†† About me
Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing
Office: BA 203C
My Philosophy of Education
I believe in education. I believe in sharing knowledge with students in their different stages of readiness to learn. I believe a student can be motivated to learn. I believe a student will listen and stay focused if his attention has been captured. I believe a student will respond to the learning process in an environment where the student is the reason the knowledge is brought forth for sharing. I believe students want to learn.
One of my foremost goals in life is to "teach what I know and to lead where I go". I want to impart knowledge. I want to give knowledge. I want to be understood when I am sharing knowledge. I want people to learn from me. I want my learners to leave me feeling the trade and giving back to the world what they have been taught by me. I want to educate. I want to be an effective educator.
I believe that learning takes place when there are open channels of communication between two entities. Because no two people process information the sane, it stands to reason that no two people will learn by the same method. Stimulation of the desire to learn comes often from within but it can sooth the learner from the exterior as well. Talking between the two entities, hands on with demonstration between the two entities, and a devout interest from the teacher to impart and share knowledge is essential. Learning is a transfer of information.
The teacher is a trainer, a mentor an educator and an instructor. This position must understand under all circumstances that a good command of the subject matter is essential to the successful transfer of information. The teacher captivates the audience with vivid control of destinies yet to be discovered, worlds yet to be traveled and stories yet to be told. I canít teach what I donít know and I canít lead where I donít go.
I am proud to be a teacher. When I teach, I am a learner. I am in an honorable profession. I choose books and activities to share with my students based on a love of the art of teaching. I want my students to know of the travels of a good book, the experiences of critical thinking and the result of seeing these forces come together. My students will be given an opportunity to think critically through becoming involved with the news media as they question decisions made by leaders of the world. My students will be captured by the world but will hold it hostage while they examine cause and effect of an ever changing profession. It is here that learning will take place. This is education. I believe in education.