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My Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education The role of the education in society is to provide all members with the means to fulfill personal ambitions while making positive contributions to society. This will be accomplished in my classroom by: • teaching basic skills, especially literacy • exposing students to new ideas and subject matter • fostering citizenship for the local and global community The role of the teacher is to facilitate learning opportunities and guide students to take control of their own learning....   [tags: My Philosophy of Teaching 2014]
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My Philosophy of Education - My teaching philosophy is rooted in my goal to effectively teach all my students and instill in them a love of learning. I want my students to understand that learning should take place not only in the confines of the classroom, but throughout their everyday lives. I strive to help them become life-long learners and to seize their own opportunities to gain knowledge. I am an enthusiastic educator who places a large emphasis on differentiation. Understanding that each child is unique and that students learn in different ways, I believe it is essential for educators to differentiate our lessons to better meet the needs of our students....   [tags: My Philosophy of Teaching 2014] 284 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education Webster defines philosophy as a critical study of fundamental beliefs and the grounds for them. In this philosophy, I will be talking about the three great philosophers: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. These three philosophers represent the birthplace of Western philosophy. Socrates, which is synonymous with wisdom and the philosophical life, was a teacher without a school. His goal was to help others find the truths that lie within their own minds. He helped his students reach deeper, clearer ideas by questioning, disproving, and testing the thoughts of his pupils....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 350 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy The responsibilities that educators have in the education field is to teach our students the basic training skills needed to be successful in the future. As an educator I will be involved in classroom instruction, grading papers, taking attendance, planning lesson plans around activities, readings and projects that will not only teach, but also engage. Without engagement, students are not likely to have a positive learning experience. I will make sure that every child is envolved and no child is left behind....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 360 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education My philosophy of education is based on Rousseau’s theory that children are "born good", John Lock’s theory of a blank slate and the philosophy of progressive education. As soon as we’re born our learning process begins. We have the natural instinct of the noble savage, and a clean slate ready to collect information from our environment. Progressive education recognizes the importance of the social environment and the core curriculum. It’s important for children to learn the general studies of language to communicate their ideas, and history, math and sciences to make cognitive decisions about economical and social issues....   [tags: Philosophy Education Teaching] 389 words
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Teaching and Education Philosophy - Teaching and Education Philosophy My philosophy is that an educator is the most valuable resource our country has. Of all the jobs or careers in this world none of them would be possible without teachers. There are two main points to my philosophy, why teachers are important and who teachers are. Hopefully reading my philosophy will give you a better understanding of the importance of educators in this world. Teachers are very important in our society because we need them to provide our youth with the knowledge and social experiences they will need to improve their future and the future of the entire planet....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy] 392 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education Having graduated from a public school system, I feel my experiences and opinions are not only first hand, but they are something I should always try to consider when thinking about or dealing with my own students. As every student has, I have had great teachers as well as terrible ones; some of those teachers everyone loved or hated, and other received varied opinions about themselves from their students. The student teacher relationship is something that is unavoidable, as it should be....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 412 words
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Philosophy of Music Education - One thing that defines us as human beings is our ability to pass knowledge from generation to generation. My role as educator is to encourage this passing of knowledge while equipping students with the desire to continue this tradition. This process encourages students to better themselves through learning, so in turn they may better their families, communities and the world. Education empowers individuals to positively impact their own future by constantly progressing forward. This characteristic of education ensures that it is never stagnant and never regressing....   [tags: Philosophy of Education, Music, Education, ] 412 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education Most of the teachers that have taught me in my time as a student have come across as positive role models to their students. When I look back at my experiences with those teachers, I want to be like them. I want to help my students just like those teachers have helped me. Those teachers that made a positive impression on me are the reason I want to be a teacher. Those teachers that I look back on played a huge part in developing the human being that I am today. I want to be able to play that same part in the development of other people....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Educational Essays] 423 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy I have for several years played with the idea of becoming a teacher. I started my college education over twenty years ago and within this period of time, I have had the pleasure of raising my own children and being involved with hundreds of other children at the elementary school level, as a little league coach of basketball and softball. And the most important lesson I learned was that at this stage of a child’s life their self worth and self esteem, are so very important in the building blocks for adolescence and young adulthood....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 423 words
