of LEARNING andBELIEFS as an
Queen’s University Online Faculty of EducationJunior Teacher’s Qualification Course,
A Reflection of the Learning Experience of David MacLean
As it Pertains to the Ontario Teachers’ Standards of Practice mandate
David MacLean3 August 2012
What does it mean to be a good teacher?
Recognition that I set the learning pace for many students
Actively supporting all students and families with integrity, care, honesty, fullcommunication, and ready availability
Delivering equitable and accessible lessons to all of my students, appropriately assessingthe needs and abilities of each person
Remaining knowledgeable and involved in my field of interest at the same time asdeveloping my educational philosophy, training, and practicesThis portfolio is one way to practice the above commitments. It outlines my reflective learningprocess, hosts some of my documents which serve as indicators of these experiences, and allowsme to comment on the meaning of these in relation to my own philosophy of education andintentions for further growth as a teacher. The Standards of Practice for Ontario teachersprovides an excellent framework by which to explore my beliefs as an educator, specifically inrelation to my experience during this Junior Qualifications course.
There are many aspects which contribute to the skill set, assumptions, and practicalaccomplishments of a good teacher.