The Important of Teachers' Guidance in Education

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Carl Jung once said, “One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant for the soul of the child.” (Jung) Children are born ready to learn and are anxious to know everything about anything. Learning and developing these concepts helps build the foundation for the rest of your life. However as a little child you thrive from human relationships and you learn from what teachers, parents and other adults around you are doing. Positive role models will influence the child positively where as negative relationships will influence the child negatively. This is why early childhood teachers and the relationships that they make with their students are so important. Many theorists have studied children, and their behavior and why they do the things that they do. Most theorists come to the conclusion that you learn by hands on activities and by physically participating with others in activities. One of these theorists was Maria Montessori. Montessori believed and taught that children thrived from physical learning. She believed that children were there own person and could do things by themselves, if they were taught correctly. “The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when mans intelligence itself his greatest implement is being formed.” (Montessori) According to the American Montessori society, Maria Montessori observed children and discovered that they do in fact learn “through sensory-motor activities, working with materials that develop their cognitive p... ... middle of paper ... ...uccessfully have social and emotional well beings. Teachers have the ultimate power in shaping a child and better preparing them for the future. Children are so precious and must be taken care of by someone just as precious. A unknown author once stated that “One hundred years from now, it will not matter what job I had, or what kind of car I drove, or how much money was in my bank account, but that I made the difference in the life of a child.” Helping a child grow socially and emotionally is such a successful and powerful feeling and knowing that you personally made a difference feels good. As a teacher it becomes your job to recognize that these children are their own people, and they are independent, they have certain wants and needs, and adore attention. It is your job to acknowledge this and use their needs to transform them into healthy people and citizens.
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