Essay on My Philosophy of Education

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Philosophy of Education

While many people know what they want to do when they get older, I had no clue as to what I wanted to do after I graduated. Right before my graduation, my high school guidance counselor came up to me and asked if I would be interested in tutoring over the summer to make some money for school. Well I figured I'd give it a shot just to see what it was like, and from this came one of the greatest joys of my life.

When I walked in the classroom to tutor the children their faces lit up when they saw some one really cared and wanted to help them. At the end of the day when I would go home I could picture their faces and it would bring me so much joy. It's a truly amazing feeling to be sitting there
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I like the idea of limiting the rules to four or six rules, so the children will not feel like there in prison. The rules will be on the wall for the children to see along with the consequences. I will reward the class with some type of activity when they have earned enough credits as a whole. I attend to adopt the idea of cooperative learning from Rudolph Dreikur. I think that cooperative learning is a good idea because it gives you a chance to group students together that are good in different subjects, and it can prevent students from being left behind.

I prefer blending both the traditionalist and facilitating teaching methods. I use the the lecturing and linear seating from the traditionalist, while adopting the belief that text books are often outdated and that seating can change due to activity from the facilitating philosophy. I find myself to be an Idealist as I believe you should be a positive role model for the students and that given a minor problem you should be able to handle it in your own classroom.

I'm not big on education reform. I believe if things are working good the way they are then you shouldn't change them. I don't understand why people want to go and change things if there isn't anything wrong with it, and it's working. I feel reform is a hindrance because it tells you how things should be done, I don't agree with that at all. I guess my role in reform

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