Teach like a Welshman

It’s Friday and I have just completed my first full week of school. Unsurprisingly, and very frustratingly, after eight days of teaching I am still far from being a perfect teacher. I do however feel like I have perfected the angry teacher glare. I’ve even already used the angry “Right, put everything back on the…

Back to school

In our last session of the summer institute, we were asked to write down our biggest concern about our first day on a post-it note. Jokingly, I wrote that my biggest concern was that I would be crying by lunchtime on my first day. I did not think that it would actually happen. Well, how…

How I ended up here…

When I was in primary school, one of my favourite games was pretending to be a teacher. This essentially involved doing a register with a list of all the names I could think of, then using a whiteboard marker to write the date on my wardrobe, as a substitute for an actual whiteboard.  But although…