Week #12 –Reading
For week number twelves reading I decided to do my blog post on the article about “Exploring Teacher Identity” by Krista Yerkes. When I was reading this article I came across three things that I learned. The first thing that I have learned from this article is how becoming a teacher is a long journey and patience is key to success when become a teacher. Your continually learning and world of teaching is full of the unknown. You teach from who you are. Some people think being a teacher and becoming a teacher is not a hard thing but the reality is that there are lots of obstacles and work and people to deal with when becoming a teacher and when you are a teacher. The second fact I learned was your identity is always changing and the changing aspect of identity is affected by the people you surround yourself with as a teacher. The third fact I learned about was how the profession of teaching is very personal and teaching comes from who you are. No teacher will teach the same because we all have different personalities. You can’t put on a mask and someone tells you how to teach. You have to figure out who you are in order to be comfortable in the teaching profession.
The first connection I had to this article was how becoming a teacher is a long journey. You can see it now through university and the classes you take. There is a lot of work to those classes and some of them are difficult but it is the proper preparation you need in becoming a teacher. The second connection I have made to the article is how every teacher is different in their own way. I won’t teach like any of my other teachers I have had in the past because they don’t have the same personality as me. Will I take certain aspects and things I like about how teachers taught me in the past? Absolutely. A lot of the ways teachers teach you helps shape your personality in a lot of ways.
One question I have after reading this article is how hard is the transition from a student to becoming an actual teacher? What are common struggles new teachers have to face?