Staple Hill Primary School
What really matters to me and why?
I started teaching because I wanted to make a difference in childrens
lives. Seeing the first spark when a child makes a connection with a concept
or idea. Above all, ensuring that my pupils are happy and secure in their
learning environment really matters to me and wanting to know that I am
doing my best for them I also feel that giving my pupils a sense of identity
within the world is really important. It is about helping them to find
their voice in life and about what makes them who they are.
I enjoy opening up opportunities for them to discover more about themselves
and the world that they are growing up in through giving them positive
and stimulating experiences.
What do I want my students to learn?
I want my students to learn that learning and education can be a really
positive, fun and worthwhile experience. I want them to see themselves
as part of the learning process and not just a receiving dish
for all the incoming information they should be receiving. It is the internal,
PSHE type curriculum that I feel should be central to our teaching, instead
of it being overshadowed by the academic subjects. I want them to want
to take some responsibility for their learning.
What do I hope to learn?
I hope to learn how I can give my children a more proactive role in
their school lives. Would this develop a greater sense of ownership of
the learning process for my pupils? What would be the affect of increasing
the opportunities for choice in my classroom?