My Reflection Of Teaching And Education: My Philosophy Of Education

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My philosophy of education in a nutshell is that every child deserves to have a great education regardless of any circumstances. I have come to this conclusion about teaching since my first teaching experience when I was twenty as a camp counselor. It was a camp for junior high school students and I got to teach them in groups and one on one with each student. I was in locum parentis for one week with each group of junior high school students. I took the students to each meal of the day and guided them through activities as well as teaching and overall caretaking of the students. Additionally, I spent six years in various roles of my church teaching once or twice a week with the ages ranging from sixth grade students to elderly adults. I found …show more content…
It prepares students for the world after secondary education and social science plays a pivotal role in that preparation. Education prepares them mentally and socially for any career that they may have in the future. Focusing on the realm of social science a student learns how to think critically about sources. Students learn to evaluate if the primary or secondary source can be trusted. This is a critical skill that is of the utmost importance in everyday life. They also learn how to read difficult texts and learn to write an argument driven essay. The skills of reading and writing are an additional two skills that are paramount in being a successful individual in the job market. The role of education is pivotal to every students’ success in their lives after secondary education is …show more content…
I want to have class discussions where students get to voice their opinion about historical events. Along those lines I also want to have Socratic seminars, student presentations, and formal debates. I also want the students to collaborate with their peers as much as possible using think-pair-share and jigsaw strategies. I want the students to be given primary and secondary sources that utilize the historical thinking skills of comparing and contrasting, interpretation and evidence, and cause and consequence. I want to give my students every historical thinking skill and ability to analyze sources for themselves and be able to provide a clear argument to substantiate their claims. In the end, I want to give my students as many tools as I can to help them be successful in life. Whatever the strategy is that helps my students learn the important tools that the study of history brings, is the method of teaching I want to

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