Sunday, January 27, 2013

Thoughts from a graduate teacher

Many wonderful things have happened since my last update, firstly I graduated from University with a Master of Teaching and secondly landed my dream job in an amazing school. Tomorrow I will officially become a teacher, and even though I am feeling rather nervous and anxious due to the unknown, I am also feeling extremely excited and proud of myself for all that I have achieved.

It is a long journey from being a pre-service teacher to becoming a graduate. Despite all of the benefits of having a mentor, you do find that you restrict yourself and become a mould of the classroom teacher.  At my new school, I will be working with two other teachers in a team-teaching environment and everyone keeps asking me if I prefer this. My response to this is that I would prefer to be working with my colleagues than isolated in my own classroom, as you always have someone to ask questions, someone to gain inspiration from and someone who also becomes a great friend. The prep team at my school are a great bunch who have made be feel included and very comfortable and I am extremely excited to be working with them this year and hopefully beyond. 

This first term will be a busy one, with many adjustments (especially with having to get up at 6 am every day, these holiday sleep-in's will be missed), however I will attempt to blog and share ideas/experiences that I have had. 

I am sure it will be an exciting and memorable year.


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