Functionalist Talcott parsons once stated that education is a key component of the social body, just like the heart is integral to the functioning of the human body. To me this expresses that the importance of primary education lies in its ability to set societies core values and ensure they are passed on. Primary education teaches children an established set of ethics as well as how to treat each other and coexist peacefully and successfully as human beings. What particularly sparks my interest is how the broad spectrum of subjects and activities that children undergo during their time at primary school give them an opportunity to begin to shape their identities and discover their interests. My passion to become a primary school teacher originates …show more content…
In my spare time I enjoy cooking, baking and sports, namely tennis as I have an annual membership at the local tennis club. I have also recently been spending time volunteering at the local brownies which is obviously beneficial due to my enjoyment of working with kids. Going to university and attaining a degree has been a personal ambition of mine for some time. university would mean gaining more life knowledge and a degree that will provide me with increased opportunities and pathways to choose from in the future and I value the ability to have this choice greatly. Aside from the academic aspect of university life I am also Looking forward to making new friends and seeing what I can learn from others and possibly even discovering hidden talents by taking part in societies and clubs. Ultimately, I believe that University has a lot to offer me and I am hoping that it will equip me with a new sense of freedom as well as helping me to become a more well-rounded and knowledgeable
Harry L. Gracey’s article about his perspective of kindergarten as a “academic boot camp” for children really challenged my previous thoughts regarding the structure of school and education. I enjoyed his in-depth look into the physical and social structures of an actual kindergarten classroom and his critical approach in analyzing their daily routine. Before reading the article, I didn’t realize the extent in which education, especially kindergarten, is constructed with systematic activities and programs so that children can be socialized and shaped into good students. Being so young, I obviously don’t remember kindergarten being so structured but I now understand the need for this as the transition from kindergarten into higher levels of learning is important. It’s shocking to know that what I learnt in kindergarten is a large portion of why I am
The early years in a child’s life is when most of their development occurs. The development of a child’s independence and creativity is just as important as the development of their language and logical skills. During this time it is the role of the early childhood educators nurture and assist in the growth of each child that comes into their class. Teachers are cultivating the young minds that will grow into future leaders, artists, scientist and even future teachers. It is a difficult job but there is none more fulfilling or important as that of a early childhood educator.
I believe in the successful development and learning of each, individual child. It is about engaging the student in a way that they feel motivated depending on their level and learning style. Teaching is about constant stimulation of the brain through hands on activities and relating knowledge to real experiences. Students are inspired by teachers in a society where we are rich in culture, constantly engaged, and adopting in a positive dynamic. It is my conviction as a pre-k teacher that each child can learn regardless of their conditions and needs if they have a good foundation and an early intervention. Education begins at the infancy stage and continues on even at the age of independence and adulthood.
I participate in various extracurricular activities. Since the age of 4, I’ve played piano and have greatly enjoyed it; over the past 6 months I took a break to pursue softball and tennis but I plan to resume it soon. I am currently the President of FRMS’s NJHS chapter. I enjoy spending time with my family through hiking and biking. I am also a dedicated Chicago Cubs and Chicago Blackhawks fan and enjoy watching their games with my family (Please don’t hold this against me). Since the age of 9 I’ve played softball and I hope to play in high school. I started tennis about 7 months ago and, with the exception of December, dedicate at least 6 hours a week of practice. I am also an avid reader. Recently, I’ve been exploring classic literature reading
I believe that education is the key in developing today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders. Education is the basis on which individuals develop their self-concept and the desire to become more knowledgeable. I want to become an educator because I am interested in helping elementary students become active learners and also to assist with their social skills. I believe I can make a difference to many students as they start their educational foundation. I feel that all teachers should possess the desire to devote their hard work and efforts to their students’ educational success. I view teaching as not only one of the most respected careers, but also as one in which the rewards are great and many opportunities to touch the lives of students are provided.
The basic education that we are provided with in elementary school helps us to make it through a world which requires our mastery of basic skills. Yet, these basic skills are not enough, for we continue going to school after...
Overall, society places much importance on education, often regarding it as the main source of social mobility. Functionalist, Talcott Parsons (1959) believes the most important part of secondary socialisation is education, as it serves to pass on the norms and values of wider society which apply outside of the home. Functionalists argue that there is no inequality, since education is free and provides a formal curriculum of core subjects, such as: English; Maths; and Science. Parsons claims the education system passes on vital information and evaluates everyone through the same competiti...
