students with this ability. A second aspect is the students should find out who they really are and improve upon themselves however they deem necessary, If knowledge wasn't passed down and mastered, our society would spiral downward. That's why I have chosen teaching as my proud profession.
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. I don’t want to control the way my students think, but to encourage them to think in ways different than the traditional, to challenge their horizons. As I stated above, I don’t believe that children are being challenged enough. I believe that students rise to meet the reasonable expectations set before them.
Being an idealistic person, I want to be so much for my students; a teacher that shows caring, compassion, a helper with their problems, and a positive role model. After my students leave my classroom, I want them to know more than just a few vocabulary words that they memorized for a test. I want to provide my students with a solid foundation that they can continue to build upon long after they have left my classroom. I never want my students to later struggle to fill in the gaps of their education because I was an inadequate teacher. Above all else, I want to pass on to my students my love and joy for learning, and help them to see that education is the key to their future endeavors.
For generations teachers have been developing our future through harmony, wisdom, and intellectual adventure. A teachers' role in society is to help our youth grow and further their understandings in the principles of life. The expository essay The Role of the Teacher by Irving Layton provides a different perspective on education in the 21st century. Similar to Layton, I firmly believe that education is for the expansion of the young mind and nothing should restrict a student's ability to do so. Layton touches on a view where teachers need to be passionate about their jobs, however, teachers are not always responsible for every action the school makes, but the responsibility may lie in the hands of the school board.
In the movie Dead Poets Society, the new English teacher, Mr. Keating, teaches a group of boysthe boys the true value of their identity, and believing what they want to believe. Dead Poets Society,through Mr. Keating and Neil Perry, represents Thoreau’s ideas of nonconformity or going against society, discussed in Walden,. Mr. Keating, the outgoing, encouraging English teacher profoundly represents Thoreau's ideas of individuality by his
Education will always be the deciding probability on whether their generation’s future will be a superior one. This is why we need to establish a sense of maturity, intellect and motivation in the students through their education. And in order to do that we must teach them to be free-thinkers and imaginative and not hold them back like the education system is doing now. The ideal education system to me would be one that does not restrict the student’s imagination, thoughts, or ideas and does not stress the students out to the point there is an increasing amount of students with depression and anxiety. The student should not feel oppressed and should not have thoughts of suicide, they should be enjoying their education and should have a bright future ahead of them.
Classroom Management Plan A. The philosophy that I am developing behind my classroom management plan is one that is based on clear communication with my students. I believe that it is important to value relationships with students because that is the starting point of creating a classroom climate that is positive and consistent. It is my goal to cultivate self-directed students so that the behavior management is not taking up lots of valuable class time. Although school seems competitive in its nature because we use grades as the form of evaluation, it is my thought that competition in the classroom should be limited because this will increase better behavior and achievement in all students.
Progressivism based curriculum is built around the individual experie... ... middle of paper ... ...ointless, they will more than likely receive low grades and may eventually drop out of school. I believe each teacher should strive to make a positive difference in every student’s life. Each teacher should make it a personal goal to incorporate fun and interesting activities into their lesson plans for each subject. I believe with the use of the progressivism philosophy in classrooms students will experience a process of ongoing growth, not just preparation for adulthood. Educational content should be connected to what the student already knows so that the student can build upon his or her prior knowledge.
Meghanology- The Philosophy of a Creative Teacher “Ineffective teachers will teach out of a book, follow a program, or complain about the culture of the neighborhood of the students.” – Harry Wong (Wong) I believe that students deserve a chance to succeed no matter what the circumstances are in their lives. Students will only be as successful as their teacher is in teaching them. I’ve always believed in thinking outside of the box. I’ve never liked to believe that one way of doing a task is the only way to do that task. This concept is the same in the classroom, sometimes the book isn’t always the best option for your students.