By the time you enter teacher education, you have spent approximately 13,000 hours observing teachers. The fact that you are overfamiliar with the teaching profession doesn’t mean that you will easily find your own voice as a beginning teacher. We all know what it feels like to be a pupil and later on a student and play a role opposite teachers for the major part of our school lives. In the classroom you learn as a student how to cope with the set curriculum but also how to read the teacher’s mood and attitude. Unfortunately, some of us will leave school thinking that anyone can teach but then when you start off as a novice teacher you discover how difficult it is to find your own voice. What you thought to be rather straightforward and linear appears to be a very complex teacher’s world. So my question to you is what do you think about when you consider your own voice? How did your struggle of voice as a novice teacher begin?
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