A View That Could Change the World
The overall purpose of education is to broaden students’ knowledge and understanding of the material studied and also their perspectives and views. Education should never end, but should be an ongoing process in which it is built upon by adding new information and new ideas to previous knowledge and past experiences. Another essential part of learning deals with the students’ social development. It is vital for students to learn how to interact with their peers and adults and also how to behave in a way that is acceptable and suiting to the “norm.” This combined with learning the material given creates a formula for success in today’s society.
The reason education is so important is because education brings success in today’s society. The more education, the more success, the better the job. You have to have some basic knowledge of what should have been learned early in your education to get any kind of job. Another reason education is important is for your own reasoning. You can take what you have learned to come to conclusions about your own personal beliefs and you can use what you have learned to defend your beliefs. In a sense, knowledge is power. A good aspect of education is it is something that can be achieved and can not be taken away by anyone.
As a future teacher, I plan to give my students a well-rounded education. I plan to use different teaching techniques to relay information in a way that will be suiting to each students learning style. One of my goals is to have a developmentally appropriate curriculum where my students can learn on their level. I do not think anyone should be left behind; teachers should make every effort to help students master the material at their own pace before that child moves on to the next level. At one of my current field placements the children are reading at their own level. This is very important because they all are at very different levels and to give them an education that is challenging, but not too slow they need to be at their own level. This program seems to be working very well with the children and it has encouraged me to use this method when I become a teacher. The most important thing to me for my students to accomplish is for them to reach their highest potential, whatever it may be. All anyone can expect is someone is their best because that’s all they can give. Also I hope for my students to grow socially, emotionally, and mentally from their experiences throughout the year.
The methods of teaching I plan to use in my classroom are direct teaching and cooperative learning. The way I would use direct teaching is by reviewing and starting the new lesson with the objectives and main points and expound upon them using examples they can relate to. After the lesson I would answer questions and give guided practice. After completing all these steps I would let them work independently and...