Dear Diary, I can’t believe this crazy journey of my first year of teaching is finally drawing to a close. With all its ups and downs, I wouldn’t trade a moment because I have grown and learnt so much this year. You know me – of course I’m already thinki
Dear Diary, Will the surprises never stop coming? On Monday I received a new student from overseas. His name is Oliver and his parents have just migrated from Sweden for work. He’s a great, friendly kid but it’s tough on anyone to start a new school so l
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.