Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy Essay

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Statement of Educational Goals and Philosophy

As children we have many goals and dreams. Eventually, the time comes when we have to make a career decision based on our interests and goals. The choices that we make now will have a lasting effect on our lives. Like most college students I have explored many career options, but I am always lead back to the education field. Teachers have a very difficult job because they have the power to shape and inspire our future nation. Although that can be an intimidating and often scary thought, it also gives me inspiration to move ahead in pursuing my goal of becoming a teacher. I have always had a passion for children. There is nothing like watching a child grow and watching their
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Absolute is discovered and true regardless of person, place, or time. Knowledge is constantly changing. Everyday we discover something new and these discoveries often prove that what was previously thought to be true is completely false. Some of the things I learned as a student were absolute and will never change; such as the solution to a algebra problem. In my classroom, I plan to use both relative and absolute knowledge because they are both very important. Students relative knowledge will be useful when discussing topics where each student will have their own opinion.

The purpose of education is to teach the basics of knowledge and to challenge each individual to learn. Education is a vital part of life. It holds a strong barring on who we are and what we believe in. Education also has a major impact on our position in society. I want the children in my classroom to understand how important education is, and I want them to leave my classroom with a yearning to further their education. While in my classroom, I also want to help my students find the areas that spark interest in them the most. I hope that I become a teacher who leaves a positive impression on every child that enters my classroom.

As a lower level elementary teacher, I hold a strong belief in essentialism. I agree that students must know the basics of academic knowledge so they can build upon that. My goal is to help my students master the basics
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