My Educational Philosophy
"Let experience be your teacher. Let challenges be the test of life!" ~Unknown
Education is an experience that without a doubt no one can avoid at least for a while. While this process should be positive sometimes it can seem more negative. People should not look back at their education and perceive it as a “bad” thing or a waste of time. Logically one would think that a person is entitled to their own opinion; however, the opinion of one’s education should never be portrayed as a negative one. Every teacher or educator, whether they realize it or not, has developed an educational philosophy probably starting at the time they became interested in the field of education. It is through this educational philosophy or goal that the classroom teacher prepares children for their future.
The purpose of education as a whole is to prepare children intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically for the world they are making a large portion of. As a child develops in these four major areas there are more requirements or minimal expectations set for the student. Today you it is very difficult for an adult to get a well paying job without the proper background in education. I hope that by becoming an educator I can help students acquire the “want” to get the necessary background to do whatever it is they so choose. I plan to teach all of these aspects in my classroom alone.
I am an education major at the present time; however, I am not aware of exactly which content area I want to set my mind on for the rest of my life. If I had my choice, I would teach in elementary or middle school. This is because I want to feel as though I have the maximum impact on my students, and I feel children of those grade levels are the most easily influenced by their teachers and peers. I do want to be a teacher, but I would also like to be a positive role model for the children. In addition to being a role model for my students, I hope that they will be able to me with problems and concerns.
I will motivate the students by bringing them the realization that education is important for a lifetime, not simply during their time in school. I want my students to understand the importance of education on their future and how being in school will not only help them intellectually. Today there are some people that do not take education seriously, and this can negatively affect their children. Also, there are many teachers out there that even have this negative effect on their students, and this is a very sad fact. I will never let myself take on this role in my teaching. I think most of this could easily be eliminated by just re-evaluating oneself and fixing the problem quickly.
Discipline is a major factor that determines the rate of learning in the classroom today. There are those students who want to learn, but sometimes can not do so because of the behavior and distractions of other students. I will not let this...