Today in our IT input, we were taught about the importance of our eportfolio and how essential reflection will be throughout our whole career. A great way to combine both is by making a blog which we all created together as a class! I’m so glad we did this as I would never have managed my self.
For our first blog post we were asked the question “why teaching?”. I have wanted to become a primary teacher for as long as remember, very cliché I know! I was that little girl who would line up all her dolls, make a fake register and pretend to be the teacher for hours on end never getting bored. On top of this, my experience at primary was amazing! I loved all my teachers, my classmates, my lessons and I was gutted when I had to grow up and go to high school. I hope to give my future classes the same experience I had and allow them to actually enjoy learning. After volunteering in a school for the last year it truly confirmed that teaching and Inspiring children is exactly what I want to be doing, it just felt so right. Witnessing a child struggling with something then helping them to understand and have that ‘lightbulb’ moment is one of the most rewarding feelings for me. I really felt like I played a big part in the children’s lives last year and the relationships I created I will never forget.
I am so excited to be at the beginning of my journey of becoming ‘Miss Edmond’ at the University of Dundee and I’m looking forward to the challenges that the next four years (and the rest of my career) holds for me. I am also happy to have the opportunity to use a blog for our eportfolio, I feel that already I am reflecting on my past and beginning to think about what i want to improve and achieve in the coming months, years and beyond.