The Writing A Teacher My Goal Is An Intangible Object That Is Invaluable

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Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King once said, “The beautiful thing about knowledge is that no one can take it from you”. I believe to his to be true because knowledge is an intangible object that is invaluable. Knowledge stays with you for the rest of your life. Teachers are the ones who instill the knowledge and skills that students use for the rest of their lives. As a perennialist teacher my goal is to encourage students to find their own voice, empower students to become critical thinkers, and promote teamwork and leadership in the classroom.
As a teacher one of my goals is for my students to find their own voice. By this I mean that I would like for them to have their own individual thoughts and ideas. One way of doing this is through teaching them the foundations of education through open dialogue in the classroom, often referred to as the socratic debate or socratic dialogue. Another form of open dialogue is the Paideia Seminar. The National Paideia Center states, “Mortimer Adler published The Paideia Proposal: An Educational Manifesto in 1982, on behalf of the members of the Paideia Group”(2015). Margaret Farrand states that Mortimer Adler is an American professor, philosopher, and educational theorist(n.d.). According to paideia.org(National Paideia Center, 2015), the Paideia Seminar shares the essential characteristics of all Socratic dialogue: it is a formal thoughtful discussion, guided by questions and focused on ideas and values. The website further states,…

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