Origins

Where it all began… I find it extremely difficult to pinpoint a specific time or memory in which I was inspired to embark on the journey towards becoming a teacher.

Whether it was my childhood-self organising pretend school trips for my pupils and gathering money from family members to put in plastic sleeves, to be handed in to the non-existent office ladies, or the older – I hope wiser – self, reflecting on past experiences, and fondly remembering the impact certain teachers have had throughout my life, both in and outwith the classroom.

The thing that attracts me most to teaching is the impenetrable bubble of happiness and innocence you find yourself in when surrounded by young children. The what may not seem like a ‘peaceful’ environment leaves you with peace of mind. Not to mention, the feeling of nostalgia; being able to immerse yourself in the environment of happy memories, and quite simply where it all began.

Welcome to your WordPress eportfolio

Welcome to your ePortfolio. This is where you will document and share your professional thoughts and experiences over the course of your study at the University of Dundee and beyond that when you begin teaching. You have the control over what you want to make public and what you would rather keep on a password protected page.

The ePortfolio in the form of this WordPress blog allows you to pull in material from other digital sources:

You can pull in a YouTube video:

You can pull in a Soundcloud audio track:

You can upload an image or pull one in from Flickr or any other image sharing site.

Teacher, Lorraine Lapthorne conducts her class in the Grade Two room at the Drouin State School, Drouin, Victoria

You can just about pull in anything that you think will add substance and depth to your writing.