Reflection Paper About Becoming A Teacher

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When asked, young girls will often tell you that they would like to be a teacher when they grow up. I was no exception. For many of my young years, if asked, I would not hesitate to say that I was going to be a teacher! Somehow, I ended up being a radio announcer. While I am truly fortunate to have found a job straight out of high school that I was able to make a career out of for the past 17 years, I always regretted not following my dream of becoming a teacher. As life went on, I got married and had 2 beautiful daughters. As my daughters got older and I spent more time involved in their activities, I spent more time with children in their age groups. For example, I volunteered at their preschool, coached many seasons of AYSO soccer, and served …show more content…
This class helped me achieve my role of being a teacher by allowing me a glimpse of important issues that I need to be aware of in my journey. Throughout this semester I have evaluated, researched, and analyzed not only my own experiences and personal beliefs but also the expectations that others will have of me as an educator. While I have learned many valuable lessons in this course, there are some that stand out to me. The three things that I found particularly valuable in this class is how to create a positive classroom environment, effective teaching practices, and lesson …show more content…
I feel that these are especially important being that I am new to the profession. Learning about ways that have been tried and true will give me the confidence to lead my class one day. In learning about teaching styles, I was able to assess what I already knew, and also learn about other ways that I can engage my students. This lesson is vital when it comes to preparing meaningful lessons using various methodologies. I enjoyed the visuals of the graphic organizers and feel that these can be especially helpful for the students when learning to organize

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