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy I believe that teaching is a profession in which the educator has many opportunities to apply her knowledge of content area, personal strengths and creativity, and her life skills to the tasks at hand on a day to day basis. For example, when working in cooperation with other teachers, handling difficult situations with students and even just enjoying the satisfaction of a job well done, all three of the above mentioned qualities come into play. In order to keep all of these in balance, however, it is imperative that the teacher, or teacher in training, has a clear idea of what may be defined as her philosophies of teaching....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teachers Essays] 433 words
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Walter Lippmann's The Public Philosophy - Walter Lippmann's The Public Philosophy      Walter Lippmann begins his The Public Philosophy by expressing his concern for the state of the Western Liberal Democracies. The West, he writes, suffers from "a disorder from within." This disorder has its roots in the long peace between 1812 and 1914, and was further exascurbated by the great population increase of that era and the coinciding industrial revolution. The latter changed the nature of armed struggle, which in turn intensified the "democratic malady." The situation Lippmann describes is the "paralysis of governments," the inability of the state to make difficult and unpopular decisions....   [tags: The Public Philosophy] 444 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - My Personal Philosophy of Education To teach a child something that is your responsibility to teach them, and they go on and become a successful adult is a great satisfaction for an instructor to see. I have many reasons that I want to become a teacher, focusing on the high school level. I have been told that I am crazy for wanting to become a teacher because there is no pay, the degree is difficult to complete, plus many other reasons. The only reason I stayed in the education program is that there are many more reasons to stay then to leave the program....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Teachers Essays] 451 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy To describe my educational philosophy, I needed to combine two philosophers into one making it my own. I plan to explain my philosophical view by discussing the purpose of public education in society. I felt that essentialism, popularized by William Bagley, and progressivism, led by John Dewey, best described my attitudes and views towards education. I feel the overall purpose of education is to teach students traditional academic subjects such as math, reading and writing, social studies, the sciences, music, art, computer science, health, and physical education....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 476 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy Education is diverse. Due to the various natures of knowledge and students, it is difficult to place my educational philosophy in one category. Each student is unique; curriculums vary depending on many factors. I feel that many educational philosophies are beneficial to education. The nature of students reflects many things including heredity, home life, and society as a whole. Through my experiences working with Americorps/Energy Express, I learned children from lower income families tend to lose three months of education during the summer break....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Essays] 494 words
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My Educational Philosophy Statement - As a teacher my primary role is to be not only a teacher to my students, but a caring and loving adult who is there to help guide them along the road less taken. I believe the most important part a teacher plays is the adult role model. The teacher may not be able to make every child exactly what they think the child should be. The teacher can teach a child right and wrong. The teacher can set an example and show kids how to be good citizens. Positive views of students will promote a positive teacher-student relationship based on trust....   [tags: My Philosophy of Education 2014] 500 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - My Philosophy of Teaching The decision to become a teacher was one that I made when I was in the ninth grade. When I entered high school I worked at a summer camp every year with disadvantaged children. The children ages ranged from six years old to sixteen years old. The feeling that I received when I saw that I could make a difference in their lives was so rewarding that I knew I wanted to become a teacher. I grew up as the youngest of six children, finishing high school was very important to my brothers and sisters, but finishing college was never really stressed to them by my mother....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Essays] 501 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - My Philosophy of Teaching When thinking of a philosophy of teaching, four major issues need to be considered. Those issues are one’s views on education, the role of the teacher, teaching and learning, and on the children. This is something that someone entering the teaching profession needs to give serious thought to and realize the importance that this will hold in the future. The following essay will express my philosophy of teaching. One very important factor in every life is the education received as we mature....   [tags: Philosophy Education Teaching] 503 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education To be an effective educator, I believe one must have a foundation of moral and ethical principles. An educator should support the learning environment, while being flexible and teachable. He or she must also lay a foundation of beliefs on how individuals learn, seeking to enable individuals to reach their optimal potential. My personal educational philosophy begins with believing all children are unique individuals, with different emotions and different styles of learning....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 513 words
