7. My Teaching Philosophy

“Education is the keystone for freedom and progress.”
(John F. Kennedy) 

 The Keystone is the stone at the top of the arch. When the keystone is in place, the arch stands. When the keystone is not in place, the arch falls. The keystone keeps the arch in place to enable it to fulfill its purposes.

Education is the keystone that binds the arch of life, to empower people to focus and to stand firmly in place and fulfill their purposes and goals in life.

Learning begins at home. Seeds of learning are planted and nourished in the home. Homes can become the richest of all gardens. Education produces an abundant harvest of happy and successful family members. The home is where students are educated in mind and in morals. Students must be taught to think for themselves and become self-reliant. David O. McKay said, “No other success can compensate for failure in the home.” Our homes can be learning centers because the home is the center of one’s education. Leadership in the home is first and foremost.

It’s up to parents to teach; it’s up to school teachers to teach;  but it is up to students to learn. Each person of all ages is responsible for his/her own learning, after all is said and done.

In addition to secular learning, spiritual and moral learning are essential, and there is a time and place for each type of learning. Leaders must constantly teach correct principles and let the learners govern themselves. No one can escape accountability.  For freedom and progress–learn and serve others.

 “True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right.”
(Brigham Young)

Obtaining a good education and using it for the betterment of humankind is one example of “doing what’s right.