NQT · Reflective Practice

20 Times Parks and Recreation Summed Up Being A Teacher

1. When you step into the staffroom to discover a table full of calorific snacks: 2. When you leave your class with a supply teacher: 3. When a child back-chats you and doesn't think you've noticed: 4. When you tell your children to stop acting so childish even though they are actually children: 5. When… Continue reading 20 Times Parks and Recreation Summed Up Being A Teacher

NQT · Reflective Practice

Developing Reflective Practice

Although many elements of my teacher training attributed to my successful completion of the course, perhaps the most valuable moments of all were the open, effective and professional conversations that occurred between myself and my mentors. Upon reflection, I am struck by the way in which I developed the skills necessary to effectively engage in… Continue reading Developing Reflective Practice

NQT · Reflective Practice

My Memories of Primary School

My Memories of Primary School I met up with a childhood friend the other day and at one point in the afternoon we reminisced about our experiences of primary school. Well, she reminisced. I tried. To be honest though, I don’t think I had the brainpower at the time to retrieve memories of last week,… Continue reading My Memories of Primary School