Last year's word was Positive. I think I maintained that for the most part with some notable lapses. This year, I had to think hard about what my focus should be. I settled on 'Protect' because my biggest focus (mainly) at work is to protect myself better. To protect my feelings better. I open myself up… Continue reading Word for 2015
Term has ended and if we weren't about to move out of our house and be homeless for 4 months, I'd be so excessively chill right now but as it is we have a LOT to do before Friday morning. It's a strange feeling to be moving without our house being ready (built!) and because… Continue reading In Summer
I don't generally think of myself as an unhappy person. I have a wonderful family, a great (if demanding) job and a lot of superb friends. Yet I was still intrigued by the #100HappyDays challenge that I had heard of - a colleague was doing it in order to focus on the positive things about… Continue reading Happy
You like the kids more than they like you You will care more about the kids' grades than they will You can't be a perfectionist (luckily I'm not) You have to be able to take criticism (unfortunately I can't) I am rubbish at being a novice
Since this month's NaBloPoMo theme is 'pressure', I thought I ought to write about it at least once this month and yet every day that I have come to write something I have felt reluctant. Maybe this is because 'pressure' is such a negative word and my word for 2014, as you know, is Positivity.… Continue reading Pressure
Yesterday, I was back at school for teacher training and while this posts, I will be slap bang in the middle of a full day of teaching. As I went to bed last night, I was surprisingly calm (despite some last minute planning because it wouldn't be me if I was *completely* prepared ahead of… Continue reading Back to School
It's Saturday night and instead of marking, I'm draining my iPad battery reading the whole of Buzzfeed and taking freaky selfies. Love my job. Hate the homework.
Today has been one of those days where it's non-stop. A long day at work including a three hour open evening (in which I talked to two of my year 11s and realised they actually like my subject and me as their teacher - a revelation!) has been followed by a fantastic dinner out with… Continue reading Work Eat Sleep