What was the defining moment you decided to be a teacher?
I just knew.
From the age of about six, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I would ‘play school’ at any opportunity. I would mark my pretend roll , write up ‘work’ on my little chalkboard with my toys or any friends being my students. I would mark their work with red ticks and crosses and write encouraging words of feedback on their sheets.
As I got older and experienced different teachers throughout my own education, there were plenty that inspired me.
Had it not have been for some great teachers who something in me; who gave their time freely to support what I wanted to do; who coached, mentored and guided me through the process, I would not be the person I am today.
It’s my hope that I can provide the same opportunities for my students. That I can pay forward the experiences and the lessons I have learnt.
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