I want to be a teacher, so that I can influence and make a difference in student life. I want to see that smile on their face when they learn something new or achieve something they did not believe they could.
I see myself teaching them not only fact about topics but engaging them and enabling them to relate to each topic. I will show them valuable skills, teach moral and correct behaviour that will enable them success in the world, that they live and breathe.
As a teacher I need to be constantly learning and improving upon myself both as a person and as a teacher of young impressionable students. I need to be someone that students can relate to and that they feel comfortable around but at the same time have them respect mu authority as their teacher. I need to form social and professionally acceptable relationships to do this. I need to be consistent with my judgement and my marking and assessment to in-turn be fair to all students' need to be understandable. I will need to notice when something is wrong with the child, it may be out of the ordinary and have the ability to help them through it if necessary. I will need to do administration work and comply with the rules of teaching and a professional among with everyone.
I look forward to working on my skills and become a great teacher, the one my previous teachers were for me and the one I want to me. Professional Experience will help me.
Damien Walker is currently studying a Bachelor of Education, Food and Textiles Technologies at University of South Australia. This is him engaging with readings and questions throughout his teaching journey to gain professional insight and knowledge.