Miss B Have
About MeI'm a languages teacher, at least I'm trying to be. One of the many recent PGCE graduates unable to complete their NQT year. In the mean time I'm on supply, meaning I go where I'm sent, teach what I'm told to but on the up side, don't have to plan or mark. Every cloud has a silver lining :).
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As I said in an earlier post, I’ve lost a lot of the enthusiasm I had as a new teacher. The reasoning for this is, I believe, that I’ve gotten tired of waiting for my teaching career to start. I … Continue reading
I discovered this slam poet, Taylor Mali, via comments on a Comment is Free blog post I was reading about how to deal with dinner parties as a teacher. Do you lie about what you do? Or do you own … Continue reading
This is the unemployed supply teacher’s biggest enemy, so I thought I’d share a few tips for alleviating the boredom. Worthy things: Clean the kitchen, tidy the dining room, hoover, bake cakes for a grateful husband, trawl TES for new … Continue reading
School is great, I love it, I’m having a great time but I can’t remember the last time I was so exhausted.
Right, I’ve got my first teaching interview tomorrow. Audition lesson planned. Check! Transport arranged. Check! Butterflies in stomach. Triple check! I’ll let you know how it goes. EDIT! Didn’t get it, but actually I’m not devastated. The school was … Continue reading
There’s no doubt that languages are a less popular option for a lot of pupils, yet I still hate reading stories like this one, telling me that the state sector’s rejection of languages in a hunt for the magic A* … Continue reading
Early one morning a mother went in to wake up her son. “Wake up, son. It’s time to go to school!” “But why, Mum? I don’t want to go.” “Give me two reasons why you don’t want to go” “Well, … Continue reading
I stumbled on this poem and loved it, I thought my readership here might feel the same. It sums up beautifully why teachers do what they do, and the attitudes of those who don’t understand. What Teachers Make, or Objection … Continue reading
When I heard I was being placed in a boys school I couldn’t believe it. As a linguist I spend a lot of university teaching time thinking about how to engage and enthuse boys in what is essentially a feminine … Continue reading