ReflectionUnit 4: Professional Development
A teacher is not only a person that studies during 5 years more or less and
nor a person that knows the language or contents and has the skills. Being a
teacher implies to be commitment with the profession and one way to do that is by
continuing education that can help to improve a lot our teacher competences and
skills as and also to broaden our minds in relation to new techniques or strategies
and also according to students’ needs.
In this unit we were expected to do a reaction paper based on five authors,
all of them have different point of views; therefore this assignment prompted a
critical thinking at the moment of doing it.
As one of the most important aspects to highlight in the process of
professional development is the Action research, or classroom investigation that
definitely allow us to find out new techniques, strategies or solutions to some
issues, due to the teacher is investigating in her/his area, and generally in real
teachers as it was mentioned, need to upgrade their knowledge, skills,
abilities and competences in general in order to give to the students and the
profession what they deserve, the best of them.