Thoughts from a teacher – Tuesday edition

I love my job. My students are amazing and ever so complex and I work with some amazing teachers who inspire me everyday. That being said, here are some of the thoughts that have gone through my head today and I’ve only had one class. (Inspired by the #BFC630 English chat on twitter that I…

The One When I Had a Sick Day

Note: This is just a quick blog so I don’t fall behind. Next week will be a better post. Sorry for not blogging on Monday but I had to have a sick day. I woke at four with a blinding headache which I quickly recognised as a migraine. I couldn’t turn my head without the…

What are my goals? Classroom Edition

As week three hits I’m already well into deciding what goals I have for myself and my students. These are not to be confused with the goals I have for my self care and looking after myself – rather, these are with regard to my students. The ones that I see in front of me…

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…

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…