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I believe in education that it is important to focus on the students rather than the material itself. Students often suffer a lack of passion for school subjects especially history. Students do not think that what they are learning has anything to do with them or their future. As my field is history, I know that many students find the material very boring and hard to really understand why what they are learning is important. It is my philosophy that we as teachers need to make the information not only interesting but relevant to students. In teaching history this includes incorporating local and family history as well as immersing students in the historical time periods through music and art. I aim for students to understand that real people existed during these time periods and they were not much different than us. Getting students to understand that history is made up of normal people just like all of us is the main goal I try to reach in the classroom. I believe that the more we can relate the lessons to students personally the more enthusiastic they will be about learning in any subject. 

 

 


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