My Career As An Educator

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Teachers are one of the largest forces a child will encounter in their life to help them in their journey of self. As a teacher it is important to understand this and be able to create a learning environment for the needs of all. I accept that my philosophy is mine and keep my mind open to the knowledge of others in my career as an educator. Therefore, I consider myself to be eclectic in my methods of education. As a lifelong learner, I am reliant on my teachers to help me develop new theories and methods to help my individual student succeed in their educational career. I will be well educated in preschool development and early education curriculum to best serve the student age group I will teach. Diversity will be a key component to my classroom structure. Each student is an individual who has different strengths and weaknesses. Knowing how each student is different or how they are similar is essential to how I apply my curriculum. In applying these differences and similarities I will create an environment where students can develop a sense of their individuality while being able to be part of a group. Howard Gardner theories of multiple intelligences will influence my use of observation and teaching techniques used for individuals in my classroom. Gardner’s theories of cognitive research " documents the extent to which students possess different kinds of minds and therefore learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways," according to Gardner
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