Teaching English Methods Reflective Journal Entry #2
Consider your relationships with some of your middle and high school teachers. In what ways were you similar with your teachers? In what ways were you different?
In middle school, I found myself to be more similar to my teachers than different. A large percentage of my teachers were white females; however, I did have a few male teachers, a hispanic teacher, and a black teacher.
In high school, I found it to be more similar as they were ALL white; however, I had more male teachers. I do not remember a lot of diversity in color in my high school.
In addition to differences and similarities in race and sex. There was a larger difference within the socio-economical factors between my family and those of my teachers. Most of my teachers were middle to upper class; while I lived in lower class in a farming family stricken with poverty.