Reflection has played a pivotal role in helping me to understand this fact and to honor who I am and what I bring to the profession in my own way, but this in itself isn’t enough for me to have the impact that I desire on my students. I have had several discussions over the past few months with a friend of mine, Dean Dudley, a senior lecturer from Macquarie University about my teaching practice and how to better understand certain approaches that I use in my classes.
Just as musicians all perform their music in unique ways, so too should teachers deliver their lessons in their own unique ways. That's what makes teaching such a great profession.
Teaching is an art, so embrace your art and what makes you distinctly different. Identify what it is that makes you different and let these differences flourish within your teaching practice. Be sure though to know thy impact and consider important and relevant research while on this journey. Have a great week of teaching folks.