Personal Statement: A Career As A Teacher

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To be a teacher and have the privilege and responsibility of sculpting the younger generation to be the best version of themselves possible would be an honour. Teaching is a career path which I have always being interested in, and after the completion of my degree I decided to take some time out after the rush of final year to figure out what I wanted to do next. It did not take me long to realise that I already knew. My passion for teaching has been kindled by my journey through the education system - I am lucky to have had positive and memorable experiences throughout education, however, I know that this is not the case for all young people in school. No young person should slip through the education system - everyone has a unique ability…show more content…
The challenging moments only make you strive more and more to be creative and find a solution in order to engage the children. I also believe that I have gained confidence in my leadership ability and my understanding for different methods of teaching and learning in order to tap into a child's unique ability to learn. The role of a teacher is incredibly diverse and that role must be willing to adapt to the situation and circumstances. As a teacher one of the main roles must be to successfully motivate learners in a safe environment whilst also adhering to regulations in place. It is also more important than ever for teachers to promote diversity and equality in the classroom. The teacher must also be approachable and empathetic in order to gain trust from their pupils. The Scottish curriculum for excellence was introduced in 2009 and is built around a framework which places the learner at the centre throughout their education from the ages of 3 to 18. The framework aims for combine outcomes and experiences in order to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. The curriculum also states that assessment should be made by the teacher up to the end of S3, however, it is not necessary for groups or individuals to sit exams before the end of…show more content…
Through involvement in sport I have gained leadership and teamwork skills. As vice captain of the University of Manchester womens rugby club I would often have to keep the motivation of the team up and encourage both individual players as well as the whole team. This would also involve helping to coach newer players to the game and provide them with positive feedback in order to see improvement. This also allowed me to be more organised as I was responsible for picking the teams for games, providing the referee for the game and also ordering kit for the team. My self motivation was also improved through my independent mapping project as part of my degree. I carried out my mapping project in the Spanish Pyrenees, which was a very physically and academically challenging task which involved careful planning, organising and the motivation to adhere to the plan in order to carry out the tasks in a timely
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