“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
“Be the Change you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi
I chose two quotes because I believe carry similar ideas and as a future educator I hope to embody both.
The first quote speaks to the reason I want to become a teacher. Metaphorically I see education as a key, a key to a future that allows you to become anything you want, a future that is not limited by lack of knowledge. Education, if used correctly can be a very important tool to creating a better world.
The second quote speaks to more of a personal ideology I wish to embody. I chose to pursue this career because I had the opportunity to work with kids who didn’t have a positive influence in their life,and I thought if I could be that positive influence and show them that education is important and that they are cared for and they are loved that I could change their life for the better. By being the change I wish to see I can change the world even if its just in a small way.
These quotes relate to my idea of curriculum and school in the way that I believe school should be a safe place for children where they can learn to be the best versions of themselves. I also believe that the curriculum is teaching them knowledge that they can use to change the world.
A teacher that embodies theses quotes is a teacher that cares about more than outcomes and test scores. A teacher that follows these ideas also believes that students have the right feel safe and happy during their years of school. The teacher likely takes their role as an educator very seriously and is willing to go above and beyond what is expected to make sure his or her’s students are learning and are happy.
The first quote by Mandela in my opinion simply means that education is a very powerful tool. Education is the key to changing the world. It is something you carry with you for the rest of your life and one can use it in any number of situations to make the world a better place.
The second quote is by Gandhi is similar to the first in that one can change the world. A single action can seem small and insignificant in the great scheme of things, but no matter the size, every good action will and does impact the world positively.