All Children Are Given The Same Opportunity

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All children are given an education, however not all children are given the same opportunity to become successful. I would like to be able to provide all children I teach with a successful education that acts as a foundation for the rest of their lives. An education that not only provides them with an academic base for their future, but, that also teaches them the importance of sociability and consideration for others. My inspiration for this kind of education has come from my own children, whom I taught at home without actually realising it, I watched them flourish daily with their education and achieve constantly. Witnessing my children developing their own skills and becoming successful social beings, always did and still does, fill me with joy. I have a very active role in the education of my children and I want to be able to provide other children with the same experiences to learning as I provide my own children. Upon qualifying as a teaching assistant, I was fascinated every day by children and what they had achieved with my help and support. I now aspire to become a teacher who can influence and inspire other children to want to learn. I believe that with support and encouragement all children can achieve an excellent start in their education. This links into Lev Vygotsky’s (1978, cited in McLoed, 2014) zone of proximal development theory, which he described as the gap between what children can do alone and what they can do with the help from a ‘more knowledgeable
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