Philosophy: Education and Children Essay

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Beliefs about teaching and learning
Being an educator means that you are someone who cares and wants to see children be successful in your class and in their futures. The reason I want to become an educator is to make a difference in a child's life. I have worked with children for over seven years and everyday I spend with a child I learn someone new, about them and about myself. I want to give back to the community in which I was raised. I want to show them that they have helped make me become what I am today. A teacher can make a difference in a child's life to the good or bad if they went into the field for the wrong reason. I want to be remembered for the one who helped and made a difference a child?s life and also as good role model.
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Your beliefs about what is worth knowing
I believe that his question could also be reframed as what is important. At the end of the day students may forget what we teach them, however I believe that the goal of education should not just be to not just have students memorize and rececitate facts, rather to arm them with tools that will allow them to lead successful lives, and to be conscientious about their surroundings and the ways that they impact those.
How educational philosophies relate to classroom practice
In today's teaching world, it's easy for teachers to lose sight of the reason(s) for why they wanted to become a teacher in the first place. Teachers can get so caught up with the heavy workload of teaching, and all the stress that comes with the job, they often forget why they wanted to teach in the first place. So to have a personal philosophy of education that is instilled deeply, teachers can always remind themselves why they want to be a teacher and how they're going to change students' lives.
I also think that a personal philosophy helps you understand what is important in your classroom, what you want to keep etc. It also helps you see the big picture like when you experience a particularly difficult day, you might forget about the big picture and really that it what I think in the end is the most important.

Educational Philosophy
My educational philosophy is based on the idea that each individual is a unique

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