1. In Chapter 14, the authors suggest that prospective teachers “begin now” to analyze their own personality and its match with teaching. Specifically, they encourage you to make a systematic study of your strengths and weaknesses that you can articulate. Think about your personality, and write a reflective paper describing what you identify as your biggest strength and your biggest weakness. To what degree do you see your personality characteristics advancing or possibly impeding your teaching? I believe that always knowing the school as a parent point of view may impact me on teaching in the beginning. I’m not saying having a parent’s point of view is necessarily a negative thing because it can help me relate to the parents of my students. I will have to keep my silly parent point of view in control as a teacher. It’s important to remember when to wear the correct hat as an educator and a parent. 2. After observing in your field-site school, see if you can identify a situation where the teacher’s perception of a child and a parent’s perception may differ. Observe the
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