This environment is one in which a child can grow emotionally, intellectually, and socially. As an educator it is not only my job, but it is my hope to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas and to have them become life-long learners. The most important thing I can do is to provide an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, invites the sharing of ideas, and shows respect for self and others. To create this type of environment I must be a guide and a model. A child's natural curiosity can be a powerful tool used to direct his/her learning.
I feel that problem solving is a well-desired skill for all children to learn because it will help them throughout their whole lives. I believe that John Dewey’s emphasis on a curriculum that is relevant to real-life is a good approach to teaching. If students can take their knowledge of something learned in class and apply it to any life situation that is a great accomplishment. I think that teachers should strive to adapt lessons that are comparable to incidents in reality because it provides for easier perception of the knowledge being taught. I agree with John Dewey’s theory in that the process of inquiry is an efficient method to use to learn commonsense tasks, or even complicated problems.
It is so important for me to find the way my students learn best and utilize their learning style in my classroom. I also always show my students how great their potential is and constantly motivate them to always do their best. I am unique from other teachers because I am
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. Not only that, but a teacher must know how to arouse the students’ cognitive, social/emotional, and physical mind’s needs. Lastly, a teacher must be dedicated to his/her job, and know that whatever the outcome, at the end of the school year, they’ve done their best to relay their knowledge onto the children. It takes a lot to be a teacher, and it is hard, but I believe those who are called to it, can be extraordinary and exemplary individuals that can change a child’s life. While some would dare to differ, I believe young children are the most difficult to teach.
(Koch, 2012) This powerful statement talks about the goodness of fit. This is the qualities of a person that makes them feel qualified to pursue a career in teaching. As a teacher I will be responsible for the next generation of the world so I must make sure that I possess the qualities that will inspire them. As an educator you must make sure that you are able to be a centered presence. I feel that I embody this because I have worked with youths for many years in an out of a class setting.
As an educator one is given the opportunity to facilitate the learning of these students and affect their lives in hopes that they use this information to progress forward into the future. My goal as a teacher is to educate the future generations of America. I want to be a teacher because teaching is a unique occupation that will provide me with intrinsic rewards. I have found that the students have a large impact on how much I appreciate the art of teaching. I feel that teachers that have stable and healthy relationships with their students are the most successful.
As a teacher, I believe that a large portion of the responsibility for a student's education rests on my shoulders. I take this responsibility very seriously and I believe all teachers should. Teachers have a duty to provide knowledge-whether it is academic, social, or ethical in nature-that will help students as they embark on the journey of adulthood. Therefore, I think teachers should strive to put forth a good example of intellect, ethics, and personality. My personal goal as a teacher is to challenge my students so that they find learning interesting and stimulating.
The main thing is trying to get everyone on the right page. Academic success is one of the big things that we need to work with. This allows us to involve parents and families in the classroom. “Teachers can find out the talents and gifts of parents and invite them into the classroom as “in-residence” experts in areas in which teachers may not be that skilled or knowledgeable” (Coffey, p.15). Heather Coffey continues to explain, “using the skill provided by the parent or community members volunteering in the classroom, the teacher can create research opportunities for students to learn more about the topics that are familiar and important to their culture.” This can involve non-mainstream culture students too.
Those who choose to be a teacher accept that they are always under scrutiny. They are expected to do the right thing in all aspects of their lives. As a teacher I will be responsible for making sure that my students have a positive and top quality educational experience while in my classroom. Students spend the majority of their time with their teachers and as such teachers are extremely influential in the molding of young students. Students learn from what they see and if they observe a teacher who has little integrity then they will assume that it is alright to not live up to their word or keep promises.
An effective teacher needs to find a way for every student to learn but a teacher who makes a difference shows students that there are no limits. Therefore, I am a teacher because I think that I can encourage my students to push past their own self-constructed limits and excel in every subject. In summary, it is my desire to be a teacher that makes a difference. By focusing on my goals and trying to be the best teacher that I can be, I believe that I can make a difference in the lives of my