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My Philosophy of Education Essay

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Philosophy of Education

For many individuals, choosing a career is one of the hardest decisions to be faced with. The majority of students in college spend their first year stressing about what they are going to do with the rest of their life. I, fortunately, have known since I was in middle school that I wanted to be an elementary school teacher. As a future teacher I feel that essentialism and progressivism are going to be my unique philosophies of education.

It is very important to know the nature of your students. I strongly believe that all children can be taught, but not all at the same level. All children have different levels of learning. Some students may be faster learners than others. It is very important, especially
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It is important to love children when entering the education field. Teachers who do not love children are not only making themselves miserable but they are also depriving students of a good education and mentor. I want my students to respect me as I will respect them. I want to make learning fun for them. I also want them to leave my class with a positive attitude. Most of all I want my students to do their best.

This leads into my behaviorist views of positive reinforcements. This will be a major role for me as the teacher to play. I plan to reward my students everyday. Whether it be for attendance or for turning their work in on time. I will use only positive words with my students in order to encourage them. Rewards, as positive reinforcement will motivate the students to keep trying their best at all times. Being a positive and enthusiastic teacher makes the classroom a very successful learning environment.

There are many methods in teaching. I feel that direct teaching is a very effective method, and I am going to use this method. I think it is important to emphasize basic skills to students. Students must learn basic skills in order to master new material. In direct teaching, teachers maintain control of the classroom. I want to have complete control of my class at all times. I am planning to put my class in straight rows facing me. This will allow me to see everyone in class at all times. It also makes it easier to do things with the
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