Hello my name is Sonya Rambo. I am a Alternative Certification Student. Fall 2016 is my 2nd semester attending LSU-S. I have been employed in business, real estate and customer service. My desire as of late, is to find my purpose. I believe it is important to operate in my purpose. It has been a very interesting few months as a education student. The experience has taught me more than I can express. It has been challenge at times. The best thing about a challenge it teaches us about ourselves. "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."
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MY PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
Purpose of Education
The purpose of education basically is to create a more literate society. A society where the members are able to function on a basic literacy level. But, literacy is not all that is important in education.
Society and the Educator
Education involves learning customs, skills and the ability to co-exist with others. The education of a society or community is far beyond just reading and writing. When someone is taught a skill or behavior the society benefits as a whole. Because of the potential impact of an educator, the profession of education is one of the most important to the society.
Role of the Educator
The role of educator in today's society is somewhat complex. It's is complex because society has changed tremendously in the past few decades. The educator has always been a leader in society. A educator is a role model, confidant, encourager, and mentor. The educator has the ability “unlock” the potential of learners. An educator should be a positive influence. The educator should inspire learners to achieve.
My Desires as an Educator
My desire as a future educator is to be a positive influence. I feel it is very important for the learner to feel “empowered” to learn. The atmosphere should be one of safety, not just in the physical sense, but in the emotional as well. I would like to create a “safe zone”. The learner should feel it is ok to be “wrong” and to explore. I want learners to feel it is ok to express their thinking.
I gain strength from the stories of others accomplishments. As an educator, I would like to impart strength to my learners, giving them examples of others achievements. I will be a constant encourager.
My educational style will be one of “I can”. I can achieve a goal, despite how is looks. Dream big and dream in color. Dreaming should not have limitations.
Best Learning Atmosphere
In my opinion learners learn best in an atmosphere that fosters creativity. The learner can learn in most any environment. The learner can be forced to learn by threats or even coercion. But, ultimately there is a level of freedom for a learner, when they feel the freedom to create or express themselves. Creativity breeds the desire to explore. When a learner explores, they find answers or solutions. These type of learners find solutions which are “outside of the box”.
Learners Emotional Needs
Learners are diverse in their physical appearance, their personality and their academic abilities. The educator should be aware of the differences. As an educator, I will continue to address the need to create a “safe zone”. The opinions of learners should be valued. The learner will be prompted to expressing themselves. The learner will be encouraged to think more critically or deeper. An educator is responsible for the “tone” of his or her classroom.
All Can Learn
I am on the path to becoming an educator. But, I am also a parent of two very diverse children. I know for sure all children can learn. The task is to determine how learners learns. The educator’s challenge is to find out what approach gives the desired result.
The Effective Educator
The "effective educator is :
The educator is passionate about their craft. The profession of education is not just an occupation. Education is their vocation and occupation.
The positive educator sees the “glass full”. The positive educator looks at a difficult learner and see challenge not defeat.
The patient educator has the ability to know that the same difficult learner will show signs of improvement.
The persistent educator does not give in or give up. She or he looks for an alternate “route”.
The productive educator is motivated by the desire to accomplish things. The desire to “produce” a learner that is striving to learn more.
As an educator my overall goal, is to reach the learner. The learner is my goal. The goal is to ensure the learner is reaching their full potential. By reaching their potential, the learner is then equipped to give to others. The learner then becomes a productive part of society.