The life of a teacher

July 18th 2012


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After Global Classroom chat this week Laurie Renton (@RentonL) wrote this fantastic blog post about the life of a teacher (see it here: The main gist of it explains how being a teacher is more than work, it is a lifestyle and there are those that ‘get it’ and those that ‘don’t’.

I absolutely love my job and I know that I spend far more time doing it than is entirely necessary but for me it is necessary. I want to offer the opportunities to these children that I would want to have offered to me. I want to show these children the love for learning that I have, how I like to find out new ideas and explore new things. How I like to talk to other educators around the globe and share my thoughts and ideas with them.

Already the children in my class have asked me why I try all these new things when other teachers don’t. I openly tell them about Twitter and the teachers I talk to, sharing how I find out about new ideas and why I tell them about it. I think that it’s a great example for them to see that learning does not have to finish when you leave school/work.

So although some may think I am mad, for the Twitter chats, Teachmeets and other sessions which I choose to attend, outside of school, in my own time, I do it because I enjoy it. I want to learning new things, share ideas with others and meet like-minded people.

More than work…

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