Wadlington and Wadlington (as cited in Estes & Krogh, 2012) explain, “Because of the strong connection between dispositions and teaching styles, it is desirable for individuals in the midst of becoming teachers to reflect and develop self-awareness of their own dispositions (p. 33). That reflection is the goal of this discussion.
To prepare for this discussion, reread the list of dispositions associated with effective teachers discussed in Chapter 2 (Table 2.1) and Chapter 10. Also view the video or read the description below the video, I am a Teacher.
Once you are prepared, use the My Dispositions Target (Figure 2.1) from your text to organize and record the initial analysis of your dispositions. This document should be placed as an attachment to your discussion response. To include the document as an attachment, locate the attachment feature in the bottom left-hand corner of the discussion response box.
In your response:
Describe which of these dispositions (as well as those noted in Chapter 10) you already exhibit on a regular basis.
Based on the discussion of career options in Chapter 10, identify at least two possible careers that interest you and that are a “good fit” based on your personal disposition reflection. Explain why you would be a good fit for both of your chosen careers.
Discuss which dispositions are still emerging for you and how will you plan to develop them for both of your possible future career choices.