Education is more than just textbook knowledge; it is also personal life skills gained in the classroom. While it is the teacher’s job to cover the curriculum, it is also the teacher’s responsibility to develop the whole child. By this I mean a teacher should be concerned with a child’s emotional, mental, physical and cognitive abilities.
A school is more than just a building where reading, writing and arithmetic are taught; it is a place of growth and learning. School is where a child learns to socialize, learns to respect others, develops self-esteem, and learns discipline and responsibility. At school every child is given the chance to develop as a whole person.
I believe that learning is possible for all children, as is success, but it is the result of time and patience. Teacher should have high expectations for all students; however, teachers need to be careful not to frustrate lower achievers. If teacher encourages learning and make it worthwhile, I believe that learning will flourish throughout the classroom.
Children learn in different ways. Because all children deserve an equal chance to learn, it is the responsibility of the educator to teach these different learning styles to the best of his or her ability. This is done by presenting the material in a variety of ways as well as incorporating as many hands-on experiences as possible. I believe children will retain material better if they experience it. I also feel students should be shown the relevancy of subject material to life.
Education is more than just teaching; it is loving, caring, showing, communicating, and growing. By implementing all of these parts into educational program, the teacher can help children dreams. I also believe that if all this is to occur, open lines of communication need to be present between parents, teachers, and principals. Everyone needs to be involved if the development of the whole child is to take place.