Well, after a little rest, I feel a renewed energy and determination for developing my skills as a classroom teacher. However hard it is, there is really nowhere else I would rather be.
I had a lovely conversation with a secondary history teacher a couple of weeks ago, and she said something that resonated with me, “You’ve got to hang on to the ideal – keep aiming to teach the way you know it should be done – but forgive yourself each time you don’t reach that ideal.” She reckoned somewhere into ones third year of teaching, you finish a day and feel you taught exactly the way you wanted to. So there is hope…
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