I am a hard-working, confident and conscientious and have a keen desire to be a primary school teacher. The main reason I want to pursue this vocation is because I love the prospect of working with children, being such an important part of a child’s life is a real honour. I have been fascinated at how quickly they learn things, gaining an insight into their perceptions and how they see the world, the idea of playing an active role in helping them develop, greatly appeals me. Having a long term goal of working with children, I believe I am particularly suited to a degree in Primary/Physical education. I gain huge satisfaction from being able to help them learn and discover new things about the world. Nurturing a child’s development is an occupation that offers huge satisfaction, both intellectual and emotional. My ambition is to be in charge of a classroom, to introduce ideas and skills to the class and observe and feel their response. The teacher’s skills of good communication, patience, clarity and the ability to explain the world are very demanding of one’s intelligence and one’s p...
At some point in their educational career, almost everyone is inspired by a teacher. Teachers not only have an effect on the present life of the child, but they also directly affect who this child will become. I want to teach children in order to better their lives. I want to give them the social skills and communication skills they need in order to be a competitive force. I want to help them grow and reach their full potential. I want them to enjoy school and have fond memories of their early education years. My goal as a teacher is to one day be able to look back and say that I was once one of those teachers who made a difference in someone’s life. I want to be a teacher who not only prepares students for life, but one who, through education, gives a child “life itself.”
The most important job of an educator is to stimulate a child’s interest in learning. Often teachers are too harsh on a child which makes them close off their mind to the learning process. Too often a child becomes negative about their learning and if teachers can turn negatives into at least one positive then they can open the door for increased learning. Half of the battle of teaching is keeping the child open to learning so they can teach children who want to learn. Idealism in the philosophy of education reveals, “Teachers model an inquiring mind and an admirable character; promote development of student minds, character, values, and personal responsibility.” (Layman, White, 2003, pg. 25) An educator must have an open classroom where the child can be free to express their points of view without being criticized for possibly being wrong. ”In idealism, the aim of education is to discover and develop each individual's abilities and full moral excellence in order to better serve society.” (Cohen, OSU, School of Education)
In my spare time I enjoy a wide range of sporting activities. These include: cricket, skiing, badminton, tennis, long distance running, football and table tennis to name but a few. I have many trophies in my room for cricket. I am hoping to carry on these activities whilst conducting my studies at university. I also have a part-time job working in the local supermarket. I believe that I have gained invaluable experience in dealing with customers and trying to deliver customer satisfaction, whilst learning to work effectively and efficiently in a well structured team. Hopefully I will be able to carry on within the organisation whilst at university as a transfer to a local store is possible. I have also completed two work experience programs. The first at Viking Computers Norwich, the second at the school involving administrative work. These were both valuable experiences and gave me an insight to how a business operates. I enjoy my spare time and try to use it to the best of my use.
Have you ever sat down and thought about who your favorite teacher was during your primary and secondary school years? Did you enjoy their class because it was exciting, educational, and unique? When I decided to become a teacher I sat down and asked myself these very questions. After graduation it was very difficult for me to decide on how to further my life, college or entering the work force. After looking back on my life and trying to decide what has made the biggest influence on it, teaching has given me the greatest joy and pride. This is why I have decided to become an elementary teacher. Teachers are very special people placed on earth to aid in the education process of children. Teachers in today’s school system have their own style of teaching which can range from the basics of essentialism to the laid back approach of progressivism. I personally am not going to limit myself to one style of teaching. When I become a teacher I will have an eclectic view of different philosophies and teaching styles for my classroom.
It is generally believed that teaching is a noble profession and teachers are the agents of the future. They have the privilege to shape the students’ future and change the society. As an education student who wants to be a teacher, I believe teacher’s work is multi - faced and there are many moments or experiences that inspire individuals who want to be a teacher. This essay will introduce three of my experience that related to my learning at primary school which influences my desire to teach. The first experience is the critical moment that aroused my interest in education, the next one describes how my teacher Mr. P changed me and influenced me to have an idea to be a teacher. The last experience is about the interaction between my classmates