Personal Philosophy of Education Essay

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” (Angelou, 2009) This is a truth that I have witnessed firsthand. As a child, at the tender age of seven years, I was blessed with an educator, Mrs. Cager, whose commitment to her students was so profound until I have never forgotten her. She made me feel like I was the most important person in her classroom. Her encouraging words instilled a level of confidence within me that I still cling to and apply more than 40 years later. Her commitment is directly responsible for my personal philosophy of education also being commitment.
Other philosophies of education like dedication, responsibility,
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Commitment causes the teacher to seek effective ways of pulling out what is inside of the student. Two ways to do this is through cooperative training which is pairing the students or placing them small groups, and peer teaching which gives the student the opportunity to explain using his own understanding. Both are very effective methods as they embrace individuality and creativity.
As stated earlier, my personal philosophy of education is commitment. A commitment is an agreement or pledge to do something. My commitment will be to the student, the school, the parent, the community, and to myself.
First and foremost, an educator’s commitment should be to the student. She should be caring, honest, and fair. She should be clear and concise with policies, always maintaining control of her class. She should build up not break down. She should explore ways to enhance the learning experience so that her class does is not lost in a sea of boredom. She should be diligent in giving her students the best of what her field of study has to offer.
A teacher should be committed to the school for which she is employed. She should give an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. She should show professionalism at all times. She should be respectful to her peers and always subject to authority. She should report for duty on time.
Parents are due a certain level of commitment from the teacher. Educators should

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