My Teaching Self : My Personal Philosophy Of Self

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PHILOSOPHICAL PORTRAIT OF MYSELF
When I was younger, I didn’t take school as seriously as I should have. It wasn’t that I didn’t appreciate learning, it's just that some teachers didn’t seem to truly care or even try to make school enjoyable. Day in and day out it felt like the same tired thing, the teacher would lecture and then give an assignment. As a future teacher, I hope I don’t get caught in that same rut that those teachers fell into. In this philosophical portrait, I will share several examples on how counteract this mindset, the first of which, is by continuing one’s education.
The teaching profession is everchanging and teachers need to keep up with the demands of this extremely important job. Applying new techniques and outlooks that we learn through continued education within the classroom will also teach us more about teaching itself. As Frank Oppenheimer once said, “the best way to learn is to teach”. I feel that this one of the best things that a teacher can do for both themselves and their students. As I have learned a lot from my children, I believe that my future students will teach me much as well. All involved will greatly benefit from our continued education if we apply that education to our daily teaching. As teachers, we should never stop learning. How can we expect our students to learn if we refuse to learn anything new ourselves? Do we not hold the direction of future generations in our hands?
With the fate of future generations in our hands,
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