Reflection On Importance Of Education

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When thinking about education, what is the first thing that pops into your head? For everyone the answers can be quite different, but one word that remains constant is “why?”. I remember countless times where I asked my mother why I needed to go to school and she always told me “to be successful”. The gravity of those words only then set in once I began to see school as a place of opportunity. Martin Luther King Jr added more so to the depth of school when he stated:
“The function of Education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man who is gifted with reason but no morals. We must remember that
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Working at this preschool has allowed me to see the importance of education. During preschool, students also follow the same curriculum as public schools do. These students are taught the basic fundamentals of life to the week year old’s to the five-year old’s. Education is about the fundamentals, but it is not everything. Even at preschool, the teachers have the same responsibility as certified teachers to provide each student with the most optimal opportunity to succeed within their life and career field he or she may pursue. Day in and day out, I see the importance of what it means to provide for the students, whether that be their social development or their cognitive development the means to provide is necessary. However, each student is special in their own way and react to some methods better than others and vice versa. The countless methods that are taught within a lecture are nothing short of what is needed in a classroom. I have personally used two methods I’ve been taught in class to implement within the students I teach at the preschool. It is quite interesting to see the variety of methods being used and how they affect each student differently.
“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education” is a phrase that depicts what a future educator should do within their classroom. Future educators set forth a fundamental road to success that will lead the students for years to come. However, educators are not just teachers but are mentors too. The students look up to the instructor as not just their teacher, but as someone who they could aspire to be like someday. To have that kind of experience is one where I fully grasp the means of

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