We should Celebrate being a teacher.
Too often teaching is not recognised for the fantastic career it is. When you find a position where you can grow and learn there is nothing better. I went into SEN teaching because I was fed up of sitting in an office staring at a computer all day. As a teacher you can change the course of a persons life. I blog to celebrate achievements and share ideas. There are things I would change but here are 29 things I wouldn’t.
29 Reasons to celebrate being a teacher
- The camaraderie, working closely with a team of LSA’s is great. We face the same challenges and share the successes of our students.
- Constant variety, no two days are the same, no time to get stuck in a rut.
- School dinners – Reliving your own school days is a great reason to celebrate being a teacher.
- Fun, as much as we are observed and constrained by outside influences. Lessons can be fun.
- Being creative, engagement students is hard work creativity is essential.
- Learning, non stop, I’m sure I learn more from the students than they do from me.
- School trips, what an adventure!
- Training staff in school, a great way to really get to know people.
- Training staff in other schools, so many ideas to pick up
- Talking to parents, the feedback we get when a child makes progress at home is priceless
- Meeting new people, everyday there is a visitor or other professional to discuss things with.
- Friday afternoons, these are definitely well earned.
- Snow day and sensory stories.
- Student teachers, so enthusiastic.
- The Christmas staff panto, shambles but worth it.
- Playing with new technology
- seeing the students exploring retro technology
- Communication sessions. For some signing is their first language.
- Sharing experiences on twitter
- CPD, not all great but anther opportunity to mix with colleagues
- The energy of a busy school
- Having an early morning coffee before anyone else arrives, the peace.
- Science lessons, boom!
- Celebrating student’s achievements.
- Motivation, there’s always something new to learn or apply yourself to.
- Paper Mache, or Modrock or just clay.
- Being able to help others
- Last but not least, the students, with their energy and individuality.
Thank you for reading
Thank you for taking the time to read, my blogs this year. I would love to hear why you went into teaching.