Horace Mann: The Champion Of Public Schools

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The philosopher that I chose is Horace Mann better known as The Champion of Public Schools. Mann was born in Franklin Massachusetts in 1796. Even though, his family was poor he did not stop studying. He studied on his own. After he graduate from Brown University thanks to his mother’s support, he began his career in politics. While he was in the government he supported education in many ways. He supported the “Act Relating to Common Schools”, this act helped schools with federal, state and local founds. This act also helped establishment a state board of education, in which Mann was the secretary for 11 years (Week 2, Study Notes, p 8). He continued working in favor of education. Some other important contributions that he made in education …show more content…
I chose this quote because this quote is the base to understand Freire’s philosophy of education. Paulo Freire believed that people with a tight connection with his or her culture, politic and economic environment, should impart a democratic education in order to liberate the individuals from their oppressors. Educators have to expose their ideology, and who they are as human beings. They have to expose their beliefs, passions and fears. Students have to feel the connection with their educators. Students need to feel that they are in a secure environment. For example, we as educators should show our real selves at work and not pretend to be something we are not. Being our selves means to show who we really are and not to pretend being something that we are not with a …show more content…
My first goal is to be well prepared academically. I believe that teachers never stop learning. As educator, I want to work to get higher education. First, I want to have my master degree. Next, I want to have my teaching credential and then I want to work in a doctorate. My second goal is to innovate my teaching according to my students needs. I believe that teachers have to innovate their teaching periodically. Children learn differently and get bored easily, therefore I have to incorporate activities in my curriculum that keep them engage. Also I want to incorporate parents in activities in order that my students feel they are in a safe environment. My third goal is to offer my students a quality of education. I think that this goal is the combination of my first and second goal. If I want to offer my student a quality of education I have to be well prepared academically and I have to innovate my teaching day by day. I have to be prepared every day with my material and lesson plans in order to give my student all my attention while I am working with them. Those three goals will help me to create a learning environment where my students feel free to

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