Before reading Becoming a Learner: Realizing the Opportunity of Education by Matthew Sanders, I saw my personal role as a student in higher education to obtain an education degree so that I can start my career. I was frustrated with all the time and money that I had to take this summer semester to relearn unneeded formulas in Beginning Algebra, write numerous unnecessary essays in English Composition and memorize useless information in General Psychology as they are required core classes in the Education Assistant Program. I just wanted to be able to get into the classes that really mattered. Classes with interesting titles like: Individual Education Programs, Effective Teaching, Develop & Adapt the Curriculum, Behavioral Intervention & Classroom and similar ones that will prepare me to do my job as a teacher's assistant upon graduation.
Educators in the modern day have far more challenges to face than many of their predecessors. We are entering an era of teaching where there is no bounds to the amount of
The contemporary education raises a number of challenges in face of educators, which they have to overcome to make the education process effective. In this regard, Brighouse distinguishes the diversity of the contemporary society and learning environment and the lifetime learning as the major issues that educators should address in their work with students.
The Education process is one that gradually proceeds throughout life, greatly in early years and really never stops. There will always be something someone has not learned. Knowledge is a powerful tool. One of the most well-known educators in the 20th Century, Christa McAuliffe, before her tragic death said, “I touch the future, I teach.” As an educator you seek to influence each of your students. A goal, common to many new and old teachers; as well as, those who ‘hope to be” desire the ability to touch someone’s future. In the opportunity one has as an educator it is likely that the future of one immediate student or even a small part of the success of our nation will be
My internship experience at Texas Total Health has been a great learning experience. While interning there I had the opportunity to perform numerous tasks and jobs, which has helped me build on my nutrition experience. Before beginning this experience I was expecting to get the opportunity to work with clients and observe nutrition counseling in a real life setting. I also wanted to be able to practice creating client’s meal plans, and learn how a private nutrition business operates. On top of my expectations there was a job description of the intern position with many task to be performed over the semester. Now after recently completing my internship at Texas Total Health my experience did meet my expectations and the job description was accurate.
In the realm of the world we call college, there are many different paths one can take. When choosing the path of being an education major, one begins to see the benefits of their choice long before they see their degree. The field experience that is required with the courses one has to take for this major allow students to dip their toes into their field and get real life experience before entering the real world. This semester, I had the opportunity of working at Oasis Tutoring Center. While tutoring at this center, I was not only able to learn more about my ability to teach, but also connect these experiences to the psychology of education.
After working in and educational environment where the students are unemployed or underemployed, I went back to get a Psychology degree to see what made the students think and do as they did. Then after that, I wanted to obtain my masters in Adult Education, since I enjoyed facilitating adults for many years. I enrolled in Troy University in October, 2014. I chose curriculum and instruction because I wanted to become more equipped to effectively facilitate adults with the content that they need to learn. The more that I know about the subject, the better I will be to teach the students what they really need to learn on the topic. What makes me happy is when students enroll for the employment and job readiness course and come to class with the goal to help themselves. The show that they want to learn all that they can to better themselves by gaining more skills to enable them to better provide for their family. On the other hand, what makes me sad is when students enroll in the course because they are made to come and then once they come, they don’t try to get involved to better themselves, because they don’t want to be there to help themselves or their family in whatever situation they are currently in. I have a desire to be able to develop my very own curriculum of choice in the future. In the future, I would also like to move to another state and gain more experience with other cultures in an educational
Through the completion of my graduate program in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, I have gained an immense amount of knowledge and a plethora of skills which I have used and found valuable in my seventh grade English classroom. My outlook on student learning and my empathy towards students has also been positively affected by the program. These learning opportunities have led me to become a better educator both inside and outside of the classroom.
Learners learn in different ways, and teachers teach differently. For a long time I’ve been used to a lesson, a worksheet, and a quiz to end end the unit. Being put in Mrs. Meeks class was different and something that I had to get used to, and still am getting used to. Daily Evaluations and book reviews have taught me about responsibility, and have made me think deeper than I was before when reading and writing.
This “hidden curriculum” of teaching is on-going and essential to the learning process. We are always modeling, teaching, guiding, fostering, probing, and inspiring learning! Additionally, educators assume the responsibility for empowering students to become deeper thinkers and stakeholders in their own learning. We acknowledge that curriculum is much more than factual regurgitation of knowledge, yielding only lower level thinking skills. The complex job market will be filled by employers looking for individuals who can provide both an analytical interpretation of information and the demonstrate the ability to be results driven.
As a possible education major, I have researched the college's program and explored the courses provided, and am very pleased by the results. Not only do the courses peak my interest, but some of them are also the reasons why I want to become a teacher. The course “Contemporary Issues in American Education” immediately caught my attention, as the focal reason why I want to become a teacher is to improve the issues within the education
This was my first semester with Copper Mountain College, however, my career in education started over 10 years ago. I have been fortunate to serve in a variety of teaching roles. These range from cooperative teaching experiences in preschool special education classrooms, one-on-one behavioral tutoring for children with autism, and a supervisory teaching role in a community college lab preschool program. Each of these contexts provided me with the skills and desire to pursue teaching students in higher education. These include most importantly; setting high expectations, engaging in reflective teaching processes, and dedication to student success.
Through my experiences working in the education field and the classes I have taken at Cal State LA, I have developed a personal teaching philosophy that will be implemented in my future classrooms. My experiences working with middle school and high schools students have led me to pursue a career in teaching. For three years, I worked as an Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) tutor at my former high school helping students with their homework and problems they face. AVID is a college preparation program designed to help high school students become motivated and prepared to enter a four-year university of their choice. I also was fortunate to work at the CSULA Reading and Writing clinic as a teaching facilitator during their Summer
Time spent in class as well as writing and speaking the various lessons taught in a class setting prove to be the fruit of the vine when striving to be successful. I did not know, based on statistics, that writing, or even speaking what was taught in the classroom will help you prevail in what you are learning. Writing or speaking about lessons you have just learned help establish a foundation for that concept in your mind in which helps you have a better grip on the subject. This in turn helps you become more successful academically, and an extremely useful skill that I will be applying to all my classes from here on out. On the second key concept of utilizing campus resources, many aspects of a college or university are there to help students, but some people psych themselves out and opt out of what the campus has to offer due to emotional or even social distress. The learning center/academic service center is a prime example of this. These places on campus are designed specifically to help students succeed in areas they find themselves weak in, but students decide to not taking advantage of these services because they believe it is solidifying the idea of them not being “smart.” I am glad the article brought this up as well, because I feel that way sometimes whenever I am offered tutoring. It makes me feel defeated in a way, but I eventually overcame that sensation when I realized it became beneficial for me in the long run. A counseling center is what I highlighted as a crucial aspect of this article due to how much stress I put up with in my daily life. Stress that goes on in my life can be blamed for my own actions, while others are spontaneous on some occasions. For the ones I absolutely cannot control and are too much for me to handle, I am glad to hear about the counseling center to help me cope with the situation. Co-curricular activities and service learning activities are the main