Reflection Of Education: The Importance Of Being A Teacher

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Reflection essay
From time to time we think about who we are. As a teacher, a peer, a friend, a daughter- We often do not have the time to figure out our flaws and strengths as it is not relevant. However, being a teacher would be highly beneficial as there are expectations to reach and new innovative ways of teaching to be taught. Who am I made us reflect on who we are as a person and what identifies us, in terms of our beliefs, attitudes and cultural influences. The topic made us consider how being fair minded was very important as it could influence the learning environment. Catering for diversity is also an important aspect in teaching which every teacher should have a thorough knowledge of living in a multicultural country. The curriculum
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2002) it gave us a better indication of our own personal characteristics. My top four strengths were social intelligence, humour, kindness and love. This was interesting because I have not thought or analysed about my traits until we took the test which was very interesting. Strangely enough, someone who has similar listed characteristics as me could be so different because the way we interpret and process information is unique in its own way completely. During the “Who am I” lecture we were informed about how our attitudes, values and culture influences could have a reflection of us as a teacher and possibly to the learners as well. We would have to be prepared to carry and even modify these to be a successful professional. Having a fair minded and unbiased approach would be sufficient. This idea was thought provoking because knowing that we could have an impact on the learners, reinforced the need to be extra cautious about personal views and beliefs. Bias, opinionated thoughts would not be appropriate at all (Grey, A., & Clark, B. 2013). As a teacher it could be hard to differentiate when we can be opinionated and when we have to rely on keeping it on a professional level and …show more content…
All of the topics in this course have fundamental information for future teachers whom will teach successfully. “Who am I” allowed us to know what strengths we have and the benefits we have with these strengths to enhance the quality of teaching by meeting needs to learners. “Catering for diversity” gave us a realisation of the wide range of diversity we could have in our classroom alone being in a multicultural country. It is crucial as a teacher to recognise needs for every student and have an optimum learning environment they feel safe to be learn in. “Curriculum documents” shapes our teaching and it is important we follow this pathway to give students motivation to aim for and hope to give them the best possible education. All of the specifics we learnt during the lectures gave us techniques and knowledge which would benefit us as a future teacher of New

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