In the first chapter of “Against Common Sense,” Kumashiro describes three images of “good teachers.” They are learned practitioner, researcher, and professional. Reflecting on my time in the Education program, I think that the program uses aspects of all three, with a larger focus on the researcher and professional roles. All teachers need to think about who their students are and about what they are going to teach, but the U of R focuses much more on student’s diversity and identities. As a faculty, we are constantly disrupting our own beliefs and making changes to common practices. That’s what ECS 210 is all about. As a result, we are researchers who are always reflecting on what has shaped us and how we can improve ourselves and education. An example of this is the autobiography assignment we just completed. Lastly, as students we understand that teaching is a profession, and therefore know what is expected of us in this faculty. Overall, I think the faculty is a good mix of all three types of teaching, and am glad that it is. I think if a teacher were to focus too much on being one image, as a whole they would not be very strong. Challenging the norm, self reflecting, and being professional are all crucial components of being a teacher, in order to teach students to do the same.