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My Philosophy of Education - Philosophy On Education: My Beliefs Students are the key to our future. In order for them to make sound decisions in life they must be able to understand the consequences for the choices they make. My goal as a teacher will be to make sure they receive the knowledge to make those decisions. I want to be a teacher so that I can mold students to be intelligent, productive citizens in our society. I want to be a role model, someone children can look up to and emulate. I believe I am worthy and capable of being a teacher because I am intelligent, compassionate, and of high moral character....   [tags: Philosophy on Education Statement] 831 words
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Education Goals and Philosophy - Education Goals and Philosophy As a high school student, I often witnessed special education students being mistreated and made fun of. I had a very special teacher that guided me in the direction of stopping this abuse and making these students feel that they were special. She mentored me throughout my four years of high school, and I learned what kind of person I truly wanted to be. It took me some time in college to decide what I wanted to do, but there wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t think about how special she had been to me throughout my school years....   [tags: Teaching Teachers Education Essays] 833 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education We are living in a moment of deep historical mutation in which traditional meanings are dissolving. This makes it necessary to re-think the certainties in which the Essentialist thinks. Bringing us back to the basics of life with core curriculum. My philosophy beliefs on education are based on Essentialism and Progressivism. Essentialism is grounded in a conservative philosophy that accepts the social, political, and economic structure of American society. While Progressivism has a respect for individuality, it is believed that people learn better through active interplay with others....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 836 words
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The Philosophy of Education and my Goals as a Future Teacher - The education of a child would serve as the foundation to their lifelong learning. Since I have learned that every child is unique, I believe that there should be a philosophy where it combines different types of theorists to make an environment where is safe and free to learn. Education is a simple word, but analyzing this word is more profound because it can last forever in their lives of the students. There will be different philosophies of education in this paper that will be discussed. Every philosophy perspectives that teachers have chosen for the students it is important because it can depends on their teaching strengths and effectiveness....   [tags: education] 838 words
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My Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education While many people know what they want to do when they get older, I had no clue as to what I wanted to do after I graduated. Right before my graduation, my high school guidance counselor came up to me and asked if I would be interested in tutoring over the summer to make some money for school. Well I figured I'd give it a shot just to see what it was like, and from this came one of the greatest joys of my life. When I walked in the classroom to tutor the children their faces lit up when they saw some one really cared and wanted to help them....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays] 843 words
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Plato's Education Philosophy - Plato was born into an aristocratic Greek family between 428–427 BC. At the age of twenty he became a disciple of the philosopher Socrates. Socrates continued to be an enormous influence on Plato throughout his life. Plato was an idealist and believed that everything that we see in this world is a less accurate representation of what its true form should be. He believed in a world of unchanging and unrelated forms that corresponded to universal definitions. This belief led to his theory of forms and became an essential part of his philosophy....   [tags: Philosophy]
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education The obstacle of finding a career is something we are all faced with at one time or another. Fortunately for me, I found this decision to be a very easy one, because I have a love for teaching. The decision of my career was clear. I was going to become a teacher. The nature of students, or at least most students, is to learn and master problem-solving abilities in order to be a successful adult. I believe the student’s nature is ever changing, therefore, in that perspective, I agree mostly with progressivism....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays] 859 words
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Anti-Traditionalist Education Philosophy - When I become a teacher, I will espouse an anti-traditionalist education philosophy. That is, I will reject the traditions that have stymied the critical thinking and democratic values that schools should inculcate in American youth and instead focus on creating a curriculum Regardless of the curricular mandates imposed on me, I will teach what I think young people need to know. Namely, I hope to inform my students about how education administrations and governments run, reform, and maintain public schools as well as alternative schools....   [tags: Education, teaching, philosophy of education] 863 words
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education Education today has changed drastically from schools in the past. One example is computers. Everyone is using computers in everyday life now, and it seems like teachers have to compete with that. Kids can learn so much off the Internet that they are becoming smarter. Our kindergarten classes that we took look like the preschools of the present. The children today have to go to preschool to be well prepared for kindergarten. Kids are even more knowledgeable than we are when it comes to computers....   [tags: Educating Education Essays] 865 words
