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Why I Chose to Teach

I truly believe that a primary education is one of the most important tools a child can obtain that will help them throughout their entire life. From having such an impactful teacher in primary school myself, I was able to understand just how much they can affect a child’s learning journey. The thought of being able to have such an impact on young people’s lives myself extremely motivates me and is the reason that I feel this is the right path for me.

Ever since being in primary school myself, I always wanted to help out at everything I could, and that has certainly not changed throughout the years. From helping my primary teacher coach my netball team back in primary five, to now going around the primary schools myself to take my own sports classes, delivering assemblies to my peers in my role of Depute Head Girl, running school clubs after school for younger pupils and winning the ‘Young Leader of the Year Award’, I definitely feel these have all increased my desire to teach.

I feel that I have the true passion and essential qualities to work towards the exciting adventure of teaching and I would love to experience the feeling of knowing I have made a real difference in a child’s life.

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.