Philosophy of Education
Becoming a teacher is going to be one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. Teaching was never a childhood dream for me like it was with others. Some people have always known that they wanted to become some type of teacher, but I never decided to until I entered college. I’ve always loved being around children and it makes me feel great to be able to help someone, so becoming a teacher is the perfect career choice for me.
I believe that the true nature of most students is that they like school and they want to learn. I also believe that the school and the teachers greatly influence their nature over the course of their schooling. I believe that this true nature changes for a lot of students because at some point they go to a school that they don’t like or they have a teacher who is mean to them and expects them to do everything on their own without any guidance or help. I’ve had teachers like his and they made me dislike school very quickly. Hopefully, if this is the case, they will eventually have a great teacher that inspires them to do well and to like school once again. I want to be that teacher. In my opinion, the nature of knowledge is relative or constructed. Every person has their own set of opinions and beliefs that determine what that person perceives as the truth. Most people believe that their ideas, opinions, and beliefs of something are the truth to them.
It’s my belief that the overall purpose of education is to improve society as a whole. Everyone should be given an equal opportunity to learn as they mature. I believe that the more educated a person is then the more likely they can become successful. A society full of successful people will be a successful society. Education is important for so many reasons. Education gives everyone the same chance to help themselves become better individuals and to have a successful life. I believe that the more educated you become then the better you will feel about yourself and who you have become. Education is needed for survival in this world. This world is not always the happy place that we want it to be. The more educated you are then the better the chance of you making it through everyday life. Education is needed to help us communicate to each other. It makes me feel great when someone is discussing a certain topic that I just learned. If I had missed that day or not paid attention then I wouldn’t have any idea what they were talking about. Education is why mankind has become so successful.
What I want to accomplish most as a teacher is to give every child an equal chance to learn and to educate themselves. I really want to make a huge impact on the children that I teach. As they grow older, I want them to not only remember me but to remember me as a teacher who helped them and cared about them. The most important thing that I want my students to accomplish is to learn. I want them to like learning and to feel good about doing so. I want my...