Things I’m Looking Forward To: SDCC2016

I’m going to San Diego Comic Con again. Well, I’ve known that I was going since the end of last year as I had to get up at the butt crack of dawn to get online to get in line. For those of you who have never gone through the “hell” of purchasing tickets you basically…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year – It’s 2016…I’m 33 and a handful of change. I’m a teacher currently on summer break who has been trying, desperately, to catch up on the latest reads, the latest music and even the latest games…(that I can play on a PS3 – still saving for that upgrade to a PS4). I’m also…

Five Thoughts – A Quick Post

Thought One – Teaching is emotionally draining. When I started teaching I didn’t realise how emotionally exhausted I would feel after everyday. So many things occur in a classroom and the act of being a teacher it very tricky. Plus, today was a rough day so I need to reflect on it. Thought Two –…

The One Where I Attempt to Justify My Absence…

::*::Dusts off the blog::*:: I do have the best intentions of keeping regular posts on this blog but have found myself rather busy over the last few weeks. This is actually a terrible excuse because I should take the time to blog regularly for many reasons. One of which is that it is a great…

The One Where I Try To Organise Myself

* The holidays went by rather quickly and, although I did a lot of prep work during the break I still started the term feeling a little lost. Due to situations out of my control I’ve had to have a change of class so I have picked up a new Senior class. I’m not too…

Holy Holidays Batman… or the one where I just write

As a teacher I often find that there is a fine line between giving your all and burning yourself out. We often hear the following exchange: Random person who doesn’t know us from a bar of soap: “It must be great being a teacher – all those holidays.” Random person who thinks that teaching is…

End of Term Funk…

It’s been a busy term and the end is nigh…near. I feel more drained than I normally would at this point of the year so I thought I would put up a list of things that I do when I find myself feeling that funk that comes with teaching. Here is one of my student’s…

What are you passionate about?

Parent: “You seem so passionate about your subject. What else are you passionate about?” Me: “Oh I love reading and gaming and using these ideas in the classroom. I really want students to understand that they have different options with regard to…”  This is a typical interaction that I’ve had with various parents over the…

The One Where I Start

Blank pages are always inviting to me. They hold so much information and nothing at the same time. It is up to me to fill them with my thoughts, words, drawings and ideas. Now, if I were being clever this would be the point where I would link this to teaching – my metaphor or simile…