At the age of 11 I was told that I had dyslexia. I had no idea what dyslexia was, i also had no idea what to do about it or what it meant for my future education. However my P7 teacher was able to convince me that it will not ruin my education. However I will find learning more difficult until I find my way of learning. This teacher not only informed me but also held meeting with my parents to make sure they knew exactly how to help me and also to understand what dyslexia is. This was the first teacher i had who went out their way to make me feel supported and encouraged me to do my best. Where in the past i had only experienced teachers’ who just thought that i wasn’t very bright.

This teacher is my inspiration of the type of teacher i want to be , i want to impact the children the way she impacted me. She finally gave me the confidence to learn. That is one of the reasons why i want to be 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.