Your decision to become a teacher had a starting point. Perhaps you were always the one who was the teacher when you played school with siblings and friends. Perhaps a great teacher made a difference for you and has inspired your choice. Or perhaps you are coming to teaching from another career or life situation.
There are many routes to teaching. As you embark on your own this week, take time to think about why you have made the choice to be a teacher and how your decision-making may influence your expectations for this course, this program, and your ideas about what it means to be a professional.
Keep in mind that teaching is a collaborative experience. You will consider the perspectives of other educators, beginning with those featured in the Learning Resources this week. You will work with other educators, starting with your colleagues in this course. Use this first Discussion to get to know one another and to compare experiences and insights that can help you stay focused throughout the journey ahead.
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