I recently ran into a former colleague. We hadn’t seen each other in over a year, so after some quick catching-up (“Where are you these days?”, etc.), the conversation inevitably turned to education and reflecting on our years of working at the same school in New York City. 488 more words
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by Linda Odette, School News Network
Imagine what it would be like to keep up to thirty 5-year-olds under control without a lot of knowledge on how to manage such a group. 325 more words
Numerous times I have made blog posts about how stressed I feel with my teacher training, about life and how stuck I feel. However, I never posted them because in the back of my mind I knew it was all temporary and I thought I’d hang fire for this blog post (which I thought would never come). 417 more words
When I was a first year teacher now nearly five years ago, I knew as much about teaching as I do about the types of clouds or the kinds of rocks: I had a vague recollection of learning facts about these things in school long, long ago, but put me in a rock museum or ask me to describe the clouds above my eyeballs, and I’d be stumped. 1,981 more words
Here is my article from last weeks Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Warning, no husbands were hurt in the writing of this article!
Our printer died. This might be ‘fake news’ to some of you but it has sent shock waves through our house, resulting in wailing, shouting, arguments and blame. 644 more words