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My Philosophy of Education - Philosophy on Education In the beginning there were students. the students learned what they were to do and what not to do. It continued on and on and still to this day we have students who are told what to do and not to do. They are told how to act, how to make decisions on their own, and how to make something of themselves. The student is taught that they need to learn so that they know more and to survive in today's society because most everyone today needs a good education. The student is taught in ways they will learn....   [tags: Philosophy on Education Statement Teaching Essays] 874 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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The Philosophy of Education - The Philosophy of Education Personally, being an educator gives me a chance to have a great impact on the world. I have always enjoyed seeing the look on someone’s face when they make a new connection or learn something. I have many strong beliefs in the education process and many times feel that the needs of the student are overlooked. As a teacher, the students would be priority and that is the backbone of my teaching philosophy. I know that I am not very experienced and have much to learn....   [tags: School Teaching Teachers Essays] 881 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - My Personal Philosophy of Education When I came to college, I debated on a major, trying to find a career that would be satisfying to me. After much pondering, I decided that education is the right path for me. I now find that not only do I think it is the right career, but I have a passion for helping children succeed. Education is a very important part of today's society. Teaching is a way to make society a better place for today's generation and our children. Teaching may not seem like a very important career to some people, but when I think back to some of my own teachers, I realize what an important part they played in my life....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Teaching Essays] 891 words
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education As I start to write this paper, I begin to think of the reasons why I want to become a teacher. The most important reason is my love for children. When I was little, I always dreamed about being a teacher and I would always pretend to be teaching a classroom. As I grew older, I knew I wanted to be in a field that involved interaction with people. I soon began to work at a local gymnastics center where I became a coach for children form ages two to seventeen. At my work, even through the bad experiences, I could not help but love and want to help those kids even more....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays] 920 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 Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education While thinking about my personal philosophy of education and such questions as "What is the purpose of education?' or "What is the role of the teacher?" I have come to realize that my personal views can only be described as eclectic. I find that I agree with some (but not all) of the tenets of many of the major philosophies so far as education is concerned. My personal belief is that there is no single "way" of educating or education that is correct for every child, and as a future teacher I believe that I must be willing to be flexible and adaptable to any given situation , utilizing my knowledge of the various philosophies of education to create an approach...   [tags: Educational Teaching Teachers Essays] 938 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - My Personal Philosophy of Education Ever since I was a little girl, I knew that in my future I wanted to become a teacher. I always looked up to my teachers, especially the ones I had in elementary school. I even played 'school' with my friends and pretended I had my own classroom. I loved being in charge. During a summer, I was given the opportunity to work as an Energy Express mentor and work with a group of eight children. This was one of the most wonderful experiences I have ever been through....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 948 words
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education “Though your beginning was insignificant, yet your end will increase greatly” “A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child” Anonymous I can remember the days of yester when my childhood friends and I played pretend teacher. The reasons that I decided to enter the teaching profession were very simple indeed....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Teachers Essays] 958 words
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education Education today is very different than that of twenty years ago. I think that today’s educators have more interest in test scores and the outcome of standardized testing, than the level of content that a child is learning and the successfulness of the teaching and learning process. I want to meet both of the aspects. I want my students to have high test scores and do well for our school, yet at the same time have fun learning. I want to make a child excited about learning and thrilled about coming to school to learn....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Educational Learning Essay] 970 words
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education Becoming a teacher has always been one of my goals in life. What motivates me to become a teacher is that I love to help and teach children new things in life. I try to do this in a very unique way. I love to see kids happy. I think that being a teacher is a very rewarding job. Teachers should try to teach their students new things with a positive attitude, with enthusiasm and interest. Giving more attention to students of younger ages is especially important....   [tags: Teaching Teachers Education Essays] 981 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education Throughout the history of education, there have been many different philosophical views. The views have varied from Plato's "The Republic," to Rousseau's "Emile". Plato believed that the purpose of education was to create a perfect city-state, while Rousseau believed that the purpose was to develop people, who freely choose good. Both of these philosophies cooperate with my beliefs; however, my beliefs do differ in some aspects. Through my philosophies covering the nature of humans, curriculum, and teaching methods I hope to better educate the students and America a better place to live....