Before I began to write this introduction, I did a quick Google search for ‘quotes about teaching’ for a little inspiration. Half way down the first page, this gem popped up on my screen and it’s the perfect way to explain why I have decided to start this blog. Mr Meehan’s opinion, that our most valuable resource is each other, is absolutely right and it’s something I believe is vital we remember (given the current climate in education in the UK). This blog isn’t the place to moan about that (though believe me, I could go on for DAYS!) but instead, a platform for me to share my everyday practise and routines, to hopefully inspire other educators – or at least provide the comfort that you are not alone in this crazy profession. I’d love my blog to become a place for NQT’s to gather ideas and gain confidence in their practise, for established teachers to refresh and share knowledge and maybe even provide a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look for people outside the profession, who want to know more about how teachers spend their days.
And now I need to give a little disclaimer…
I’m NOT a master in the classroom, who has it all sussed. I’m only in my fifth year of teaching (that time has FLOWN by!) and I make mistakes on a daily basis. This is not – in any way, shape or form – a guide to teaching. I’m simply planning to share my routines, ideas and mostly (let’s be honest!) my classroom disasters! I’m reaching out and asking you to comment and also share your tips, tricks and sanity-savers! As it says in the quote above, without collaboration, our growth is limited!
Until next time,