back to school
dealing with parents
why teachers leave
April 9, 2018
It’s Games time for the Commonwealth – and almost games time for many teachers ready to take on the holidays!
I’ll admit, I’m more on the “Ergh. How will this affect the traffic!?” camp than “Oo! What can I go see!?” (I live not too far from the Gold Coast and had to dr...
March 14, 2018
The other week I had Year 6, this week I visited Year 1. Ah! The merits of being a relief teacher!
There was a gaggle of boys who were passionate about play, blocks, pillows and farts. They were generally excited about active-ities and less so about writing. Most of the...
March 1, 2018
Ever dealt with a pre-adolescent who thinks your idea is a good one?
No, me either.
Last week I taught Year 6 and anything I said was met with groans.
“Grab out your writing books.”
“Let’s go outside for sport.”
November 29, 2017
Taco brain is a modern challenge. Thankfully there's a way to manage the symptoms.
November 2, 2017
It is a truth universally acknowledged that teachers are leaving the profession in droves, notably in their first few years at the job.
Can it be that they – we – just don’t have enough ‘grit’? Perhaps. Or maybe we’re all just flaky millennials who can’t commit? Mayb...