Let’s share the human side of teaching!
Teaching is a truly unique, incredible job. One with so many nuances that it can be hard to really explain what it’s like to people who haven’t done it before.
We laugh, we cry, we get angry and scared. We see the most amazing growth and success. But most of all we care.
There are thousands of incredible websites for sharing teaching ideas from the perspective of activities and pedagogy within the classroom.
This website, on the other hand, is a place to share and explore the human side of teaching. Stories of success, challenge, and growth, all from the perspective of what it’s like to be an actual teacher, written by the teachers experiencing these things first hand.
Join us on this journey of exploration and growth, experiencing the human side of teaching, as it happens!
A Bit About the Founder and Lead Writer
This website is the brainchild of Emily, who has been teaching secondary school science since the beginning of 2014.
Having a Bachelor of Science (Botany), Master of Communication (Science Communication) and a Graduate Diploma in Education, Emily has long enjoyed helping people to understand science. The greatest reward is seeing the light bulb of understanding flicker on in the brains of her students, when they finally understand something and realise the wonders of the world through the lens of science.
She taught high school science straight out of the Grad Dip for a year and a half in Brisbane and was Registrar for the Science Teacher’s Association of Queensland, immersing herself in the profession and always looking for that ‘light bulb moment’. She made the jump to London to teach secondary science there for a year and experience the differences in the two systems, learning much and expanding her skill set. Back in Brisbane now and straight back to work, Emily is excited to continue her career and her own educational journey!
Views expressed on this site are the authors’ own, and do not represent any employers or association they are a part of.