Humanistic Teaching: My Personal Goals And Goals Of Education

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Becoming a teacher has always been something I had to work hard for; it has constantly felt that it has always been a long-term goal that was being pushed further and further into my future. I have been through a community college, a university, and now graduate school and it was not until this year that I realized now I am making progress towards my goal. A great teacher is one who has had life experiences and takes them in stride. They have to constantly place themselves in the position of others, which at times is a difficult to do. Being a teacher this is something that needs to be done everyday to meet the needs of your students. It requires you to be selfless and to have an open mind.
The goal of education is to establish a fundamental grasp of the curriculum that affects the society that we live in. It ranges from different subjects to trends that are current to a variety of ways of learning. The outcome should be that at the
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Since I wont be able to control these forces outside the classroom, I will need to make sure their learning environment is encouraging and stimulating. Self-motivation will be key to success but assistance from a teacher will help them stay on track. I want my students to strive for their highest potential, which is the foundation of humanistic psychology. When my students come into my classroom they can leave their worries at the door and self- actualize as a learner without fear of judgment (Parkay). Nevertheless even though humanistic psychology and behavioral psychology are on too different ends of the spectrum, I feel you cannot have one with out the other under the transmission perspective. With the humanistic approach you want to encourage your students to become self motivated however; I do not see that happening unless you have some form of structure within your classroom as a launching

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