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The Elements of Newton's Philosophy, By Voltaire - The Elements of Newton's Philosophy. By Voltaire. (Guildford and London: Billing and Sons Ltd., 1967. Pp xvi, 363.) In this essay, published in 1738, Voltaire explains the philosophies of not only Newton, but in a large part Descartes because of his contributions in the fields of geometry. In Voltaire's concise explanation of Newton's and other philosophers' paradigms related in the fields of astronomy and physics, he employs geometry through diagrams and pictures and proves his statements with calculus....   [tags: Elements of Newton's Philosophy] 515 words
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Thomas Hobbes' Philosophy - Thomas Hobbes Thomas Hobbes was an English philosopher who lived from 1588-1679. He attended Oxford University where he studied classics. His occupation was a tutor, but he also traveled around Europe to meet with scientists and to study different forms of government. He became interested in why people allowed themselves to be ruled, and what would be the best form of government for England. Thomas Hobbes was the first great figure in modern moral philosophy. Hobbes had a pessimistic view of people; he believed humans were selfish creatures who would do anything to better their positions....   [tags: Thomas Hobbes' Philosophy] 517 words
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My Education Philosophy - My Educational philosophy is defined in becoming a teacher as a set of ideas and beliefs about education that guide the professional behavior of educators. Also included in educational philosophy are one’s beliefs about teaching and learning, students, knowledge and what is worth knowing. My five general purposes for philosophy of education are: to set goals of plan, to teach useful and relevant information, be aware of students learning styles, modeling positive cooperative behavior, to look for solutions and to make sure those solutions are working....   [tags: Philosophy Education, teaching, teacher] 532 words
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Nietzsche's Utile Philosophy of History - Nietzsche's Utile Philosophy of History History, contends Nietzsche, is not something to be wholly embraced for its own sake, but something which when used in moderation to further the activity of man motivates his life towards justice. Always, though, history must serve life and never the converse. To lead a healthy and happy life, man must be capable not only of historical though but also of unhistorical thought; Nietzsche likens the superhistorical being who never forgets to one who cannot sleep....   [tags: Philosophy History Essays] 534 words
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Mills and Kant Moral Philosophy - Another motive for action is when something is done in accordance to duty, and actually wants to do it – this is also called immediate inclination. An example of this principle would be a man who is happily married. However, at the office, there is an attractive new intern that constantly hits on him. He does find the intern to be physically attractive but does not actually desire to be with her. He reflects that he could indeed have an affair with this intern if he wanted to but he wont in a million years because he is extremely happy with his wife....   [tags: marriage, happiness, philosophy] 549 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education My philosophy of education would include a classroom that supports creativity and gives students an opportunity to explore the world in the confines of four walls. Knowledge results from countless experiences and interactions throughout an individual’s lifetime. I believe the purpose of education is to allow students to discover who they are through exploring who has come before them, and what is possible for them in the future. Formal education should provide students with more than a foundation in basic disciplines....   [tags: Philosophy on Teaching Educational Essays] 561 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education In today’s society a good, well rounded education is what every child needs to succeed. The classroom environment, the curriculum, and the way the classroom is managed are all important factors that contribute to the quality of education that a child receives. I believe that the learning environment is very important to a child’s desire to learn. Like Rousseau, I think that education should take place in a rural setting when possible. Ideally the classes would be small, consisting of fifteen to twenty students....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Teachers Essays] 565 words
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My Philosophy on Education - My Philosophy on Education My philosophy on education is based on the concept of sharing. Obviously, the most common form of sharing in education is the sharing of knowledge that occurs between a teacher and her students. Although I feel that this type of sharing is crucial, there are many other forms of sharing in education that I value extremely. The sharing of ideas amongst students is another necessary form of sharing in the area of education. I have seen firsthand how effective students teaching students can be....   [tags: Teaching Philosophy Education] 568 words
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Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Teaching As a future English teacher, my main priority is to share the wealth of opportunities and possibilities that an education in English can provide to a student. Given this task, I’ve begun to develop the guidelines by which my teaching will adhere. Although I still have much to learn, what follows is a simple framework for the ideals that I currently support. Not only do I expect these guidelines to change as I learn more about my students and myself, I look forward to the improvements that may stem from these growths....   [tags: Philosophy Teaching Education Admissions] 570 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Philosophy I believe that education extends far beyond the classroom walls, and involves many more people than students and teachers. People should be learning wherever they go, and should continue learning long after they’ve graduated from high school or college. Education isn’t something that can be quantified with tests or report cards, but is instead something that people carry with them. It’s a survival pack for life, and some people are better equipped in certain areas than in others....   [tags: Education Teaching Philosophy] 570 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - My Philosophy of Teaching I didn’t grow up wanting to be a teacher. I went to college after high school and studied Journalism, International Studies, and Psychology. Teaching was not a career I ever thought about pursuing. Then, I had the opportunity to spend time in the classroom and the teacher pointed out to me that I was a natural. I have had extensive experience volunteering with young people through school and church activities. I coach a high school track team. It is through this involvement and interaction with these young people that it has become clear to me that I need to be a teacher....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Essays] 570 words
