back to school
dealing with parents
why teachers leave
May 12, 2018
Ever had a student call you ‘Mum’?
It seems a natural progression. We spend almost as much time with them as their parents - sometimes more! But how does it work if you actually are the student’s Mum?
To celebrate Mother’s Day, I spoke with three educators who are also m...
April 23, 2018
“Oo, Sam, what have you got for lunch today!? Is that sushi…with avocado, smoked salmon and brown rice? And a soy-chilli dipping sauce with fresh coriander and lime?”
“As a well as a side of lentil, beetroot and feta salad on a bed of baby spinach?”
“And a ha...
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...