My Philosophy Of Education : Rita Pierson, An American Educator

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Rita Pierson, an American educator, once stated, “Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be” (“Every Kid,” 2013). Her comment is reflected within my philosophy of teaching. One’s philosophy of education defines who they strive to be as an educator; it clearly forms the way one will teach and guides their expectations for their students. Children are the future of our country. Therefore, I believe it is the responsibility of a teacher to strive to be the best educator possible by having cultural competence and pedagogical knowledge to effectively teach their students. This can be done by motivating students to learn through self-discovery based on their interests and what is relevant to their lives. It is a teacher’s responsibility to guide students towards their own goals to grow intellectually and personally as a unique individual. Accordingly, students will be inspired to use acquired skills and knowledge towards the real world. The foundation of my philosophy begins with defining schooling and education. Schooling is the basis of acquired knowledge and skills that shapes one’s mind. Schooling has the focus of content and is essentially used to get you where you need to be. Moreover, education is a life-long process of applying knowledge to the real world. It is the process of learning and improving yourself. Figuratively, schooling is

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