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!
Natalie is a primary school teacher from Glorious Western Australia. She began teaching in 2015 after graduating as a mature age student. Natalie originally comes from a background in finance in the mining industry, and after having a child she decided on a career change.
With the beginning of the school year comes a daunting task for every teacher – getting to know a new set of classes. Continue reading 21 Start-of-the-Year Questions to Ask Your Students
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?