Philosophy of Education
Without education people would be lost. Education gives a student the knowledge to survive in a demanding world. It also helps a student grow as an individual. Students need to be motivated to learn by the teacher in the classroom. Motivation can come in different forms and depends on the age of the students. A teacher has many rewarding experiences in the classroom. My goal is to get students interested in learning. Teachers need to make sure that they do not discriminate in their classrooms. Also, they must have good classroom management in order to provide an effective learning environment. My philosophy of education is progressivism. I want my students to learn how to work together to solve problems. After I graduate, I want to further my education by getting my Master's Degree.
Most students need motivation to learn. As a teacher, I plan to motivate students by praising and rewarding both good behavior and academic accomplishments. Students are more likely to participate in the classroom when they know that their opinions matter. I will conduct classroom discussions about events happening inside and outside of the school. This will allow my students to express their thoughts and feelings about current events or problems. Students also need to know that their teacher cares about them. I plan on being there for my students when needed. Counseling a troubled student is a small way that a teacher can have a positive impact on that student's life. For example, my tenth grade Biology teacher made it clear that we could talk to her about anything. That year, I had a personal problem and wanted an adult's advice. I confided in this teacher knowing that she would be confidential. She was really understanding and gave me helpful advice. I want my students to know that they can come to me with their problems and I will help them the best that I can. Furthermore, I want to make a difference as an educator.
With teaching comes many rewarding experiences. Seeing a child's face light up when they see that they have received a big “A+” on their assignment can brighten up anyone's day. During my senior year in high school, I participated in the School to Work Program which allowed me to mentor a first grade teacher for at least nine hours a week. At first, I thought that I would sit in the back of the room and watch her teach her class; but I was wrong. I was basically her teaching assistant for those few hours. She gave me a list of students and had me take one student at a time to have them read a short story or complete a worksheet. Helping the students with skills that adults take for granted was very rewarding for me. Seeing a child smile because of something I did or said made me so happy. Yet, I know that future teaching will have both pleasant experiences and not so pleasant experiences. You learn from your mistakes and...