Essay on My Personal Philosophy Of Education
My philosophy of education developed from many years of teaching experience. I have been involved in education since I was in college. I have taught middle and high school students for the last seven years. I find that my mission as a teacher is to promote positive learning; to ignite student enthusiasm for learning; and to provide a strong foundation for lifelong learning.
The Business Dictionary defines education as the plethora of knowledge acquired by an individual after studying particular subject matters or experiencing life lessons that provide an understanding of something. However, Harry Wong’s (2005) definition of education suits me better: “Education is NOT teaching people things they do not currently know; education is teaching people behaviors they do not currently practice.” To me, the purpose of education is to open the minds of young people and to prepare them to be valuable members of our community. Therefore, the role the educators play in education is transcendental.
Teaching is a very demanding and constantly changing career. Even though it is demanding and the methodology and curriculum change, I will not replace it for any other career. I would have to say that I ended up in this wonderful career by destiny. My bachelor’s degree is in Nursing; nonetheless I was always inclined towards community education, nursing was never my passion. After having my daughters an opportunity to teach arised and positively changed…