Why I want to be a teacher..

In 2015 I left school at 17 with various unconditional offers to study Business Management at university level. After much deliberation I decided this was not the career path for me. This had been my plan for 5th and 6th year of high school, I hadn’t even considered any other possibilities. It became apparent I would need to find a job until I figured out what I wanted to do with my life. Two years working at a petrochemical plant and two years in a high street bank passed very quickly and I realised I needed to make a decision about my future before I wasted more years in jobs that I hated. I thought back to my time at school and tried to remember what I enjoyed the most. Quite quickly I concluded that what I enjoyed the most was a Sports Leadership programme I completed in 6th year, where I went to local primary school’s and taught the children PE lessons. I deliberated between PE teaching in a high school and primary teaching but after much thought I realised that the aspect of the programme I enjoyed was working with the primary children, not the particular sports lessons.

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.