My Personal Statement: The Positive Goal Of Education

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Jean Piaget once said, “The principal goal of education is to create individuals who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.” This quote stuck with me throughout my years of studying to become an educator simply because I want to stand out as the educator who challenges and pushes my students to think outside the box. I want them to strive to do new things in life and not just become another statistic individual who follows the same path that was laid before them growing up. I believe that every student, particularly young adolescents, is unique and is capable of contributing something positive to the world. It starts with me as the educator. It is up to me to provide, not just the classroom …show more content…
In other words, providing the students information they need and allowing them to gain more knowledge by finding their own answers to their questions. A part of a teacher’s job is to teach, and one thing a teacher needs to teach to their students is responsibility for their own education and learning. This help prepares them for college and the real world and gets them to understand the fact that as adults, life will not be spoon-fed to them. I believe the students’ role in the classroom is to learn. A part of learning is learning from their mistakes. Young adolescents will make mistakes, but it is up to them to learn from them and bounce back. I also want my students to learn from other’s success. This will push them and give them the extra motivation for them to wanting to succeed. I think parents can help push them to wanting to succeed as well as the teachers. I believe parents should play an important role in their child’s education. One way is by communicating with their teachers building a positive relationship with them. Scheduling conferences, emailing teachers, having parent liaisons are some of the things parents can do to be part of education. Students will care more about their learning if they see their parents becoming part of

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