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29 Reasons to celebrate being a teacher.

We should Celebrate being a teacher.

My final post of #29daysofwriting is a Why we should celebrate being a teacher. Shamelessly inspired by this post by Liz Allton

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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

  1. The camaraderie, working closely with a team of LSA’s is great. We face the same challenges and share the successes of our students.
  2. Constant variety, no two days are the same, no time to get stuck in a rut.
  3. School dinners – Reliving your own school days is a great reason to celebrate being a teacher.
  4. Fun, as much as we are observed and constrained by outside influences. Lessons can be fun.
  5. Being creative, engagement students is hard work creativity is essential.
  6. Learning, non stop, I’m sure I learn more from the students than they do from me.
  7. School trips, what an adventure!
  8. Training staff in school, a great way to really get to know people.
  9. Training staff in other schools, so many ideas to pick up
  10. Talking to parents, the feedback we get when a child makes progress at home is priceless
  11. Meeting new people, everyday there is a visitor or other professional to discuss things with.
  12. Friday afternoons, these are definitely well earned.
  13. Snow day and sensory stories.
  14. Student teachers, so enthusiastic.
  15. The Christmas staff panto, shambles but worth it.
  16. Playing with new technology
  17. seeing the students exploring retro technology
  18. Communication sessions. For some signing is their first language.
  19. Sharing experiences on twitter
  20. Teachmeets!
  21. CPD, not all great but anther opportunity to mix with colleagues
  22. The energy of a busy school
  23. Having an early morning coffee before anyone else arrives, the peace.
  24. Science lessons, boom!
  25. Celebrating student’s achievements.
  26. Motivation, there’s always something new to learn or apply yourself to.
  27. Paper Mache, or Modrock or just clay.
  28. Being able to help others
  29.  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.

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4 comments

  1. This is a great list, Joe. I especially agree with 4,5, and 6. I have never experienced 3 or 13. It would be difficult to place the joys in order. They really need to be displayed linearly!

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