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 989 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - My Personal Philosophy of Education When I was a little girl all I ever wanted to do was be a teacher. My neighbors and I would get out our little chalkboards and take turns teaching each other things that we had learned in school that day. We would spend hours in the basement grading "tests" or "quizzes" that we had made up ourselves. We had so much fun pretending to be teachers. As I got older I realized that a teaching salary may not be enough for me to get by on, so I decided to go to Marshall University and major in sports medicine....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Teachers Essays] 990 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education As a young girl, I would come home from school and pretend to be a teacher. I would sit my younger cousins at small tables and ask them to complete various assignments, such as reading a book or writing the alphabet. We even had lunch in our pretend cafeteria, the dining room, and then we would venture outside for recess. Being a teacher has almost always been a goal of mine. I went through a phase in junior high school where I wanted to become a doctor in order to receive their large salary....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 994 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education As I begin my education for becoming a teacher, I am beginning to make decisions on things such as how I would like my teaching style to be, ways to deal with discipline problems, and how I would like my classroom to be set up. However, I cannot put my ideas into one philosophy. I feel that using many styles of teaching is better than just using one. Some students may learn better with one style of teaching while others may learn better with another. The teaching philosophies I can best relate to are realism, pragmatism, and idealism....   [tags: Philosophy on Teaching Statement Teachers Essays] 995 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - My Personal Philosophy of Education For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a teacher. As a child I taught countless spelling lessons and math problems to classes of stuffed animals and Barbie dolls. Now I am all grown up and I want some real children in those seats not teddy bears and dolls. I can’t wait to begin teaching and working with the students. Until then I am working on honing my skills, developing a suitable philosophy, and planning how I will become the best teacher that I can be....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 995 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education As a future educator, there are many pieces of knowledge that I hope to impart on my future students. I also believe that there are many different ways in which to give this knowledge. I relate myself mostly with the Social Re-Constructionists. They believe in a wide curriculum, covering more than the basics, which I feel is very important. One thing that I do find very important is practical educational experiences. As an elementary teacher, I will not get to see this put to much use, but I hope that my students will have future opportunities to complete internships, work-studies, and many other opportunities along those lines....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1006 words
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The Optimum Philosophy For Education - Introduction My personal philosophy of education is to produce a holistic individual with strong character and strong morals and provide freedom that enables the person to grown into a virtuous and free adult. The purpose of education within this framework is to give the learner the power to make wise decision that would positively impact on his life as well as the lives of the entire society. In discussing my personal philosophy of education, I will elaborate on the aim of education, address the role of the teacher and the learner and explain them method of classroom practices....   [tags: Character, Morals, Beneficial Wisdom] 1010 words
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My Philosophy on Education - My Philosophy on Education My philosophy on education is a bit of Essentialism and Progressivism. I know these are two drastically different philosophies, but they both have certain points of view I agree with. For example, strictness (Essentialism) should be used with the idea that students need to find their own way (Progressivism). As I discuss my own Philosophy on education, these different views on education will be incorporated. Students are children who feel trapped into going to school....   [tags: School Learning Philosophies Essays] 1010 words
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Philosophy on Education - Philosophy on Education Education what is it. Is it only, how it is defined, as the imparting and acquiring of knowledge through teaching and learning. Is education only something you receive in a school. Education to me begins at birth; a journey that has begun, as you experience new things you learn and grow mentally and emotionally. By the time a child begins school they have learned a multitude of things which include a number of things like walking, speaking, listening this is just the beginning of their learning career....   [tags: philosophy of Education] 1015 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education On October 20, 2001 I had the greatest dream. From this dream, I came to the realization that I would become an educator. I’ve always felt that the hardest decision to make is what to do for the rest of your life. My life was heading on a different road in a completely different direction. After being down this road for nearly three years, I discovered that I was not satisfied with my initial career choice. The road led me to Concord College. My educational plan is to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Special Education....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1022 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education The philosophical perspective possessed by a teacher has on affects the ability and effectiveness of their teaching methods. Therefore a teacher must be one who appreciates and respects education and formalized schooling. In the following paragraphs I will give a general description of my views on education. I will describe how I view the acquisition of knowledge, common student nature, what I believe the purpose of education is and my desired method and curriculum. Future teachers should carefully consider each of these aspects....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Teachers Education Essays] 1029 words
