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Education: Encouraging Lives Essay

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Education: Encouraging Lives

My desire to become a teacher goes beyond a professional aspiration; it is also a personal commitment to self-growth and societal advancement. Since the time I was in school I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work with young people and listen to their problems in school and in their lives on a level where I’m neither a peer nor an authority figure. During this time I have decided to devote myself to these young people; I want to know that I can make a difference in their lives. With my teaching certificate, I will fulfill personal goals, make a change in student’s lives, and inspire younger generations to look for horizons as of yet unconceivable to them.

I am now old enough to know what is truly
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As an educator I will collectively use the instruction models from, direct instruction, cooperative learning, mastery learning, and problem-based learning. Overall I prefer the technique of direct instruction due to the fact that it covers all the styles of learning from visual, audio, and kinesthetic learners. This style also allows more interaction between the teacher and the students and allows the students the opportunity to help each other in troubled areas. Repetition is a key factor in this method. This leads to higher grades and better self-esteem. What better objective for a teacher than to help raise the self-esteem of a student.

Regardless of income level, ethnicity, gender, or learning ability, all students deserve to be treated as human beings. This basic concept in humanity seems to have been lost in many classrooms. Native Americans believed that there was a place in their society for every personality within their tribe. These American forefathers embraced a concept that seems to be lost in the classroom. Education should not force mainstream ideologies about society; instead, each student, with specific and sometime unique needs and motivations, should be given the personal tools to excel as an individual. It is not a lofty expectation to believe that educators, through role modeling and
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