My Love Of Education: My Philosophy Of Teaching As A Teacher

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At a young age I loved learning. I was interested in patterns, reading, numbers, and shapes. That love of learning has carried on through my experiences at school. Since kindergarten, I have had many teachers who have taught me to love getting an education. They have taught me curriculum and they have taught me character. Their examples of teaching not only lessons found in textbooks, but lessons found in every day life continue to inspire me. I want to, like them, help children see their importance and value. I want to also challenge them to perform to the best of their abilities. Learning should be enjoyable, and as a teacher I hope to make it so. I want to help students grow academically and emotionally. The most important lessons in life …show more content…
She helped me to find a solution to my problem. She made me feel valued and worthwhile, not belittled and a nuisance. Listening to what is going on in a student’s life and then helping them work out their problems allows you to connect with students on a personal level. It allows that student to develop trust for you as a teacher and as a person. When you listen to a child, they feel important. They feel important because you gave them your time and attention. As a teacher, I hope to help students see their how important they really are. Listening to them is one of the most effective ways to help them see how valuable their life really …show more content…
I had anticipated a challenge, but I had not anticipated the scale of the challenge that I was up for. In the past, I never had to study for exams and my homework was always done in class. Once I took AP and Honors classes, I had to completely change my school habits. My AP US History class demanded a lot of time. Outside of the classroom, I could expect two hours doing book work and an hour doing readings and studying. My teacher expected about three hours of homework every night! I had five other classes that assigned homework each night as well. My teacher, Mr. Gerlach, had talked to us about utilizing our free time at school to finish our homework so that we were not bombarded at home. I took him up on that offer. Instead of socializing at the end of class, I pulled out my book and started working. At lunch I would eat and then hit the books once again. During our study hour, I did as much homework as I possibly could. The result was a drastic decrease in the amount of homework that I had to do once I got home. All of this homework taught me a lot of facts, but more importantly it taught me work ethics. Mr. Gerlach’s class was time consuming and caused me a great deal of stress, but taught me time management skills and dedication that I could have learned no other way. After I passed that class and that AP exam, I felt accomplished. It was satisfying to see my hard work pay off. As a

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