Goals and Philosophy
A person's philosophy on education covers many different aspects. Such things that ones personal philosophy can contain are the purpose of education, methods one may use in education, and even the curriculum which may be taught. I feel that these three things are the most important for my personal philosophy and goals of education.
The overall purpose of education is not only to teach students about the set curriculum, but also to teach them to be individuals and creative thinkers. As a teacher one has to go farther than just to teach, you are a role model, a doctor, and most importantly while still having control you are a friend. I feel education is important because as a society we need to learn and grow from what we know. In today's society, a person without an education cannot make a name for themselves, and cannot get ahead in the world. Education is there to teach us about the past and prepare us for the future. Education is a leading part of our lives, and needs to continue to be.
As a kindergarten teacher, I plan to become an inspiration to every child that passes through my classroom. I hope to touch the lives of the children that I meet, as well as accomplish many other things. My first goal will be not only to teach my students the curriculum, but also to teach my students to think out side of the set curriculum. I plan to show students that there is more to what they are learning. I want not only to be a good teacher, but also to be a great teacher. Students not only need someone to teach them, they also need someone to guide them, and as a teacher I do hope to accomplish this. Children recognize that education will be a large part of their lives and I hope to make it memorable and enjoyable, as well as educational. As a teacher I want my students to wake up in the morning thinking about the chalk, classroom, desk, new friends, and the teacher that will lead them on countless adventures on their educational journey. They will accomplish many things, but it will never seem like a duty or a job. I would hope that as a teacher, I could teach all my students the curriculum for that year, but also for them to learn so much more. I would like my students to grow as a whole, as well as individuals by making new friends and experiencing new things. I would also hope that I could teach my students as much as I can about life, and what the world has to offer us.
As a teacher, I hope to live every moment of my life knowing that along with my students, I too, have learned something. There are many different methods of sharing my knowledge with the students, and I do not think a teacher can adopt just one method. While observing, I have realized that a teacher cannot always reach every student by using just one method. Since students have different abilities, a teacher has to adopt many types of teaching methods in order to work with all students...