Here we are, back in lockdown again... I'll resist the urge to get all political and go on a rant, I promise! As you'll know if you've read my NQT year blogs (an ongoing project) I am an avid journaller, writing every day if I can. While being invaluable for recounting my NQT experiences, it's … Continue reading Under The Same Stars
Harmony - noun - the state of being in agreement or concord There has been a lot of negativity about teachers this week. Some of it is aimed directly at us: poisoned arrows of accusation that we're not working hard enough;that we haven't worked while schools are closed; that we think ourselves 'special'. The worst … Continue reading #DailyWritingChallenge – Harmony
As a self-confessed history geek, I have to admit that this blog prompt felt like a lightbulb moment for me. I loved history at school, and fondly remember the themes of 'change' and 'continuity being imprinted on my mind as they arose time and time again. There is no doubt that the period we fnd … Continue reading #DailyWritingChallenge – Change
While the prompt for today is 'Emotions', I could easily have titled this entry Everything is up in the air and it's not much fun. Emotions are raw at the moment, and I'm sure that's not just the case for me. But what is the case for me, is a huge shift in my emotions … Continue reading #DailyWritingChallenge – Emotions
When I was in the classroom every day, I think I knew my purpose. I was a teacher, with all the unpackable purpose of that job title that I had worked for so long to earn. Photo by Lina Kivaka on Pexels.com Being an NQT though, I was still very much finding my feet and … Continue reading #DailyWritingChallenge – Purpose
Being a teacher is something I dreamed of, something I worked hard for, something I knew would be difficult but that I persevered for regardless. I never expected my first year to be like this.
Social Media in the Coronavirus Lockdown I've always had a love/hate relationship with social media. On the one hand, it can be hugely anxiety-provoking, because it feeds that part of our brains that can't help but compare us viciously to those around us. For example: "Oh my goodness, look how lovely she looks on that … Continue reading Seeking Sunshine