My Personal Educational Philosophy Essay

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Educational Philosophy Essay My personal educational philosophy is a combination of perennialism and essentialism, which leaves me uniquely well-armed to teach my subject of choice: History. History, viewed as a whole, is a monument to the achievements of Man. It is unchanging, though new aspects may be found or brought to light, and it can be viewed from many angles, it is an unchanging truth that what happened, has indeed happened. Through a thorough and guided exploration of this subject, students can learn many of the essential skills they will need to succeed later in life. My desire to teach and the development of my particular philosophy can be relatively easily derived from my own, personal, history. My earliest memorable connection with the subject that defines me came from semi-monthly trips to my great grandparents’ home in Jacksonville, TX. Every trip we would pass a large stone monument to Sam Houston, a man who was essential to the development of the state of Texas. After enough questions about his life my parents took us on a trip to San Antonio, Texas, where the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar sits- The Alamo. Here I began to delve into military history, and the complexity of stories being written from both sides of the trenches and firing lines. Reading those stories, and the experiences of the men in them, I realized that they were experiencing feelings similar to ones that regular people experience on a daily basis: anxiety, depression, self-doubt, and…
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