I am most aware that i will have to delve deep into getting the most out of my enquiry. I am not looking for straight forward answers i am going to research, as much as i can to see literature online, ask people i know to glance over these questions and see what their responses are? I have decided to send these questions out to friends of mine who now teach and then contrast and compare to See how my line of enquiry is going to proceed.
I have started out with the most basic of questions,
- How do i become a teacher?
- What Key skills and attributes must i have to become a successful teacher?
- What transitional qualities must i have?
I understand that there will be a process from professional performer to teacher, there most probably will be skills that i can use form my profession but what new skills and methods will i have to assure i understand and have to make a smooth transition into teaching.
- What journey will i go on to achieve my goal as a teacher?
This question will make me look deeper into how teaching has a journey and how nothing happens over night. How long ail the process be for myself to obtain awards and attend courses i will have to go on. Will i need to take new exams and legal requirements such as CRB checks.
- Can i use my professional experiences/ knowledge as guide lines to influence and inspire others in my professional career path?
I feel that myself when i become a teacher will most defiantly bring my personal experience and knowledge into the classroom. I wish to inspire people i wish to make them see what is available career wise for them as a performer. I feel an experienced teacher can bring so much to the table when teaching others, they have been there got the experience they know the feelings and emotions dancers go through.
- How i will adapt and learn new teaching styles/work loads and classroom methods?
I will make sure that when learning and enquiring into how to become a teacher i will research all methods and skills teachers use. How they cope with classroom teaching and how myself will cope with the more academic requirements. I.E Lesson planning and behavioural aspects.
- What have i learnt from other people's experiences?
This question is going to be very useful to me as i am going to draw upon people i know who are now teachers and who have been part of the performing world. I am going to enquire about their own personal stories, and emotional and physical demands. I wish to get as much feedback as possible, for myself to then contrast and compare to see how their transitions were made.
I would really appreciate as much feedback as possible with regards to my questions and how they are forming my line of enquiry. I have kept my explanations quiet open so you can all see where i am heading with this. For my next task i am going to delve deeper into literature online and see other people opinions and see if this can further my line of enquiry.