Why I want to teach

It all started in primary 5, early I know, but since then I have been passionate and determined about becoming a teacher.

In primary school creativity and the arts were my strengths, I struggled more with the academic side such as maths and literacy and required some extra support. The teacher didn’t take into account my preferred learning method or my strengths. I want to be there for the pupils that I teach and support them to the best of my ability. I want to make a difference. I want to be that teacher that people remember years and years down the line.

Personally, I don’t understand why, whilst following the curriculum, children who perhaps struggle writing cant dance their homework or sing their story.  however, I do understand the importance of the curriculum and that all children should have a strong understanding of it, but we should be encouraging the creative arts in all we do.

As well as this I want to promote  and enforce equity rather than equality.  This for me is very important and something I was to continue doing throughout my career.

I am very passionate about working with children. The job is very challenging but also very rewarding. When you witness a child demonstrate and show understanding of something you have shown them, it is the most rewarding thing ever.

I have had many years of experience working with children in all different capacities from: after school club, holiday club, Au pair and in school placements. Every opportunity and experience I have had has reinforced how much i want to become 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:

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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.