In Experience there is Direction
I believe that greatness is within all of us; we just need a little help finding it sometimes. I have come to understand that one caring person can make all the difference in someone else’s life. As I venture further into my teaching career, I hope to help my students to Education is a journey of seeking answers and experiencing. Every human being has the ability to learn and apply meaning to education. Learners should not be encouraged to surrender to the ideals and beliefs of a set curriculum. Rather than settling for the minimum learning requirements written out based on the expectations of the state, students should encounter knowledge, build a solid structured foundation, and then branch out to master the skills and ideas that they wish to develop and pursue. Learning then becomes a map of the sea. Students may be influenced by the way the wind blows and the tossing of the waves, but they have the knowledge and ability to adjust their sails to follow the path of the desired horizon. As educators we should not be neutral in our teaching, but radical and dynamic so that our students can learn beyond what is normal, static, and unchanging. I believe that the historical foundations of knowledge and the truths revealed by the past are vital to the knowledge of the future, but I also believe that we are agents of change and that we should teach our students to not only build upon and consecrate the truths of our past, but to challenge them and use them to think critically and make new history.
Alicia Michelle Guridy
Student ID: 3091026
Dr. Samuel Smith
December 9, 2012
A Philosophy of Education:
The Destination is the Education
The journey of education is continuous. My hope is that my students never stop learning as long as they live. As human beings, students have a spirit of curiosity to discover their purpose, the difference between
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