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Philosophy of Education - Education is an ever evolving system, taking cues from past success to help educate future generations. With so many different views and influences contributing to modern education standards, it can be easy to lose the sight of where education should go and what it should be achieving. The paring of ancient philosophies with modern views and outlooks can help to advance education further than relying only on past success. Education benefits more than the individual, it contributes to societies structure, with this in mind we begin to see how important a quality education is....   [tags: Modern Education System]
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A Personal Philosophy of Music Education - A Personal Philosophy of Music Education Few would argue against the idea that we educate ourselves and our society so that we have adequate means with which to understand and interact with elements of the world around us. Subjects such as mathematics, language, history, and the hard sciences are granted immediate and unquestioned legitimacy in our schools, and with good reason. We encounter each of these elements of our lives on a daily basis. We need to have an understanding of these disciplines in order to interact with them, otherwise they are meaningless to us....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays]
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My Personal Philosophy of Special Education - My personal philosophy of special education drives not from teaching in the field, but from, observations, and personal experience, and the workshops I attended. I have had the opportunity to work with individuals with special needs in many different settings, all this help cultivate my knowledge in handling the needs of the special needed student. Special needs students have the ability to learn, to function, to grow, and most importantly to succeed. The difference comes into how they learn or how they need to be taught....   [tags: Special Education Philosophy ] 1036 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education I fell in love with learning when I was only a small child. With the support and encouragement of my parents, I have come to know the value of education and have a desire to instill this same sense of structure in students I will come in contact with. For this reason, and a few others, I decided to become a teacher. Ever since I was a younger I loved the idea of school and was eager to get started. All throughout my life I have had a passion for learning and always knew that I was meant to teach....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1044 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education Have you ever sat down and thought about who your favorite teacher was during your primary and secondary school years. Did you enjoy their class because it was exciting, educational, and unique. When I decided to become a teacher I sat down and asked myself these very questions. After graduation it was very difficult for me to decide on how to further my life, college or entering the work force. After looking back on my life and trying to decide what has made the biggest influence on it, teaching has given me the greatest joy and pride....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 1045 words
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Education Philosophy - Education Philosophy My life has been influenced greatly by teachers. Since I was a child, teaching is all I wanted to do. My mother is a fifth grade teacher. I have quite a few friends that are teachers. I have been fortunate to be influenced by some great teachers throughout my academic career. I love to be around kids and I like participating in the process of learning. I appreciate learning even today. I enjoy the learning process and hope to one day influence students in the future. I hope to one day become a high school social studies teacher....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teachers Essays] 1061 words
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Becoming a Teacher: My Philosophy on Education - Becoming a Teacher: My Philosophy on Education When did education start. Do we still need education to function as a society. How long will public education remain a kindergarten through twelfth grade curriculum. The answers to these questions will vary from person to person, but they will all have one common theme: education will and must go on. Education is the key to a progressing society. Education is the only way that knowledge is passed from generation to generation. In this paper I will explain why I wish to teach, my educational goals, and the philosophy that I will use during my teaching career....   [tags: Teaching Education] 1077 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - My Personal Philosophy of Education "Some people make things happen, some watch while things happen, and some wonder ‘what happened?’ Which type of person are you?" author unknown. There have been times in my life in which I have sat back and watched things happen. I often wondered why they happened. I now realize that it is important to be a leader. Effective teachers need to take charge and make things happen. I am becoming a teacher to make things happen and not sit back and let them happen as I used to do....   [tags: Teaching Progressivism Careers Essays] 1090 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. -Albert Einstein Tell me, and I’ll forget. Show me, and I’ll remember. Involve me, and I’ll learn. -Marla Jones The two quotes that I have listed above can in essence describe my feelings on education and teaching. For me teaching is sharing a passion not only for learning, but also for the material you are teaching. My passion happens to be English, and to me that means allowing my students to read something and think about it....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Educational Essays] 1095 words
