Equal Importance Of Education

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Education is the key to furthering social and economic development around the globe. Throughout history, philosophers and world leaders have recognized the importance of education in society. Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Even though many great figure heads agree with this statement, schools across the United States seem to be falling short. When the No Child Left Behind Act passed, the goal was to be able to hold students accountable through annual testing, while also being flexible to their specific needs (NCLB). The results have varied across the nation, but in my opinion, teachers began to lecture only on the content that would be seen on the annual test. I believe they did this because of fear of termination due to poor test scores from their class. This subsequently has led to burned out teachers who have lost the passion they once had for education. Teachers, especially elementary, are the foundation of a child’s knowledge and understanding. As a teacher, my goals would be to motivate my students to strive for greatness, mentor …show more content…
Although very different, I believe these two jobs are of equal importance to teachers. In my opinion, if a teacher lacks any sort of compassion or interest in their students, they are doing a poor job. As a teacher I would be sure to show respect for the students and genuine concern for their learning. I would avoid making my class seem more challenging than it really is, because I do not believe in frightening students into learning. Instead, if one shows that the subject can be understood, the students will feel encouraged to try and succeed. With the right balance of encouragement and constructive criticism, I believe appropriate student-teacher relationships would thrive in my

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