Analysis Of Building A Better Teacher By Elizabeth Green

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I recently read Building a Better Teacher by Elizabeth Green. Green’s main argument is that no one is born a teacher; teaching is an acquired skill similar to the skills developed by doctors, plumbers, and athletes. Teaching requires training, feedback, and constant revision. I not only agree with her position, I also believe it is the foundation of what a teacher preparation program should offer. The Master’s program at UW is best situated to provide me that opportunity.
Both by reputation and first hand experience, the School of Education here at UW is among the very best in the world. As a student receiving the Educational Policy Studies certificate and the Education and Education Services certificate, I am quite familiar with many of the fantastic faculty in the School of Education (SOE). Undoubtedly, most of my
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With an eye on the importance of collaboration inherent to Green’s view of teaching, I am committed to providing all the support I can to my peers and to building a culture which emphasises support for each other. Above all else, that requires empathy. I am eager to listen to my peers, empathize with them, and support them throughout the program. I also bring experiences to contribute. My experience with education policy and sociology leave me well suited to add to the rich conversations about how inequalities can be replicated and deconstructed in schools. As future educators, we must consciously delve into those questions so that we can provide a just education for all of our students. Moreover, I am enthusiastic about helping to develop my peers’ teaching practice. Constructive feedback can be extremely helpful and whether my feedback comes from my past teaching experience or simply being able to view the process from an outside perspective, I hope to be able to provide that for my

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