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education Is there a certain set of guidelines that need to be followed when teaching. If so, what should the main points of these rules be. I believe that when teaching, an instructor needs to consider the nature of the students and the importance of a good education. A teacher should also have some sort of idea about the teaching methods that should be used in the classroom. I believe that all students are capable of learning when given the opportunity. Children are not born evil....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Educational Essays] 1096 words
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education All children can learn. This has been a philosophy of mine ever since I won a contest in fourth grade. All fourth graders were asked to submit a saying a that was going to be put on our school flag. To my surprise, I won and that was what made me realize just how true that statement is. However, that philosophy can be broken up into five components. The first being the purpose of education. Second, the nature of knowledge. Third, the nature of the student. Next, the method used in teaching....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays] 1099 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - Philosophy Teachers have been a part of my life for as far back as I can remember. Different individuals have shown me so much in a variety of capacities: some worked in a classroom, some coached me outside of it, and some individuals have simply been a model for how to live a rich life. I consider them all teachers. My decision to become a teacher is founded in the idea that it is one of the most direct ways to influence young people. I believe that students do look upon teachers as role models, sometimes even as they pledge dislike for teachers to their classmates....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1099 words
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education Words cannot explain why I want to be a teacher. Personally, I don’t know why anyone would not want to be. The fact that I might teach anyone something that could be helpful in his or her life is just astonishing to me. It can also be scary, because you can hurt as much as help. I found that out the hard way. I had a teacher that didn’t care the way she should have. Therefore, I got behind. I did learn that it takes more than just knowledge and training to be a teacher....   [tags: Educational Educating Teaching Essays] 1122 words
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My Philosophy of Education - My philosophy of Education The word philosophy is described in the dictionary as the search for human life. There are many different aspects of philosophy: ethics and logic are the main two along with aesthetics, epistemology, and metaphysics. I shall be discussing two of the five in my paper. As a professional educator, I have many different views that I will use for my long term goals and in my teaching profession. The first area of discussion is the nature of the student. I strongly believe that any one student can be taught, but not all at the same level....   [tags: Teaching Teachers Careers Essays] 1170 words
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My Educational Philosophy - Socrates warned his students over 2000 years ago that the unexamined life is not worth living. (Kreis) This statement, though made so many years ago, mirrors my own beliefs about learning and knowledge acquisition in today’s society. In my own personal philosophy of education, I believe that individuals must continually examine their surroundings and learn from the things they find. I do not believe that just knowing random facts or bits of information is true education. Just as the ancient Greeks believe, I think that education should teach a child to think and learn independently....   [tags: Philosophy of Education]
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My Philosophy on Education - All human societies, past and present, have had an interest in education; and many have claimed that teaching is the second oldest profession. While not all societies channel sufficient resources into support for educational activities and institutions, all at the very least acknowledge their centrality; and for good reasons. Teaching, in my opinion is the first profession period. Teaching will always and forever be used until the end of time. We know that everyone is born unknowing about education, norms, and is illiterate; we do not know about the community or society as a whole....   [tags: Education ]
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Kessler’s Philosophy of Education - Kessler’s Philosophy of Education The dictionary defines the word philosophy as the general principles or laws of a field of knowledge, activity, etc. I, myself define philosophy as my beliefs, values, and opinion on a subject. Specifically in this paper, the subject I will be speaking about is my philosophy of education. What is my philosophy of education you might be asking. I will answer this question as well as talk about many other aspects of education. These aspects include the nature of students, the nature of knowledge, the purpose of public education, method, and curriculum....   [tags: Educational Educating Teaching Essays] 1176 words
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Progressivism: The Philosophy of Education That Best Suits Me as Teacher - Before beginning any paper on a philosophy of education, it is important to define the terms used so that both the author and the reader are “on the same page.” Webster’s New World Dictionary, in the third definition, defines philosophy as “the general principles or laws of a field of knowledge” (p. 1015). Education is likewise defined in the first definition as “the process of training and developing the knowledge, skill, mind, character, etc., esp. by formal schooling” (p. 432). Hence, a philosophy of education would be elaboration and discussion of the general principles of training and developing the knowledge, skill, mind and character of a person or people....   [tags: Educational philosophy, teaching]
