This past year was one of many changes for me, both personally and professionally. In amongst it all, I believe there were two different parts that caused me the most stress.
So we’ve done it, come to the end of another term. It brings such an odd range of emotions with it – relief and worry are top of my list. What a roller-coaster!
If you teach teenagers, you know how much easier the job is when your class is on side. If they have your back, and know you have theirs, classroom interactions become less about behaviour management and more about learning. They…
I’m not sure how teachers can be successful at teaching children things like manners and respect when all too often they are taught the exact opposite at home.
Every teacher knows the struggles of being at school while feeling sick. Kudos to those ladies who have survived through the seemingly endless torment of morning sickness! Here is how I’ve dealt with mine.
Guess what folks – we are expecting a beautiful bundle of joy in January 2018! Once I got past the excitement, my thoughts turned to what this means for my teaching.
Last term I had my first opportunity to mentor a pre-service teacher (known as a student teacher in many parts). I know that he learnt a lot, but I think I might have learnt more!
Sometimes students ask the oddest questions. Sometimes they are even relevant. One lesson a student asked me this question, and it made me laugh and cry a little inside at the same time.