Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon. "- Ann Lieberman. As an aspiring teacher this quote promotes the ambition of mine, as my ultimate goal is to work with child and to become a primary teacher. I very much enjoy being around children and would love to be able to teach them valuable life lessons during their time in primary school in addition to the content of the national curriculum. This will help them grow emotionally and mentally into mature young people and it is this that I want to be a part of.
Furthermore, it has been proven in regular schools that students gain information easier the smaller the student-teacher ratio is. If this is the case for school, the results are even better for homeschooling. Homeschooling is one-to-one teaching, and that means parents get to help their kids individually. Some parents are stricter than others, and that strictness can be placed upon kids to reach for the highest grades possible. Homeschooling offers a solution for these high-achieving parents that allows them to further interact with their kids and monitor their success (“Benefits of Homeschooling”).
Who would be behind this success? Teachers. When working with children at any age it is best for the student if the teacher really loves what they do... ... middle of paper ... ...s for my child as well. If they grasp the love for school at a young age then the journey of schooling will be much easier for my child and the family. I am thankful for those that have dedicated their lives to investing in education for children.
“Home schooling is intensely personal, closely supervised, intentional, delight-directed, and not based on a one-size-fits-all model.” By having the customization of the curriculum, and having the close supervision during school sessions allows the student to feel the security provided by homeschooling. Thus, allowing the student to retain more information because they’re not worried about other students or teachers. Second, Children are far better off in their own environment where they feel safe and secure. Third, The flexible schedule offered by home education offers children a better chance to be involved in outside activities. Finally, a homeschooling education offers a more comfortable surrounding for practicing religious values.
A few families choose to homeschool because they want to decide what kind of education their child is getting and base it around their religious beliefs, because they think that schools have become too separated from religion. In Virgi... ... middle of paper ... ...er kids during extracurricular activities like joining clubs or playing sports. A child is going to need confidence, teamwork, and to know how to communicate whether it be with a speech or in any conversations that they might have with classmates and there is no way to replicate a classroom in a home. Homeschooled just aren’t getting the necessary education they need, states have varying or no regulations, their parents aren’t capable of teaching them and they aren’t getting to be social. There are schools that are religious so children can get an education and do that while focusing on their faith too.
This allows teachers to do a better job teaching the child, giving them a better opportunity for success (Heffer). The support of a parent is the single most important factor in predicting success in school for young children (Bourquin). Parents who make it a point to get involved with the child’s education are communicating the importance of education to their child (Heffer). There are a variety of ways in which a parent can get involved. This can range from at home help and encouragement with homework, attending athletic ... ... middle of paper ... ...e parents explaining what is going on in the classroom and upcoming events that parents can attend.
Parents can advance their children at their own pace rather than being rushed to meet deadlines, and parents can set expectations as high as they need to for each individual child. Because homeschooled students are, the majority of the time, taught by their own parents, homeschooling is, in effect, one-to-one ratio of teaching. Studies done by The Center for Public Education show that the smaller class size, or smaller student to teacher ratio have a positive impact on the student 's education. People tend to be concerned about the social development of homeschooled children since they do not has the daily interactions with classmates and teachers, but many homeschooled children actually have large social networks and
The reasons that parents choose to homeschool their children vary. The most common are social, academic and family. Homeschooling parents believe that they can provide a better education for their child from the home. This eliminates many of the disadvantages that come with public schooling such as negative peer pressure, wasted time, and less individual attention. By homeschooling, parents are able to teach their children the academic and life skills that they wish to develop in their child.
The 3 most popular reasons for homeschooling are concerns about the environment of other schools, desire for religious or moral instruction, and dissatisfaction with academic instruction at other schools (2003 National Household Education Survey). Many parents have resorted to homeschooling their children because of certain religious issues and beliefs that these families see as not being taught in the public school systems. Many parents choose this method because most public schools do not participate in religious activities and parents want their children to be taught religion also, aside form everyday studies. Religion is also a big factor because the beliefs of these families and things they value and some believe that their child being in a public school environment will tamper with these beliefs and values. Some public schools around the country do still teach good values to their students and do believe in praying before school.
I want to give myself the opportunity to become a teacher, and help students to grow academically and emotionally to become successful in society. That is why it is so important for me to become a teacher at the elementary school level. I think that if smaller children learn in a very positive and enthusiastic way, they will learn more easily and will be more open to different learning tasks in the classroom. I think that a teacher can also help all students to obtain very high self-esteem, growth and integrity. A teacher can become, in certain ways, like a parent and most importantly, a friend.