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My Philosophy Statement - My Philosophy Statement Coming from a family of educators, I have always been aware of the love and importance of learning. Growing up I thought I wanted to be a Marine Biologist and was even accepted at Coastal Carolina to study this field. After much deliberation, I realized that what I really wanted to do was teach. In high school, I had the opportunity to work with children through the Eagle’s Nest Club and my Spanish class and knew this is what I wanted to do. My opportunities through these two organizations gave me experience with elementary students....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Essays] 571 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education Education plays a significant role in everyone's life. The purpose of education is to better our society as a whole. I believe education expands the minds of children and helps to give them a guideline on how to survive in the world. The purpose of a teacher is to provide students with an array of beliefs and views, which will later allow the students to create their own ideas about what is important in the world. The main goal of most teachers is to enforce ideas that they believe will be most valuable for a child's life....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 573 words
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Philosophy of Education - The Quest for Knowledge - Philosophy of Education - The Quest for Knowledge Ray Wilber once stated, "The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation." This simple quote is incredibly motivating to any educator, especially myself. To me, children bring a certain smile to my face whenever they enter a room and so to be a teacher is to know the greatest happiness. Beyond love, education is the greatest gift you can offer a child and teaching allows you to bring that incalculable knowledge to their growing minds....   [tags: Philosophy on Education Statement] 573 words
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy My personal teaching philosophy will be based off of my role model teachers growing up. For example, my fourth grade teacher, Ms. Juster, was a woman who I will never forget and whose influence made me chose the profession I am working towards today. Like her, I want to stimulate my students into finding their own strengths and desires so they feel more successful not only in a school environment but also in a larger civil community as well. I want my students to see me as a facilitator of learning, rather than a tyrant who harshly judges....   [tags: Teaching Philosophy Education Admissions] 577 words
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Teaching Philosophy: Encouragement - My perspective on teaching is aimed toward giving a greater sense of confidence and self esteem to elementary school children. The purpose of education is to motivate, empower, and prepare students for their future. It is a life-long preparation of making out one’s contributions and capabilities and putting those skills to use. Nonetheless, the purposes of education are varies. The principle changes with age, environment, and the customs of the individual student. The instructions good for one may not be good for another....   [tags: teaching philosophy, career,] 589 words
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy Philosophy of Education, is the exploration for the meaning of life. My personal philosophical views of education, is the love of teaching and learning. To serve as an mentor, confidant, instructor and to provide guidance in the area of education. To teach the younger generation that education can give great lifelong rewards. I hope to learn and expand my wisdom surrounding the aspect of education, through research, assignments and field experience. I plan to mold minds and encourage students, to better influence and instill within them that they are unique and special....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 593 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education I believe the key to a happy and successful life is having the choice to do what you really want, whether it’s being a sail boat captain, a scientist, or a tax collector. The only way to have these choices in life is through education. The more information you have and the clearer you can think, the more power you have over your future. This is why education is so important. It gives children the power to get out of bad neighborhoods or the courage to pursue an unorthodox career....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement Teachers] 608 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education The purpose of education is to provide students with a knowledge base that will enable them to achieve their goals. These goals will vary from student to student, but an education will enable students to reach their highest potential. Education is a gift and a privilege that all students, no matter their social status, race, or ethnic background, should receive. Education should better society as a whole, and this can only be accomplished through the hard work and dedication of teachers....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 614 words
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Philosophy of Death According to Marcus Aurelius - Marcus Aurelius' book Meditations gives a clear and concise view of what death is and how man should cope with it. There are many factors that Marcus must take into account when he is pondering about death. There is death on a physical plane of existence and there is death on a supernatural plane of existence. How man is related to both of these concepts can differ drastically but both are equally important concepts in man's view of death. The way that man approaches death and how he should view it in life are other factors that also play an important role in Marcus' philosophy of death....   [tags: Philosophy] 625 words
