Produce an autobiography of your learning experiences to date, illustrating how they have influenced your view of how teachers can help learners.
Since the age of three education has played an important role in my life, with certain teachers and experiences having a major influence on my life, more so now that I am studying to become a teacher.
My earliest memory of my education is when I was in reception in primary school. My teacher, Mrs Herbert was the best teacher in the school, to me at the time. She was friendly, fun and very caring towards the entire class. I remember that she used to keep a tub of fizzy fish sweets in her cupboard, which we used to be allowed if we had behaved extremely well that day or if we had handed in good work. I remember that this became an incentive for me to work hard and behave well every lesson.
Throughout primary school, I saw my teachers become sterner and the work become harder. All of my teachers however, remained friendly and seemed to care a great deal about the class. I do not remember an awful lot about how my teachers went about teaching their lessons, however I do remember that we used to go out on field trips in order for us to gain better understandings of the topics we were studying, e.g. going to Beamish to learn about the Victorians.
Overall my experience at primary school was enjoyable and really influenced me to work hard in my further years of education. The next step being Secondary School.
I found the jump from primary to secondary school quite big, as I went from having one teacher to having different teachers for each subject. This to me was when, even indirectly, I started to look at how the teachers carried out their lessons and how they were towards me as a student, this instantly saw the separation of my ‘favourite’ teachers. As well as this, friendship groups started to form, and I feel that the friends I made played a big part in me enjoying school. I found that we would all use...
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