Philosophy of Education
I believe the key to a happy and successful life is having the choice to do what you really want, whether it’s being a sail boat captain, a scientist, or a tax collector. The only way to have these choices in life is through education. The more information you have and the clearer you can think, the more power you have over your future.
This is why education is so important. It gives children the power to get out of bad neighborhoods or the courage to pursue an unorthodox career. Education is responsible for all advancements in science and technology and allows us to avoid mistakes made in the past. As a teacher, I hope to equip my students with the information they need in order to make good, informed decisions so that they can find their own happiness.
The primary role of a teacher is to be an educator. Children are in school to learn and it is the teacher’s responsibility to ensure a well rounded education. As a math teacher, I hope to provide a good background in the mathematics necessary for careers in medicine, science, engineering, business, and finance and as well the everyday math that is necessary for shopping and paying bills. As an educator, it is my responsibility to prepare my students for any of these situations.