Education is a serious matter. It must be taken as such. Lot of planning and skilled dealing with pupils is necessary. As a teacher, I have to tread slowly, steadily and carefully for I have to be dealing with sensitive and impressionable precious human pupils.
Philosophy brings forth rightful action. Philosophy of education sets a trend for the teacher and students together. It provides the real cohesive force and necessary academic bonding among the students and the teacher. It leads to evolving of a conducive environ from within and without. 'Catch them white and dye them hard' has been the aim of education in earlier years since time immemorial. This trend is changing today. Education has become highly pupil centered in the present day democratic age. Education and teaching is not just lecturing by the teacher. Creativity has to be there. Education is no more where 'rule rules the roost'. Caning of students is no more advisable. A teacher has to teach along while remaining as a friend to students.
Philosophy is wisdom, knowledge, virtue and truth. It is paradigmatic from within. It is always there. Philosophy has an element of timelessness in it. It is dynamic though it does not change. There is a generally accepted notion that 'change is the law of nature'. True it is. Yet, this law by itself does not change. That's how philosophy does not change. Despite this, it is not static but vibrant. Philosophy, as such, represents a way of life.
Philosophy may differ from person to person because every individual interprets and understands philosophy of life in one's own way. Indeed, the reality of philosophy is difficult to grasp fully. As many ways of realizing the ultimate truth are, therefore, amongst us as there are individuals in this world. The ultimate goal is, however, one only. This is the goal of knowing one's own self. This goal is pursued knowingly and, at times, unknowingly. The later is the case when we do not know where and in which direction we are going while living on this spaceship Earth. This directionlessness is dangerous.
Why I would like to be an Educator:
I have chosen my way of life as education. This is a life long process of learning, service to community and continuous achievements for an individual, especially a teacher. I am sure I will never be bored in this profession. It unfolds ever new challenges and opportunities to put my creativity to test almost every minute of my existence. Above all, it will always keep me in the company of younger and naturally energized children, adolescents and youth. I will always feel young and full of energy amongst them.
A teacher has a distinctive role in education. I am sure, a teacher, possesses such treasures that can never be taken away from one's person - the treasures of knowledge and virtues. These treasures are such that they always keep on growing. A teacher is the one who is primarily a 'Giver'-giving to pupils and seldom even expecting anything in return. What a teacher like me wants from pupils is merely an iota of respect and sincerity to their work and lessons.
How my Philosophy will Influence