Essay on My Philosophy of Education

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My Philosophy of Education

Do you know your ABC’s, 123's, or how to read? If so, give thanks to the teachers you have had and Horace Mann for establishing what we now know as elementary schools, where the preceding is learned. Without my teachers, this paper would not be possible and it is a known fact that good teachers are few and far between. I hope to be an exceptional teacher that will not only influence the lives of my students but also be one that is willing to learn from my students. Times have changed and so has education. Some teachers just do the requirements set forth to them half-heartedly now and only teach because they have to pay their bills, perhaps they do not want to go back to school to learn a new trade. I,
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I want to not only bestow knowledge upon them that they need, but I will also try to motivate them in setting their own goals and values and hopefully help them develop a positive self-image. In order to achieve the preceding, I know that I must be positive role model myself. Showing my student’s everyday that they are important and can learn anything that they set their mind to will be one of my main priorities. I will demonstrate my own goals and values and educate myself to be of assistance to them in anyway possible.

In order to help my future students, I am going to virtually do everything in my power to enhance their education. I will of course finish my education degree at Concord College then hopefully attend graduate school to further my knowledge. I do not know where my career is going to take me; I just hope that I will have the opportunity to continue my education and become a well-rounded individual. This world is ever changing, and lagging behind on current information is not an option for me because I believe students would benefit from being up to date on certain events.

My ultimate goal in life, of course is to be happy. In order to achieve this happiness I will continue to surround myself with the ones I love and attain the career I am striving for. I think I would be happy if I lived close to West Virginia but living in a nearby state would be acceptable too. My dream job, which I can tell thus far in my experiences, would be a medium
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