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Dec 28, 2020

Sarah from NZ (great name!) wants to know about what a university teaching degree doesn't cover. I have only done one degree in teaching, so I can only speak in depth about the university in which I was enrolled.

I've combined my experience and that of other junior teachers to answer this question.

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Dec 21, 2020

Welcome back for another season.

In this episode, I talk about how students enjoy spending time in nature (even though they'll tell you it's boring). 

Nature teaches students what is important; that much is clear. Whilst I expected students to enjoy their school camp (a much needed break from the city), I wasn't...

Nov 16, 2020

This week I discuss my biggest teaching failure.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the discomfort!

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Nov 9, 2020

Throughout my first two years of teaching I have had an excellent mentor helping me to keep it together. As part of celebrating my pleasingly reduced need for mentorship this year, I've recorded this reflection on what made my mentor so supportive and helpful.

Are you mentoring a junior teacher? What do you find...

Nov 2, 2020

I'm erring on the side of studying part time being a smart move. So far, my part-time study has been really interesting and it keeps me in the student seat. I'm always going to want to be learning something, so this is a good way to do it in a structured format.

I'm still figuring out how to do both teaching and...