After reading the section “Philosophies of Education,” I believe that learning, learners, and teaching needs to to be interactive, that students learn best when their lessons are active, challenging and relevant in their world and that they learn through experience. Teaching would include less textbooks, more hands-on activities and the use of technology in the classroom. To be an effective teacher, we need to understand how children learn and realize that not all will fit into one mold and we shouldn 't expect them to either, they need to think for themselves and draw their own conclusions. Some teaching strategies may work great for one student in the classroom yet may not work for all. Therefore, our teaching and the curriculum used
Although the Motivator, Tour Guide, Manager, and Connector are all great examples for teachers, current teachers should not epitomize and mimic one example but parallel all. I believe that a great teacher includes qualities from all four examples. Great teachers should not only be able to stimulate and induce an interest in learning but also engage with the projects and lessons, transcends discipline, and be able to incorporate modern ideas and experiences within the classroom. Becoming just the Motivator or just the Tour Guide will not have an effective education onto his or her classroom. But keep in mind, like the title states: what makes a great teacher?
The schooling system which runs the students’ everyday lives is one of strict policy. There should be a bit more leeway in the way the teachers teach and the way students learn. Each individual’s mind works in its own way; no two minds think exactly alike. So the golden question is why teach every mind in the same manner? Some people learn slower than others, while others pick up things before they are fully taught, there is no real way to increase your learning speed, there is only a way to increase the capacity of what you have learned.
Education is the key to a progressing society. Education is the only way that knowledge is passed from generation to generation. In this paper I will explain why I wish to teach, my educational goals, and the philosophy that I will use during my teaching career. Becoming a teacher in today’s society is not the most choice among our society. People tend to demean the profession of teaching in that it does not pay enough money.
In my classroom, I have to understand that the way I approach Jimmy may not be the way James needs to be approached. Every students learning style can be different and understanding that is how to become the best teacher I can be. Just because Jimmy and James may learn differently does not mean that they should be treated any different than anyone else in the class. In my class, the students will learn to respect everyone and if they cannot do that then they need to come and talk to me. The school is a place of learning and everything else needs to be set aside as we are there to work on their futures to become the best people they can
The first change I would make to the education is to improve the teachers, even if it means careful evaluation and the termination of many teachers. This is in the best interest of the students, so what needs to be done, should be done. Teachers are very important to the future generation’s welfare, so they need to be as effective as possible. They need to do more than give bookwork, they need to teach their curriculum, they should also teach their students what everything means and its significance like Paulo Freire suggests in The “Banking” Concept of Education. Thinking about schools as a whole, I believe they should be established in respect to Montessori’s ideas.
So, when you are thinking about classroom management, you always have to think of what is best for the students and not just for you. Just like you have to think about the students, you have to think about what you are teaching and what the best way to go about teaching it is. If you are an English teacher, you would not want the students to write papers as a group and likewise, if you are a science teacher students should not have to do experiments on their own. Education is very important for a person to succeed in life. The purpose of education is to prepare a student for life and to discover themselves.
The way I look at education is this: life is hard enough with an education. So why try to go through life without one. As a teacher I want to give children an opportunity for an education so they can make something out of themselves. Every little bit helps and puts you one step closer to your goals in life. Everyone has a purpose in life and I feel that my purpose is to be a teacher.
Students are not encouraged to raise their hand and make everyday life connections to share with the rest of the cla... ... middle of paper ... ... importance of why you should never give up on children. Although the stories of the policies were powerful, it was the stories that involved the children that affected me the most. He really hits home the fact that “victories are victories” (Kozol, 68) A teacher’s job and top priority is the success of the students and giving them the tools and lessons that they need to achieve. It is not limited to the skills and tools taught by the curriculum. Things like curiosity and critical thinking, humanity and empathy are needed as well.
As a teacher I plan to incorporate the essentialist and behaviorist philosophies into my future classroom. I feel that it will be important to incorporate the essentialist educational philosophy into my classroom because I believe that it is important to instill in our youth not only academic knowledge, but also character development. I feel that if they receive these two things they will be more prepared to face the real world. It is important to teach them respect for authority and consideration for others because unfortunately in this day and time so many people lack things. It is important to teach them perseverance so that they will be willing to work hard and never stop until they have reached their goals.