What drives me as an educator is the idea that life is one long learning curve. In my association with life, I have come to the realization that earning a degree does not necessarily translate to getting an education. Rather, the more a person knows, the more s/he spirals into a perpetual state of ignorance, and serendipitously, yearns to satisfy an unrelenting hunger for more knowledge. Hence, as an educator of aspiring teachers, I believe that each student should have the opportunity to satisfy his/her hunger for knowledge and reach his/her fullest potential relative to the resources available and the students’ personal skills and abilities. Needless to say, I aspire to motivate teacher candidates to establish a nurturing relationship with each student, ensuring that s/he feels valued as an individual. One way to achieve this is to encourage all educational stakeholders (i.e. parents, teachers, community, businesses, etc.) to get involved and actively participate in the child’s physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and academic development through meaningful interaction and student engagement.
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