My Ethnic Identity
I grew up an average student with much potential. I feel that because I did not come out as an overachiever I was more understanding and experienced instruction that is more compassionate. When I did not understand something, my instructors would reach out a helping hand and guide me along the path to understanding. This showed me that they not only cared about their competency but whether or not I excelled in their classes. Overall, it was quite a tranquil and caring setting where I felt as if I actually mattered.
In response, I feel that they have greatly influenced not only my wanting to be a teacher but also how I will reach out to my students. How they took the time out to help me not only when it came to academics but also in personal endeavors. My speaking styles and ways in which I perform certain tasks already resemble some of those of my favorite instructors. That being said I can only assume that my teaching styles will also follow along the lines of their strategies that were observed by me while in their classes.
The amount of interaction or close association I have experienced with people whose cultural context is different