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Emerson's Philosophy - Emerson's Philosophy Emerson placed an emphasis on three primary aspects of life that illustrate the most crucial elements of humanity; nature, education and action. According to his theology, nature is the chief facet and because of its universal features, it arguably encompasses the remaining two tenets. Nature supports progress and action by providing physical accommodations in the form of material assets while simultaneously feeding the emotional hunger of man with inspirational beauty. His entire philosophy is embedded in the belief that an external presence shapes and influences the spiritual, intellectual, and physical elements of the individual....   [tags: Emerson Philosophy Philosophical Essays] 627 words
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Importance of Philosophy in the Modern World - The Importance of Philosophy in the Modern World Many of the philosophers we have been reading in class seem to me to be hopelessly dated (although some of them express useful ideas and/or make good points). Of course, it's easy to become trapped in writing only for the period a person lives in, and a philosophy is necessarily dependant on the historical situation and the extent of man's knowledge. And many of the philosophers who have existed over the course of the centuries have necessarily had to worry about governmental, church, or societal disapproval, censorship, or punishment....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays] 630 words
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Educational Philosophy - Educational Philosophy Education is without a doubt the fundamental tool that shapes our society. Every thought, process, technological advance, and advancement in the world would not have occurred without education. Presently, the educational system accounts for shaping today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders and giving them the tools they need to succeed in making our society expand. Consequently, today’s educators have quite a heavy burden to deal with to ensure that children properly perform their responsibilities....   [tags: Education Philosophy Essays Papers] 642 words
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The Philosophy of Education - In order for a society to function, individuals must be productive members of that society. This is accomplished through education. The philosophy of education is determined by society. As society changes so does the concept of education. Education is needed for individuals to function in society. Without the proper tools, people would be a burden instead of an asset. To become an asset, individuals need to be exposed to those elements which would enrich their lives through knowledge. Knowledge in our society is basically learned through education....   [tags: Philosophy Education School Society Issues] 666 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education Education is the process of learning that can take place anywhere and at any time. I believe that creativity and activity as well as books and lessons are essential to the learning process. As a teacher, I hope to instill in the children a sense of knowledge and self-worth that will remain with them throughout their lives. Education is important not only to maintain daily life, but also to become someone who contributes to society. Without education people have no chance to impact the lives of others in their own community....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 678 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education I began my college education in 1987. I attended two full years and one part-time year before accepting a position with an engineering firm in 1992. I was employed there for the next nine years and was promoted three times. Even though this was a good stable career, I was not satisfied. I have always wanted to be a teacher. I never gave up hope and continued to take a class when I could. In the fall of 2001, I had the opportunity to work part-time and finish my degree. I am so excited to achieve my lifetime goal of becoming an educator....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Teachers Essays] 683 words
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My Philosophy of Education - Becoming a teacher was not something I always knew I wanted. As I approached an age where I really started considering what I would like to do for a career I only knew that I did not want to work in an office behind a desk all day. I wanted a job that would be interactive, challenging and exciting. I also knew I wanted a job that would be important and would somehow contribute to the world in an important way. I thought being a teacher; particularly a teacher in the primary levels would fulfill those hopes and goals assuming I dedicate myself to becoming an effective teacher who has a positive influence on the lives of my students....   [tags: Philosophy, Education, ] 686 words
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Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy - Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy I can still remember coming home from school after an exciting day in the first grade. I would go straight to my room, line all of my dolls up in the floor, and “teach” them everything I had learned earlier that day. But of course, not every child who pretends to be a teacher in his or her early years actually becomes a teacher. So although I enjoyed “teaching,” I never really considered it as a choice for my life-long career. But the summer after ninth grade made me rethink my options....   [tags: My Philosophy of Education] 693 words
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education Why do I want to be a teacher. I have thought long and hard over that question, and my answer is “I don’t know.” My initial thought about going into teaching stemmed from my own experiences. When my son was in school, a teacher gave up on him and said, “he’ll be a dropout.” They will weed him out when he gets to high school. My son is now a junior at West Virginia University. I never want to see another kid be dropped through the cracks or weeded out, when he gets to high school....   [tags: Teaching Philosophy Education] 715 words
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy When I was growing up I wanted to be everything I could think of from an astronaut to a doctor. You name it and I wanted to be it. I could not make up my mind and even as I started college no decision fro my major was made. I waited two years until coming to the realization that I would like to teach. A small girl in Wal-Mart helped me come to this realization. I did not even know who she was, but somehow she caught my attention. The first time I looked at her I saw nothing, just an ordinary girl, but something made me look again....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Essays] 723 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education One of the most privileged professions in the world today is teaching. Teachers can influence the youth of a culture in a way no one else can. Teachers have the honorable responsibility of education. Students develop mentally, socially, and ethically within the realm of academic education. While in this critical stage of development, students are given the laboratory of the classroom to test themselves in ways that are more risky after graduation. Teachers play a crucial role in this laboratory....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 730 words
