And We're Back...

The Summer holiday seems million years ago.  I always forget from year to year just how challenging, exhausting, rewarding, exciting and stressful the return to school can be.  I have a busy year ahead, with  advanced higher, higher and credit classes, along some classes with some very challenging characters in them.  With each class I have relationships to build, routines to establish and ideas to try out.

Before I came into teaching, I worked for a few years in an insurance company doing actuarial calculations for pension schemes - I job I fell into.  The work exercised  my mind, but that was all, and I hoped that as a teacher I would be able to bring more of myself into my work.  I got everything I hoped for and more!  My first teaching practices were the most challenging things I have ever done in my life.

The great thing about teaching is that whilst it gets easier over the years, it never becomes routine.  Each new year brings a fresh set of challenges.  Thank goodness we have 6 weeks off to recharge our batteries between each one!

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  1. ...and the rest! I think it is generally nearer 7 weeks you get each summer to recharge those batteries. Not that I'm jealous or anything.

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  2. I think this post should be required reading for the student teachers that are starting at Jordanhill next week. Certainly I'll be showing it to the new set of Computing teachers.

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  3. Thanks David. And good luck to your students :-)

    Also thanks to my darling wife Libby for enduring my slothful repose over the Summer!

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