Why I Should Be A Teacher

1076 WordsApr 18, 20165 Pages
There are many reasons why I want to be a teacher. I adore children and I think they have a great sense of humor. Teachers also have a job security and that is important because not all jobs have that. I feel like in order to be a teacher I need to have compassion for My students. As a teacher, I want to care for my students and show them appreciation. I want my students to succeed in what they want in life. According to Ferlazzo (2015), “Students work hardest for teachers they like and respect. When I am asked, “How do I get students to like and respect me?” my immediate response is, ‘Like and respect them first.’” I believe this whole heartedly because I have always been taught to treat others the way I want to be treated. It would appease me to know that I have mentored someone into being an intellectual individual. I would like to teach the second grade because I enjoy the energy they give off and I value the foundations of elementary education. The philosophy of teaching that I have chosen is progressivism. According to Cohen (1999), “Progressivists believe that education should focus on the whole child, rather than on the content or the teacher. This educational philosophy stresses that students should test ideas by active experimentation. Learning is rooted in the questions of learners that arise through experiencing the world.” The progressivism philosophy is known as a student-centered philosophy which focuses mainly on the student itself. I think what
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