Last term I had my first opportunity to mentor a pre-service teacher (known as a student teacher in many parts). I know that he learnt a lot, but I think I might have learnt more!
Sometimes students ask the oddest questions. Sometimes they are even relevant. One lesson a student asked me this question, and it made me laugh and cry a little inside at the same time.
One of our regular readers asked for me to share this story anonymously. After 3 years teaching and a lot of recent soul-searching, they have decided to leave their school, and here are their reasons why.
So many times in the media we see teachers and schools being dragged through the mud for getting something ‘wrong’. Half the time I look at those ‘wrong’ things, and wonder why the school is concerned with it in the first place. Continue reading Are We Supposed To Be Teachers or Surrogate Parents?
I write this article tonight emotional, tired, and sick at heart. I have witnessed a somewhat violent domestic incident, and I just kept thinking about the young children in the house.