Personal Philosophy of Education Essay

933 Words Nov 14th, 2010 4 Pages
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” (Angelou, 2009) This is a truth that I have witnessed firsthand. As a child, at the tender age of seven years, I was blessed with an educator, Mrs. Cager, whose commitment to her students was so profound until I have never forgotten her. She made me feel like I was the most important person in her classroom. Her encouraging words instilled a level of confidence within me that I still cling to and apply more than 40 years later. Her commitment is directly responsible for my personal philosophy of education also being commitment.
Other philosophies of education like dedication, responsibility,
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Parents should be made to feel free to visit the schools, get involved in the parent/teacher association (PTA), and volunteer. Parents should know the teacher’s schedule; their off periods as well as when they will be absent for extended period of times. Parents should be notified at the onset of their child falling below standards, not during report card conference. When parents and teachers come together, the student does better.
A teacher’s commitment to the community is ongoing. What is meant by this is a teacher should carry herself as becoming of an educator at all times; not just during school time. She should be careful not to let her good be evil spoken of by engaging in anything that would bring a negative light to her reputation or the reputation of the school system. An educator is under the same type of scrutiny as a preacher or politician. She cannot behave in ways that are frowned upon by society.
Finally, the teacher’s commitment should be to herself. She should be the best educator that she can be. She should take care of herself physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally in order that she can give her best at all times. She should place a healthy balance between school, family, and personal so that no one area is over or under nourished.
As learned in class, personal philosophies can change and I am opened to and welcome change; however, instead of totally doing away with commitment, I hope to enhance

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