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Philosophy Statement - Philosophy Statement Throughout my entire life there has always been one thing that has remained constant—there has always been some sort of teacher in my life. During my academic career, there have been teachers that I have liked and a few that I have disliked, but I have always respected them for what they accomplish on a day-to-day basis. It never occurred to me until my second year of college that I could also be a teacher. I have always participated in activities that stressed leadership, I have been a mentor for numerous children through 4-H and other youth programs....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Essays] 741 words
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Education Philosophy Statement - Education Philosophy Statement A teacher once told me that it is not his job to teach a bunch of facts; it is his job to teach people to think and actually use their minds. Too often in education, the focus of classrooms is on the material being taught, instead of the students. In my personal experience I have found that students are not challenged to think nearly enough. They are told information and expected to regurgitate it back to the teacher. Is this truly the goal of education. I certainly hope not....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy] 742 words
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My Philosophy - My Philosophy Everyday we learn, whether we are conscious of it or not. Since primate times to the new generations. Primates taught their kids how to hunt, those kids taught the next generation, and the chain of teaching still exists because we still learn new data, and information every day in our lives. We gain this new information primarily from our parents and teachers. I thank God for all the people who had taught me the things that I know, and helped me to realize that education is a necessity in my life....   [tags: Philosophy Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 745 words
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My Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education I decided to become a teacher because when I was growing up, I watched a lot of teachers that would never take time to help those that needed it. There were times I was one of those students. I also love to help people and make a difference in their life. Therefore, I want to become a teacher. One of the philosophies I will use is progressivism. John Dewey, who was a social reformer with a background in philosophy and psychology, thought through active interplay with others, activities have meanings for us....   [tags: Philosophy on Teaching Statement] 786 words
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Educational Goals and Philosophy - Educational Goals and Philosophy Deciding on a career is a very difficult decision for anyone to make, especially for someone just coming out of high school. I always knew that I wanted to work with children, but I didn’t know what field I wanted to be in. After thinking about what field I could be in that I could work with children the most, I decided to become a teacher. I have always had a great deal of respect for most of the teachers I’ve had and hopefully I will be able to gain that respect from my students....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy] 788 words
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My Goals and Philosophy of Education - My Goals and Philosophy of Education I have always leaned toward the profession of education. I feel that a career in education has much to offer, both personally and professionally. The idea of any other career has never been a question; as a child, and now as an adult, I have always known that my interest lay in teaching. As a child, I would play pretend being a teacher. I had a room full of students who were given assignments and instruction. Also like many students, I had a positive experience with a 5th grade teacher that meant much to me....   [tags: Philosophy Education Teaching] 791 words
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My Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education My philosophical view on education is idealistic. I believe that teachers should be role models for their students. This is one of the reasons for my wanting to become a teacher. I also enjoy seeing people learn things that are difficult for them. I plan on teaching history, which would be the theme for the looks of my classroom. The walls would be filled with posters of important events in history. There would also be pictures of important people in history with interesting quotes by those people....   [tags: Philosophy on Teaching Statement] 801 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education I knew at an early age that I wanted to be a teacher. As a child, my friends and cousins always played school and of course I always had to be the teacher. We had a cinderblock building that we called the "playhouse" and this is where my teaching career began. We would play for hours doing reading, spelling and writing. I always loved to grade the papers. And most of all I had strict behavior rules. Throughout life, even though my teaching career has been on hold, I have worked in various atmospheres with children from babysitting to different types of leadership roles....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 818 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education Education is an essential element to the life of every person. Teachers must have a philosophy of teaching to be effective in the classroom. No matter what way of teaching an educator chooses, it should positively affect his or her students and help to keep them on track to growing into strong intelligent adults. If a child is placed in a positive environment, then it will help shape them into good citizens. According to Plato, a student's environment determines his or her morals and character....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 819 words
