A large part of being a responsible and evolving educator is to become what is called a “reflective practitioner.” This means educators must always take time to stop and reflect upon what they have done so they can identify areas in which to improve. Prior to writing your journal entry, read Chapter 6: History of Schools in Education and Chapter 16: Succeeding in Your Teacher Education Program, and Beyond in your Introduction to Teaching: Making a Difference in Student Learning textbook. In this journal entry you will reflect upon what has been discussed thus far in this course. Identify the level of education in which you wish to serve (early childhood, elementary, middle school, and high school, adult). Elaborate on your feelings about how the discussions in this course thus far matches your qualities and characteristics to serve in the education field. Has your desire to become an educator increased or decreased since the beginning of this course and what has sparked that change? Journal Guidelines Your journal must be 1 to 2 double-spaced pages in length.

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