Well you may be thinking I’m over exaggerating or embellishing when I say I cried for 3 months, but I’ve gotta tell you…this is pretty damn accurate. No one actually ever told me how hard, difficult and demoralising being a teacher could be. I’ll be honest I started my teaching degree when I was a [...]
Continued from Tales From A First Year Teacher: Surviving The First Week Of Term So from the airport we went straight to Pretty Pool. I was quite excited about this as from what I have seen of Hedland so far, it’s not real pleasant to the eye. It’s basically red dirt and shrubs with a [...]
Continued from Tales From A First Year Teacher: My First Day As A Real Teacher Arghh, what’s that noise? Oh, it’s just the alarm going….groan it’s so early in the morning. I drag myself out of bed and prepare to face Day 2 as a teacher. This getting up to be ready for 6am is [...]
Recently I wrote about arranging the space of my very first classroom and how the dream of this compared to the reality. You can read more about this and also check out my ideal classroom layout at my recent post: Do You Have An Ideal Classroom Layout? I received a comment from Michelle asking how [...]
As I’ve been writing about my first year of teaching in the series: Tales From A First Year Teacher, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about all the things a first year teacher goes through, especially that preliminary organisation. I remember one of the parts that I was particularly looking forward to was arranging the [...]
Continued from Tales From A First Year Teacher: Will I Ever Get A Job? What the…..are you for real…..this can’t be right can it…..is this where I’m meant to spend the whole year…..I can feel my whole world crashing down around me…..This wasn’t part of the picture I had painted in my head….. This isn’t [...]
Now this is getting a tad ridiculous….It is Thursday, the first day back at school for teachers. Students are due to arrive on Monday and I still don’t have a job! I did everything they told me to ensure that I would get a placement. I only picked difficult to staff schools north of Perth, [...]
Continued from Tales From A First Year Teacher: My First Day As A Real Teacher Arghh, what’s that noise? Oh, it’s just the alarm going….groan it’s so...