My Goal, Purpose, And Vision As An Educator
What is my view of students? From what I have gleaned while around my eleven year old sister, working with children at a daycare, and observing in public schools, I believe students …show more content…
The biggest challenge I might face is directly linked to one of my weaknesses. I tend to be overwhelmed by extremely stressful situations. Admittedly, I am apprehensive about possibly walking into a classroom of unruly students and being unable to calm them enough to actually teach them. Classroom management is of utmost concern and priority for me. I also fear trouble with administration. Although I am not concerned about whether or not I will agree with every decision school administrators may make (I know they are to be respected and honored as every leader should), I worry that they will squash my ability to innovate in the classroom. My personality thrives on change and variety. Being forced to follow the same techniques and methods every year might injure my love of teaching.
How will I effectively deal with these challenges? In dealing with unruly students and stressful situations, I will be putting forth a massive amount of prayer while reviewing all my notes about classroom management. I am well aware that even the best class will have its moments of (hopefully) mild insanity. Even if I fail in one of these situations, I will use it as an opportunity to learn from my mistakes and move on. After all, “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again.” The important aspect is that I not give up. Only in accepting defeat do I become a true