My Reflection On My Philosophy

1085 Words Nov 8th, 2015 5 Pages
Introduction “A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, or how much money I had in the bank… but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child.” This quote by Forest Witcraft truly encompasses the reason I want to teach. I hope to have an impact on my future students, and this part of my teaching philosophy can be tied into my practicum experience. As a volunteer in a kindergarten classroom at St. John Elementary I have had the opportunity to learn from teachers and students from a different background than my own. I hope that by taking time to work with these students I am making a difference in their academic success. My teaching philosophy is that education is the means to a successful life, and as a teacher it is my job to not only educate my students, but to build real relationships with them.
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Education is the means by which we gain knowledge. This knowledge helps us to form thoughts and opinions on the world around us. School is the primary source of education, so it is important for myself as a future teacher to understand the purpose of education. The first thought that comes to mind when I thought of the purpose of education was that it is essential to building a career. To have a career one must, for the most part, go to college. The path to a college career begins in the early years of school. Education also builds confidence. This confidence breeds successful…
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