Dear Diary, Another teacher rite of passage accomplished this week: I had my first relief teacher take over a class on Thursday (yesterday). I was so insecure about it. I took pains to leave really detailed plans, but
Dear Diary, This month I’ve been reflecting. The year’s getting on and in between all the mayhem, I keep thinking about how far I’ve come. This year has probably been the hardest year of my life, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Dear Diary, Today was just one of those days. It’s pretty special, I guess, because it’s not every day that you get to embarrass yourself not only in front of your whole class (and lovely teacher aid Sonia) but also the principal.
Oh boy, do my students have some crazy questions and comments sometimes! Half the time they don’t realise how blunt and inappropriate they’re being and it’s actually pretty fantastic because I get to have a good laugh about it in the staff room...
Some days it honestly feels like my class is the toughest in the school – but does every teacher feel like that? It really feels like an uphill battle on days like today. I thought I had this genius idea of breaking into groups and doing worksheets