Professional Portfolio. Brendan Manteufel. Contents. Standard One: Know students and how they learn Standard Two: Know the content and how to teach it Standard Three: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Over the years I have had much experience working with people from diverse backgrounds including those who identify as Indigenous. In Appendix D I made sure to include and celebrate the Indigenous perspective and involvement, while I haven’t actually taught this plan I believe it serves as appropriate evidence of my ‘knowledge and understanding of the impact of culture, cultural identity and linguistic background on the education of students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds’. At Saint Marks there was much ethnic and socio-cultural diversity, this gave me valuable experience of this in a teaching context as opposed to in my workplace. I believe I handled this rather well, this can be seen in Appendix B “Brendan presented himself professionally and ethically. He was sensitive towards delicate situations that occurred in the classroom and acted accordingly.” I have also experienced much diversity in the context of my coached team at Annerley Football Club. This can be seen in Appendix F “not only teaches them ball skills but also other key aspects of living including team work, leadership, races and cultures”.
While in my first teaching prac I had some trouble with planning for students of varying abilities I believe that in my last prac I have addressed those deficiencies very efficiently. Evidence of this can be found in Appendix A “Brendan has displayed a very high standard in all of these areas. He is enthusiastic, well mannered, accepting of advice and flexible. He responds to individual differences by close proximity and asking if they need assistance.”
Finally while I do not have practical teaching experience with students with disability I do have experience with these people. I routinely work with people with disabilities in my work at OSHC and on my community engagement prac worked very closely with people with disabilities. In Appendix C I reflect upon these experiences. While I found it difficult and confronting initially I developed techniques to better help them. I look forward to using what I have learned in that prac and at work in an educational context.
Professional Development Plan Brendan Manteufel
Appendices D and E can be found attached externally from this PowerPoint presentation