The author has found eight different learning outcome strengths and five limitations by analyzing themselves. They can incorporate inclusive early learning, support the development of individual children, and interact with them confidently. Additionally, they can foster inclusive learning environments, share teachers’ observations with cooperating teachers, acknowledge and reinforce positive behaviors, plan and provide healthy surroundings, and communicate information effectively. However, they struggle to identify opportunities to enhance children’s inquisitiveness, sometimes do not use constructive language and interactions, have difficulty assessing and maintaining their health, and cannot directly follow the code of ethics and standards. In this paper, they will provide further analysis of the strengths and weaknesses and formulate three smart goals.
The first theme that emerges in an analysis of the author’s successfully met goals is the ability to communicate with both children and adults. It is critical to relate information to others regardless of their age as an educator. The skillset helps one teach children and track their progress by discussing topics with them and learning the extent of their knowledge. It also enables them to cooperate with other teachers, create collaborative programs, and find solutions for any problems that may arise. The author has demonstrated adequate performance in each of these aspects, though the specific language they use remains a concern.
The second theme among the strengths is the author’s ability to create an environment where children can learn safely and inclusively. It is essential for children’s health that they have access to both indoor and outdoor classes, and it is the educators’ task to guarantee that such locations exist. It is also their duty to ensure that no harm comes to the children, to which end the environment has to be managed carefully. Lastly, the surroundings have to be conducive to learning, to which end the teacher has to take every student into account and account for their needs. To that end, the author can both help children develop individually and reinforce positive and inclusive behavior among their peers.
However, the theme that emerges from the limitations the author has demonstrated raises concern about their ability to do so in the long term. As they struggle to assess their health and maintain it, with practices such as undersleeping and overworking, their well-being may be at risk. As their health declines, so will their performance and abilities to learn and improve themselves. As a result, they will start delivering inferior education to the students, failing to serve both themselves and the children with whom they work. They will have to extensively address the issue to guarantee their long-term success as an educator and stay healthy while delivering the highest standard of education.
The author will establish the first smart goal for themselves to learn and start using positive and constructive language within the year. They will work to adjust their communications in all of their interactions, both at work and away from it. The second goal will be to identify and treat two specific physical or mental health problems that have resulted from their unhealthy work habits within the next six months. Through the process, the author will understand how they can address various issues when they arise. Lastly, the author will design a robust and healthy schedule for themselves within the next month. It should be able to help them address the current issues of overwork and lack of sleep that they have.