New teachers often draw upon thier own experiences as learners, and those experiences become the default mode for what is presumed "normal" or "expected" in the regular classroom. Students today bring a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, languages, religions, sexual orientations, learning styles, and intelligences. We have to teach to student strengths. A successful teacher today, need to become a student of the student.
Teaching a new class and being a new teacher has been rewarding and challenging. It would enhance my cirriculum for the next school year to attend the training workshops to bring the latest to my upcoming classes.