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - Education is not a group of classes containing a series of facts to be used on a test and then forgotten. Education is a series of tools that students use every day in the classroom and in the real world. The English language is the primary language of the United States and people use it to communicate throughout the world. Yet, many students have difficulty using the language properly. As an educator, I would like to make a difference and help students write better and use proper grammar and punctuation....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 1199 words
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Education Philosophy - Educational Philosophy I have an eclectic philosophy of education that I derived from a wide range of pre-existing philosophies. I identify most with the philosophies of essentialism and perennialism. In my opinion, students should have a strong foundation in the core curriculum areas of English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. After all, house built on a weak foundation will not stand. I also prefer the perennialist’s approach of studying the classics like Homer, Shakespeare, Milton etc....   [tags: Teaching Education Careers Essays] 1202 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education Ever since I was a little girl I had this dream of being a teacher. Whether it was making up “pretend” tests or having my younger brother sit through my instruction, I knew that I was a born teacher. And now that I have grown and matured into a responsible young woman, I feel that my place in this world is in the classroom. I feel that the children are our future and we should teach them everything we know to the best of our abilities. Every summer since the age of 13, I have been babysitting for local families in my small hometown of Pineville....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1203 words
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My Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education For many individuals, choosing a career is one of the hardest decisions to be faced with. The majority of students in college spend their first year stressing about what they are going to do with the rest of their life. I, fortunately, have known since I was in middle school that I wanted to be an elementary school teacher. As a future teacher I feel that essentialism and progressivism are going to be my unique philosophies of education. It is very important to know the nature of your students....   [tags: Teaching Educating Education Essays] 1206 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy As Abigail Adams once said, “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attained to with diligence.” Just as students learn with ardor and diligence, teaching is also a profession learned with ardor and diligence to achieve excellence as a teacher in today’s classroom. As I have grown up in a family thriving with teachers, I have seen both lessons taught and lessons learned. Children can offer a unique reward; to see a child learn is an accomplishing and satisfying feeling....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1214 words
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My Philosophy of Education - As an educator we all struggle with philosophy and where to go from there once we decide what our set of beliefs are. Once we put our philosophy in place, we then struggle with changing our philosophy. I believe that philosophies can be always changing any given situation and in order for growth as an educator we have to be aware of the situations that can change our philosophy, as well as being true to our core beliefs. However, in order for this to happen we must understand what philosophy is, and what it is not and how it fall in line with ideology and theories....   [tags: Educational Philosophy]
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My Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education According to Webster’s Dictionary, “A teacher is a person who teaches especially for a living.” This definition though is not entirely true about a teacher. As a teacher not only do you teach students, but teachers are parents, social workers, nurses, and even friends. A good teacher should be able to play all of these roles and will be successful throughout their teaching career. I attended public schools, so I got the good, the bad, and the ugly of every kind of teacher one could possibly have....   [tags: Philosophy on Education Statement] 1220 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education Every high school student who plans to continue his or her education at a college or university has a reason. Some have plans to become doctors or lawyers. Other students have plans to become one of the most important members of our society, even more important than the president. Those students have plans of becoming a teacher. I am one such student. All my life, all I have ever wanted to do was teach. I loved school, for the most part. I had several teachers whom I adored....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 1221 words
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Education Philosophy Statement - Education Philosophy Statement I believe education is one of the most important parts of our lives. Education sets the foundation for everything else we do in our lives. Without an education, it is nearly impossible to get gainful employment of any kind. But an education is not just something you get from taking notes, reading chapters, and passing tests. It is true that these are major parts of receiving an education, but they are not the only parts. I believe that education is something that you should constantly build on throughout life....   [tags: Teaching Progressivism Essays] 1225 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education Deciding what you want to do for the rest of your life is a very important and hard decision. But for me, this decision was not hard at all because ever since I was a young child, I have always wanted to become a teacher. Many people find it amusing when I tell them of my aspirations of becoming a teacher, and they respond by saying that the only reason why I want to be a teacher is because my parents are both teachers. I respond to them by describing what teaching means to me and tell them what I could bring to the teaching professional to enhance it....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 1225 words
