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My changing views of what it means to me to be a teacher.
A journey of self discovery.
I have noticed that in life, a lot of people choose jobs to serve themselves. People want:
At the beginning of this course I was unsure
that Primary Teaching was for me and I still I
…but I have been learning what it means and what it takes to be a teacher.
The main reason I would want to be a teacher is so I can serve children and make a difference in someone’s life.
Just like the teacher’s I have had, I want to be passionate and caring about teaching.
“In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness, and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned…”
I believe that being a
teacher is one of the
most rewarding jobs if
not the most. This
position of responsibility
is not to be taken lightly
but to be treated as a
There is so much more than meets the eye!!
Students cannot learn if a teacher just stands in front of the class and shouts out information.
Teachers help students “acquire the skills and knowledge needed to access the many information resources available”. Thus they are making sure the classroom is “learner-centred”.
Fried, R. (2001)
Discipline is important
as “minor infractions
disruptions are the
most problematic”. They
are a hindrance to other
students trying to learn
and upset the
atmosphere of the
Arbuckle, C. & Little, E. (2004)
It is important to accept every student’s culture and encourage that culture within school life.
Parent participation is crucial when
supporting and caring about a child’s
Without it, students’ learning will suffer as what they are learning at school is not
acknowledged at home.
Children learn best when they are learning visually, auditory and moving at the same time.
“I love the light bulb moments… when the students say ‘I’ve got it’.”
- Tim Johns (2004)
By providing a supportive and nurturing
environment, teachers contribute to
students’ sense of self-worth, enthusiasm for
learning and optimism for the future.
Firm and flexible
I have learned that the role of a teacher is so
fundamental in every child’s life. I know that
at the moment I do not have a full grasp of
everything that I teacher is and I look
forward to continuing on through this course
and discovering so many more things.