Nurturing And Social Reform In Education: My Philosophy Of Education

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“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be” (Pierce). This quote offers the very reason adults should have a desire to encourage our students and help them be successful. In high school I did not have the benefit of having parents who encouraged me or guided me to be my very best nor help direct my future. Guidance counselors were not there to advise on how to get to college, but rather to help with personal problems. Though my goal is not to teach, I want to help students learn to be successful, be their best, and gain the knowledge to prepare for their future.
Purpose of Education and Motivational
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While I do not teach in a classroom and do not plan to do so at this time, in regards to my job as a Career/Graduation Coach I am a nurturer, followed by social reform as my teaching perspective. My teaching perspective, nurturing and social reform both align to my philosophy of education, progressivism. The nurturing perspective is aligned for a student’s achievements come from the heart rather than the head. The teacher provides a safe haven for their student, creating a new stable foundation away from possible previous failing education stability. The nurturing perspective can lift students up to grow their independence and create positive reinforcement and discipline that students thrive for (Danhoff, 2012). The goal of the teacher is to encourage their students and create a rigorous learning environment to motivate their students to be their best. Social reform assists students in becoming better citizens. As a nurturer I want my students to grow and mature while learning how to be productive in society (OSU School of Education,…show more content…
Unlike evaluation, which judges performance, feedback is the process of helping our students assess their performance, identify areas where they are right on target and provide them tips on what they can do in the future to improve in areas that need correcting.” W. Fred Miser
The purpose of feedback is to keep students on track and help them improve the work they will be producing. Research shows that feedback and corrective procedures can help all students achieve the ability of the top 20% of students. Many of us confuse feedback with criticism. The reason to provide feedback is to help the individual improve. Providing constructive feedback creates growth and ongoing development to help the student be their best. The feedback can help the student feel reinforced in doing a good job or at least trying their best by receiving words of encouragement and positive feedback even if it is correcting what one has done. (Shasta County Office of

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