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Education Philosophy Statement - Education Philosophy Statement Webster’s dictionary defines the word educate as to develop and cultivate mentally or morally; train; instruct; teach. I would like to be someone who educates because educators, or teachers, help people and have an influence over people. A teacher is someone who gets respect and is looked up to by others. I want to be a teacher because I want to be able to help people and make an impact on someone’s life. When I become a teacher, I want to have a neat and orderly classroom....   [tags: Teaching School Reflective Writing Essays] 1233 words
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education Growing up in a rural community there is seldom much to do, especially having no real close neighbors, whom you could call up and say come on over, due to the fact they would actually have to walk that “country mile.” Therefore, I had a lot of time on my hands as a young child and did various things to pass the time away, you see, when I was younger I never though the summer would end so I could go back to school and see all of my friends again. I cannot recollect when school became more than just about seeing your friends after a long summer, but gradually it did....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays] 1238 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education Education is inevitable. It is all around us because we can learn from virtually anything. When you are cooking, dancing, talking or any other activity you have actually had to learn several things to be able to do them. In the educational perspective, I am a pragmatist and I tend to follow after Dewey's footsteps. The concept of Pragmatism is one that developed in the 20th century. My philosophy is based on the idea that learning should involve real-life situations. Learning becomes more concrete to a student when they apply it to real-life situations, as where learning things that do not connect to them has more of an abstract sense....   [tags: Papers] 1240 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - An educator means that you are someone who cares and wants to see children be successful in your class and in their futures. The reason I want to become an educator is to make a difference in a child's life. I have worked with children for over seven years and everyday I spend with a child I learn someone new, about them and about myself. I want to give back to the community in which I was raised. I want to show them that they have helped make me become what I am today. A teacher can make a difference in a child's life to the good or bad if they went into the field for the wrong reason....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching] 1241 words
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My Philosophy of Education - 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....   [tags: Teachers Teaching School Essays] 1243 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - Personal Philosophy of Education I would not be considered your typical college student in search of an education degree. I am a 31 year old male, married, with two children, and working on my second career. My previous life consisted of working in the coal mines till I was injured. My injury, however, is considered a blessing in disguise. My injury has leaded me to the world of education. I have seen first hand the difference an educator can make in the life of a child; the child was my own son....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 1250 words
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Education Philosophy Statement - Education Philosophy Statement Every person has his or her idea of what education should be. One wants to be educated or go to universities so he or she could have a higher degree. Some other person wants to get education just to fulfill one's self. Many people get college education thinking that they can make more money. Education is not about money; it is a lifetime process that enables one to satisfy one's inner self. It makes a person feel good for who they are inside. Jon Spayde's article "Learning in the Key of Life" made me think about the different aspects of education, such as college education or street education....   [tags: Educating School Essays]
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education John Dewy once said that “education is a social preparation . . .education is growth . . . education is not a preparation for life, education is life itself.” Dewey’s statement represents the roots of my educational philosophy. I believe that school is a place where students develop social skills that will equip them for the rest of their lives. I believe that school is a place where students grow mentally, physically, and emotionally. I believe that school is not only a major tool in the real world battle against ignorance and poverty, but it is also place where dreams come true....   [tags: Education Teaching Teacher Essays] 1259 words
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Philosophy of Education - 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....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1270 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education I want to become a teacher. I must be out of my mind. At least that is what I am told by almost everyone when I tell him or her my plans for the future. Maybe I should become a doctor, lawyer, or own a business. No, I am going to fulfill my dream that I have had since I was in elementary school. I always ask a question to answer, “Why do you want to be a teacher. Are you out of your mind?” I ask who shapes the minds of the children of these doctors, lawyers, and businessmen while they are working....   [tags: Education Teaching Careers Essays] 1270 words
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My Philosophy of a Constructivist Mathematics Education - “Understanding is a measure of the quality and quantity of connections that a new idea has with existing ideas. The greater the number of connections to a network of ideas, the better the understanding (Van de Walle, 2007, p.27).” My philosophy of a constructivist mathematics education At what point does a student, in all intents and purposes, experience something mathematical. Does it symbolise a student that can remember a formula, write down symbols, see a pattern or solve a problem. I believe in enriching and empowering a student’s mathematical experience that fundamentally stems from a Piagetian genetic epistemological constructivist model....   [tags: Education ] 1279 words
