Teacher's Identity

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Berrocal, Consuelo
November 30th, 2012
What is teacher’s Identity?
Throughout our years at the university and our Elab’s we have been developing different styles of teaching, these are based on the methodology we like the most for the students, but also we take into consideration what is the learning style of our learners or so. But, what about our own identity as teachers, how do you know what is your teachers identity. According to Oxford dictionary identity refers to “the characteristics determining who or what a person or thing is”. So, in relation to this meaning, teacher’s identity is how you would describe you as a teacher, what type of things are your characteristic that define you as a future teacher. In every school I went because of the Elabs has helped me to notice what my uniqueness is, in terms of my individuality as a teacher. And there are two concepts that at least for me are the most important; one is sharing the power with your students, this is significant for me because you have to see your students as equal as you, not as a hierarchy, but as a way to learn from your students, too. According to Educator’s Manifesto if you take technology to the classroom, the active participants (students and teachers) create a meaningful learning and social construction of digital communities, because they are helping each other. Although, you have to show them respect because they are all equal for you, it is important to know they have differences for example, their background, their learning style, and their personality are not the same because they are not alike. How do you do to integrate these two concepts in the classroom? Despite your good will to get involved your students in the class and treat them as equal as you, there are some situations that always make you doubt about that. Nevertheless, there are some things that you can do in order to not have many problems with equality or so, and one is technology, with this tool you can ask for...
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