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Statement of Philosophy of Education - Statement of Philosophy of Education My philosophy of teaching and education in general is very broad at this stage in my career. I am sure that as I teach in future years, my philosophy of teaching will change as I gain experience. As for now though, the following paper will describe the way I feel about teaching, learning and education in general. First, I view learning as a journey the students take throughout their school careers and throughout life. I feel that on this journey, teachers are placed in the position to help guide these students to their destination, or at least help them on their way....   [tags: My Philosophy of Education] 819 words
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education My philosophy of teaching is based on theories or ideas of philosophers and psychologists such as the Sophists, Plato/Socrates, Functionalists, Rousseau, Experimentalists, and Piaget as well as others. I will discuss my views on the nature of humans, the nature of knowledge, the purpose of education, the method in which I intend to conduct my classroom, the importance of library media in schools, as well as my plans of professional development. The nature of humans is a combination of both heredity and environment....   [tags: Philosophy on Teaching Teachers Essays] 877 words
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Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy - Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy Henry Ford, Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison, and Abraham Lincoln. What do these four men have in common. First they are considered geniuses. Second they were all considered poor learners in school. This is why I want to teach. I want to help the kids who have obvious potential, but may be struggling in the classroom. By ignoring kids who are falling behind, we may be losing the next revolutionary thinker of our time. To achieve this goal, I will have to undergo a series of training steps....   [tags: My Philosophy of Education] 901 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement I believe that the best way to gain knowledge is through experiences that we encounter in everyday life. It is for this reason that I know what I know today. This is why I feel that progressivism is an excellent teaching philosophy, and why I will be instructing my classroom with its’ principles. I will not however, rule out book work and studying from the text book. I just believe that students learn best through interaction with each other, books, and other non-traditional sources....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Essays] 908 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement Yesterday’s great thinkers are not nearly the same as today’s great thinkers. Along with modern technology and our country’s increasing emphasis on individuality and freedom, students today are accomplishing more personal goals and achieving much different aspirations than those of just twenty years ago. Therefore, with these realities comes the thought that educational philosophy, curriculum, and teaching methods should also change with the time. I do not want our schools to become manufacturers of “ideal” thinkers, where we just spit out little replicas of past instructors and educators....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Essays] 912 words
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The Absolute and the Dialectic in the Philosophy of Hegel - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was born in August 27, 1770; Hegel had three siblings, his parents brought him into a family of Protestant Pietism. Hegel was very close to his sister, Christiane, she was mentally ill and Hegel was worried about her mental state so he made different forms of psychiatry to help her using dialectic. Hegel was a philosophy and theology student from1788–1793, as a student he made friends with other peers such as Friedrich Von Schelling and Friedrich Hegel; two famous German figures in the 19th century....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement Every teacher has their own philosophy and their style. They believe their philosophy, themselves, and students’ abilities. They must have been inspired by brilliant teachers, in other words, they had favorite teachers when they were students. My favorite teacher was an English teacher at my junior college in Japan. When I was a high school student, I was looking for a junior college to enter after graduating high school. I took the teacher’s trial class. When I first took his class, I was moved by him....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Essays] 922 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education Webster’s definition of teaching is the act or profession of instruction. But to be a teacher is so much more. A teacher must be an instructor, counselor, disciplinarian, and a role model. To be an effective teacher we must incorporate all these roles into one entity. I have read educational philosophies written by Plato, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Charles Anders Pierce, and John Dewy. These viewpoints were helpful in determining my own educational philosophy. I did not use one particular by parts of all of them....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Teachers Essays] 935 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education From the moment of conception, one faces many facets of change: physical change, mental change, and spiritual change. The physical changes in life occur naturally depending upon the whims of nature, nutrition, and the individual’s gene pool; however the spiritual and mental changes are dependent on one’s environment, social contact, and teaching. As a teacher I feel it is my responsibility to over prepare my students for the inevitable changes that will occur in their lives by instilling confidence and knowledge while presenting myself as a good role model....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 935 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy Most people would say that what prompted them to become a teacher was a teacher that they had connected with and inspired them. I never really had this opportunity of aspiring to be like someone who has impacted my life. I never had a teacher that stood out to me or really tried to connect with me. Therefore, I suppose my explanation to want become a teacher is quite the opposite of the typical explanation. I don’t want to become like any of the teachers I had throughout my elementary and high school career; I want to be the opposite....   [tags: My Philosophy of Education] 950 words
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