The One Thing I Would Change About 2017

This is the fifth part of my Reflection Series for 2017 – a self-reflection of my teaching this year.

What is something you would change about this year if you could?

This is going to be an extremely short post.

If I could have changed something about my 2017 teaching year, it would be this simple thing – contact HR directly myself about my pregnancy and maternity leave, instead of letting it drag out for 2 terms and untold anxiety attacks.

I will write more about this in a future post, so keep your eyes peeled, but truly that is the one thing I wish I could change.

I feel like everything else that has happened this year has developed me professionally or personally. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, as they say. I found that to be true this year, in all aspects except for the maternity leave. That was just an unnecessary mess that I would take away in an instant if I could.


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About the Author:

Emily is a secondary science and math teacher in Australia, who is currently on maternity leave with her first child. She enjoys blogging about her experiences, facilitating the ‘light bulb’ moment in her students, creating hilarious teaching memes, and drinking tea and wine. You can see more posts from Emily here!


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