My Personal Philosophy Of Teaching Essay

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My Teaching Philosophy Teaching is a career that takes patience, passion, and desire. Since I was about ten years old, my passion has resided in teaching, specifically special education teaching. When my aunt adopted my twin cousins and found out they were autistic, I never would have expected the hard road she would have to go down in terms of their education. My motivation to teach has always been and always will be my cousins. Without them, I would have never found the desire and love I have for special education children. A quote by Magic Johnson that I feel describes why I want to be a special education teacher perfectly is, “All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them.” Special Ed children, no matter how they must be taught or how much they can comprehend, have the same rights to an education as any other child. My personal beliefs on education stem not only from what my aunt went through, but from personal experience. I feel education has become so technologically based that students feel they no longer need teachers. There are also many teachers that substitute using technology for teaching their students. Toyama (2006) noted that “supervision from human teachers, parents, and mentors is the only known way of generating motivation for the hours of a school day, to say nothing of eight to twelve school years.” Technology is a resource for teaching, it is not the teacher. Students cannot be motivated by technology and cannot

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