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My Philosophy of Education - My philosophy on education is that all students should receive the most uplifting educational experience. I want to change a student’s spirit towards all aspects of their school and curriculum. Creating a sense of pride in themselves and where they attend school is a crucial element in their interest in education. A student should be allowed to form their own opinions, instead of conforming to the ideas of their teacher. This will be accomplished by allowing the students to take charge of their learning so that it will hold some significance to them....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Essays]
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Philosophy of Education Statement - Philosophy of Education Statement If you do not make a difference, then what have you made. This question has guided me in my pursuit of life, not simply my pursuit of a career. Visualize a typical drug dealer making his way on the addictions of others. Imagine sitting down with him and discussing his life, his past, his hopes and dreams, and how he got to the point where he is at. More than likely, you will have to adapt to his lingo, the broken English of the streets. What would his story hold....   [tags: Philosophy on Education Statement] 1308 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education Everyone has their own personal views on philosophy and they also have their own educational goals, myself included. Over the course of this paper I will discuss my views on philosophy and my educational goals. Furthermore I will address the nature of students; the nature of knowledge; the purpose of public education; my methods of teaching; and finally the curricular areas that I feel are the most important. First I shall discuss the nature of students. Much like Rousseau, I believe humans are born naturally innocent and are largely shaped by the environment, they are also partially shaped by nature....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Teachers Essays] 1311 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - My Personal Philosophy of Education One’s philosophy might contain views and values of education, methods of teaching, the purpose of a good education and why one uses certain curriculum. I feel that these four aspects are most important to me in my personal philosophy and will be in my classroom one day. I believe that the overall purpose of education is not only to teach students certain skills, but also to teach them to be their own person and individual thinkers. As a teacher one has to fulfill the role of educating and go beyond the teaching aspect, you have to be a role model, a fill in mommy, and a friend....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement Essays] 1326 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education In this paper, I wish to discuss my beliefs for education. These beliefs include my philosophy in a general manner, and the reasons why I want to become an educator. In this paper I will also describe what my furture classroom will look like, and how my classroom will be run. I also discuss my views on education reform in conclusion. I have found that my philosophy of education is a combination of two philosophies. They are Idealism and Realism. I also agree with two points in the Existentialism and pragmatism philosophies....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Careers Essays] 1327 words
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Dr. Noddings' Philosophy of Education - Dr. Noddings' Philosophy of Education Nel Noddings is a name unfamiliar to most people outside the educational community; but within it, even at 78, she remains one of the most influential voices. Her central passion which has carried her through 23 years of public school teaching, 10 children, a masters and Ph. D. degree, and over 20 years as a member of the faculty at Stanford can be summed up in one word: care. She writes of it, speaks about it, and practices it. What does Noddings mean when she writes of guiding teachers, “toward greater sensitivity and competence across all the domains of care.” Does it have a practical methodology behind it....   [tags: Education Teaching Noddings Essays Papers]
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education A child’s education is one of the most important, if not the most important, aspects of his or her life. With this in mind, teachers are very influential characters. Therefore it is essential that teachers develop their educational philosophy and their educational goals before making the big step from being a student to being a teacher. I would now like to present my educational philosophy and goals. I will do this by combining the thoughts of Rousseau, Plato/Socrates, Sophistry/Foucault, Pragmatism/Progressivism and interpreting and creating it into my own....   [tags: Teaching Philosophy Education Essays Papers] 1378 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education Education is something that every person should be given the chance to attain. It is vital for all people young, old, mentally impaired, ADHD, or whatever characteristic they may encompass. I believe everyone has the right to learn and be taught in an school environment. The law passed in 1975, P.L. 94-142, made numerous changes in the way certain children with special needs was being treated in the public school system. With the update in 1991, IDEA (Individuals With Disabilities act) added to the progress to end discrimination towards all exceptionalities....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 1387 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education I spent some time looking back upon my time in elementary, junior high and high school and thinking about all of my favorite teachers, and what exactly made them such outstanding, inspiring educators. I came to several conclusions. A good teacher is one who can not only show a student how to add four and seven, but also help them see why it is important for them to know how to do so. A good teacher is one who can explain to a child the process of photosynthesis while at the same time instilling an appreciation for the beauty of a flower....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1401 words
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