My Personal Philosophy of Education Ever since I was a little girl, I knew that in my future I wanted to become a teacher. I always looked up to my teachers, especially the ones I had in elementary school. I even played 'school' with my friends and pretended I had my own classroom. I loved being in charge. During a summer, I was given the opportunity to work as an Energy Express mentor and work with a group of eight children.
With this position, I would be able to develop programs to help the families learn skills needed to help themselves which will, in turn, help the child. One example of this would be to provide parents with techniques for helping their kids with homework as they go thro... ... middle of paper ... ...s and incorporating as many of those as I can to become the best teacher that I possible can. I want nothing more than to be a good teacher who cares about helping my students achieve as mush from their life as they possibly can. As cliché as it may be, children are our future. To become good embers of society, they need a good “head start.” I believe that this is the best way for me to contribute to this start is by becoming a teacher.
I can help neglected or underprivileged children feel special. The satisfaction of making an unhappy or troubled child smile is one of the most important reasons that have helped me decide to become a teacher. I... ... middle of paper ... ...’s degree in reading. I would also like to become nationally certified through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. I will use my past and present experiences to be the best possible educator that I can be.
My Philosophy of Education Several experiences have influenced my philosophy of education. Some of these experiences have been good, others have not, but they have all proved invaluable in shaping my methods of teaching. As a non-traditional student, I have learned many lessons since being out in the “real world” that have changed my opinions about learning and teaching. I believe in Social Reconstructionism, Progressivism, and discipline in the classroom. I desire to become a high school teacher because I feel that students at this age needs a positive role model and someone they can speak to without talking down to them.
I also want to be in constant contact with the parents, no matter how bothersome they are. I also enjoy change. It keeps things from becoming boring and repetitive. I would welcome other teachers and parents ideas to change my classroom and the way I run it. I feel that too many people disagree with my philosophies, when they are things I feel like every teacher should believe in.
Even though I knew the reasons why my parents disagreed with what I asked them, I was still disappointed. My parents were very strict, so I knew it would be hard for a middle school student like me to own an Ipod Touch. My parents did not want me to neglect my studies, so they allowed me to play with a computer for only three hours on the weekend. During my free time on weekdays, I could read books, watch television, and do anything except that I could play games on computers or phones. At that time, technology was not as popular as in the present.
They should be able to teach not only to the smartest child in the classroom, but also to the slowest child in their classroom. Another very important part of being a teacher is the impression that you make on your students. For many children, their only role model is their teacher. So I believe that as a teacher you must strive to make a positive impact on your student’s lives. When children are young, they are not always taught what is right from wrong.
Besides, I had made up my mind that I wasn’t going to “squander” all of my hard-earned money on the many labs that my Dad prepared or the props that my Mother used to “hook” students in to learning. I wanted to be extremely affluent, and at the time, to me, teaching was not going to fill my financial cup. When first entering college, I changed my major numerous times; bound and determined not to follow the teaching path. However, while in for my spring break from college on year, my focus changed when I visited my mother’s kindergarten classroom. This excursion was unlike any of my previous ones.
A teacher must fulfill requirements, but a good teacher will go far beyond and will help their students mature into better young people. The best and most effective way I believe that I can teach music to students is through showing enthusiasm in the subject matter and genuinely caring about each student as an individual. Music is something that I love and hope every student appreciates. But more importantly, I have to make it a goal to teach the students how to be responsible and how to behave as a team of individuals. Whether or not the student understands music after they graduate or move up to the next grade, I want them to leave my band class having learned some life lesson that will stick with them for the rest of their life.
My mother on the other hand had also taught me that it never too late to do what you want, she worked full time raised three kids and went back to school full time when I was about twelve years old. Last year in December 2017, she graduated with her master’s degree and is currently working on her second master degree. My parents didn’t plan for me to go to college like some of the kids from the article Ganas, they wanted me to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, weather its work real hard like my father did, or got to college, the choice was