Why I want to be a teacher

I love to learn. The way I see it, there is no better way of continuing to learn than becoming a teacher myself. To be given an opportunity to work in an environment where every day will be different; where every day I can wake up and not dread having to drag myself to work; where I can constantly learn something new from both my pupils and fellow staff around me… that is something I look forward to without a doubt.

A question children are commonly asked is ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?‘ If you had asked me that question when I was 4 years old, you would find that the answer would’ve been something along the lines of a ‘Princess’. No doubt. However, years later, once I had began my journey through education by attending Primary school, I was inspired by my own teacher. She had helped me discover my interests, my hobbies, my talents; I had become a child who was once quite shy and introverted to becoming a social ‘chatter box’.

Ever since primary school, my answer to the question ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ has remained the same, regardless. A teacher.

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.