Define: Professionalism

professionalism (prəˈfɛʃənəˌlɪzəm) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide]
1. the methods, character, status, etc, of a professional

What Does Professionalism Mean To Me…

Professional: a person who is an expert at his or her work

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always wanted to become a teacher. The age groups and ares that I want to teach in have varied, but I’ve always known that I want to educate students.  The profession that I want to become an expert in is ‘Education’, working with High School students, specifically in the areas of Math and Music.

Throughout my first semester of my first year in University, I have already learned a lot based on different methods of teaching, ways of connecting and sharing, and roles and responsibilities I will have to practice when chosing this profession. I have been exposed to more diversity; learning and race, than I had ever experienced growing up, and I have learned how to go about dealing with these new situations.

In my jourey with professionalism, my methods of teaching are going to revolve around technology more and more, and to my advantage, I was able to learn a lot in my ECMP355 class on how to connect and share within the classroom. I want my status as a teacher to be positive and influencial, my character to be never forgotten as my students progress through their lives, and to leave an everlasting footprint wherever I may go to educate.

I will teach by these two rules:

1) FIRST Connect with your students

2) THEN be the content expert

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