Would You Still Be a Teacher if You Could Do it all Again?

This is the twentieth and last part of my Reflection Series – a self-reflection of my year teaching in the UK.

Knowing what you know now, would you still choose to be a teacher if you could go back in time and make the choice again?

Such a loaded question, with so many implications. The last one should be the hardest, but for me it isn’t. There are many things to consider to answer it properly though. After all I’ve shared on this blog, the answer might surprise you. Continue reading Would You Still Be a Teacher if You Could Do it all Again?

The Most Stressful Thing

This is the eighth part of my Reflection Series – a self-reflection of my year teaching in the UK.

What has caused you the most stress this year?

I cannot point to one single most stressful thing about this year, it is all clumped in together adding to the strain. Any one of the stressful things on their own would have been easy enough to deal with, but when they all start to pile up, well that’s when it really gets tough. Continue reading The Most Stressful Thing

A Big Shout-Out to my Wonderful, Helpful Colleagues from London

This is the seventh part of my Reflection Series – a self-reflection of my year teaching in the UK.

Who amongst your colleagues was the most helpful to you?

This job wouldn’t be possible at all if it weren’t for teachers helping other teachers out. You need good colleagues by your side or you would go insane! In this sense it is difficult to say any one person who was ‘the most’ helpful – they all were in different ways. I realised in writing this post that being ‘helpful’ to me really means what they taught me – about myself and about being a teacher.  Continue reading A Big Shout-Out to my Wonderful, Helpful Colleagues from London

If I Could Have Set My Own Salary

This is the nineteenth part of my Reflection Series – a self-reflection of my year teaching in the UK.

Pretend that you get to set your own salary for this past year based on the job that you did. How much do you feel that you earned (the number you come up with should be in no way based on your current salary – rather, come up with a number that truly reflects how you should be compensated for your work this year)?

Continue reading If I Could Have Set My Own Salary