Personal Statement On Teaching Philosophy Essay

766 Words Sep 11th, 2015 4 Pages
Teaching Philosophy After wanting to change my major to secondary education, I thought of what subject I love to learn and have a passion for; I thought of the people in my life that has the biggest influence and I look up to. All I could think of was past history teachers that fed my passion for historical knowledge and how much I learned academically, as well as much needed life lessons. I wanted to be a part of that. I want to influence young minds and leave a positive impression in their lives and be someone they can look up to as I do for my old teachers.
I always had an insatiable need to explore and travel and see and learn new things. At a young age I learned I could time travel through books and stories, even documentaries on TV about the past and even learn from others mistakes. I learned about genealogy and found out the history of my family, making me feel more connected with the world around me, and how far my family, and others, have come since the beginning of time. I want to share my enthusiasm for knowledge of the past with the generations that will create the future.
Although many students believe history is boring and even redundant, I believe in the opposite. As the great philosopher Cicero once said, “Not to know what happened before you were born is to be a child forever. For what is the time of a man, except it be interwoven with that memory of ancient things of a superior age?” Learning about history and the errors of others is beneficial to gaining…

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