I have known my entire life that I would one day be a teacher. I have always been a leader. I have always felt as if I should be the boss, the one in control. Just ask my parents. Then once I got the opportunity to counsel summer camps and be the volunteer assistant coach for a basketball team. I knew my hear and my dedication was with children. So I am pursuing an education profession. I will be a teacher.
To educate is to teach or to instruct. I believe that definition is a bit vague. I will attempt to expand upon that. I believe that to educate means to enrich or to further enrich the minds of all ages on subjects pertinent to growth. Also, to teach is to give information. I don’t believe information is the only thing teachers give. I believe teachers give of the heart, their soul, and their whole life. Teachers are dedicated or should be dedicated to the relentless pursuit of educating, insprining, motivating, and caring.
I am a firm believer in the fact that you will not learn until you are ready to learn. I feel that a lot of students these days feel this way. I believe it is the teachers job to motivate students into wanting to broaden their horizons. I, being the teacher, may not always have the full interest of my class. In this case I must restructure my curriculum to meet the needs and interests of my pupils. It is important to me that no matter the activity the teacher must manipulate the attention and interest. Also I think that students desire attention from their teacher. It is the teachers job in this case to make sure that attention is given where needed and handled appropriately.
I believe the nature of knowledge is relative. Knowledge should be constructed and dependent upon person, place, or time. Sometimes a set curriculum can’t even be followed in an included classroom. The teacher has to work around the needs and knowledge of her students. At the same time, the teacher cannot lose sight of her focus or curriculum.
I believe the overall purpose of a public education is to prepare children for a career and gradually build up their confidence to fulfill life’s expectations. Education is important for this very reason; it should be a stepping stone. Every step taken leads further toward a better life and a successful career.
As a teacher, I hope to accomplish many things. First and foremost, I hope to show my students the importance of an education. I will show my students the benefits from a successful education and the repercussions of a lackadaisical one. I hope to gain my students trust and their faith. I hope the children can see me as a confidant. I hope to instill a desire to learn inside the hearts of my students. Let them be my guide in certain areas. As the years progress, I hope to personally accomplish a feeling of satisfaction I want to...