My Philosophy of Education
Do you know your ABC’s, 123's, or how to read? If so, give thanks to the teachers you have had and Horace Mann for establishing what we now know as elementary schools, where the preceding is learned. Without my teachers, this paper would not be possible and it is a known fact that good teachers are few and far between. I hope to be an exceptional teacher that will not only influence the lives of my students but also be one that is willing to learn from my students. Times have changed and so has education. Some teachers just do the requirements set forth to them half-heartedly now and only teach because they have to pay their bills, perhaps they do not want to go back to school to learn a new trade. I, on the other hand, cannot wait to have my own classroom and be in charge of cultivating their young minds because teaching can be one of the most rewarding careers that one can choose. My goal is to not only know the subject area I will be teaching but also have a firm grasp on pedagogy to the utmost. It is mind boggling to know that I will be doing the same thing Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle once done, teach others.
In order to educate my students, they must first know that I respect and care for them and will do anything in my power to help them achieve. This is the career that I am choosing and I am determined to do my very best. Children these days need positive role models and someone that cares for them because school may be the only place they receive either. If they know that I am willing to help them and that I love them as people as well as my students, then they are probably going to be more apt to learn. Managing their behavior with an assertive discipline will be my objective because they need to be corrected; however, I will do it an appropriate, non-detrimental manner. I want to not only bestow knowledge upon them that they need, but I will also try to motivate them in setting their own goals and values and hopefully help them develop a positive self-image. In order to achieve the preceding, I know that I must be positive role model myself. Showing my student’s everyday that they are important and can learn anything that they set their mind to will be one of my main priorities. I will demonstrate my own goals and values and educate myself to be of assistance to them in anyway possible.
In order to help my future students, I am going to virtually do everything in my power to enhance their education. I will of course finish my education degree at Concord College then hopefully attend graduate school to further my knowledge. I do not know where my career is going to take me; I just hope that I will have the opportunity to continue my education and become a well-rounded individual. This world is ever changing, and lagging behind on current information is not an option for me because I believe students would benefit from being up to date on certain events.
My ultimate goal in...