Reflection On Being A Teacher

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Reflection On Veteran Teacher I have realized that becoming a teacher within the early-childhood education program will usher many challenges along with it. Interviewing a teacher with a 5-year experience has helped me understand the skills I need to possess to be a successful teacher. Therefore, I came to a realization that becoming an effective teacher will take time and practiced skill. Learning about the amount of influence teachers have on their students motivates me to work hard and accomplish inspiration for my future students. I plan to not only be able to teach a group of students, but individually work with each student to be sure they understand all the material and don’t fall behind. Moreover, as a teacher in training I am aiming …show more content…
As we sat down together, I immediately began asking her about her strengths that she believes makes her a successful teacher. Brenda confidently started talking about her strengths. She told me that her biggest strength as a teacher is reflection. She is positive that there is always room for improvement throughout her career. Consequently, Brenda stressed to me that no matter how successful you feel, or how wonderful people tell you are at your job, there is always a way to become greater and even more successful. To put it another way, she kept repeating, “Practice makes perfect, don’t ever forget that!” However, she still obtains weaknesses as a teacher. Brenda told me that her major weakness is her time management. Another strength she emphasized on was the fact that she obtains important qualities such as, patience and flexibility. It is very important that as a teacher, you are very patient and flexible because all students learn differently and at different …show more content…
She went into detail about how all students are different and some activities or lessons will not catch nor hold the attention of multiple kids. I was almost positive that Brenda was going to tell me that she used technology as a way of keeping all eyes open. Surprisingly, she declared that she does a lot of group work and hands-on activities rather than lectures and use of technology. It was stressed that her students learn effectively when they are able to interact with their peers through discussion, whereas just looking at a screen and reading information by themselves. It was revealed that most of her students doze off or get off track when they use technology; where as when they are doing hands-on activities they are constantly

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