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GTP personal statement, helpful to include my own childhood School experiences?

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by StarZee, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. I'm working on my Personal Statement for GTP Application and wondered if it may be helpful or relevant to include and reflect on my own personal experiences as a child at school?
    Such as;
    Teachers - good or bad and why. Those who inspired me to learn.
    The teaching/learning methods I found helpful or unhelpful?
    My experiences with peer pressure, being bullied, how home life/life outside school can affect learning.
    I would really appreciate any advice or input as this would really bulk up my personal experiences to reflect on if this information is relevant. Thanks[​IMG]



     
  2. I'm working on my Personal Statement for GTP Application and wondered if it may be helpful or relevant to include and reflect on my own personal experiences as a child at school?
    Such as;
    Teachers - good or bad and why. Those who inspired me to learn.
    The teaching/learning methods I found helpful or unhelpful?
    My experiences with peer pressure, being bullied, how home life/life outside school can affect learning.
    I would really appreciate any advice or input as this would really bulk up my personal experiences to reflect on if this information is relevant. Thanks[​IMG]



     
  3. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    To an extent but what is more relevant is recent classroom experience and any observations you have on that.
     
  4. Thanks Welshwizard, I'll focus mainly on recent classroom experiences and then maybe add a little about my own school experiences.
     
  5. If you do include your own schooling experiences, then I would do it in a way which is linked to more recent classroom experiences rather than being a separate almost "standalone" section. Hope that makes sense and helps.
     

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