Date of Award
Restricted to Claremont Colleges Master's Thesis
School of Educational Studies
© 2019 Katrina L Boggus
Through my experiences interning as a first-year teacher of underprivileged students, I have learned that being an educator is more than a career, it is a lifestyle. It is not a job title, but an identity we inhabit. This year my role as an educator consumed every part of me; mind, body, and soul. It pushed me to analyze my identity, critique my privilege, study learning theories, implement various pedagogies, evaluate meaningful content and research contextual situations. Through this process of self-discovery and research, I have determined my educational philosophy to be: children are born with greatness and have unique experiences that can be crafted into excellence through emancipatory environments that are mentally, physically, and socially inclusive.
Boggus, Katrina. (2019). Teaching: The Fire In My Heart. CGU Theses & Dissertations, 144. https://scholarship.claremont.edu/cgu_etd/144. doi: 10.5642/cguetd/144