Saturday, 12 March 2016
Where has Leonie been? Certainly not blogging!!
Hi to all three of you who are currently reading this blog,
I just wanted to let you know that I haven't abandoned shouting into the deep void of the World Wide Web. The reason I haven't been blogging of late is that after teaching for 20 years I made a promise that this year that I would actually find a 'work/life balance'. I know right!! As if that's ever going to happen for teachers!!
However, I am making a go of it and so when I leave work, before 5pm generally, that's it no more school work. And on weekends I am only working Sunday afternoons. This means I have the same amount of work to plow through and prepare but not 12 hour days in which to do it. This is also the year I agreed to mentor three beginning teachers, so Sunday's have actually become all about keeping them from the cliff face and no work for Leonie!
Sadly, this means blogging and resource making have taken a back seat to finding a life, still not sure if I've found it yet, but I have discovered Netflix!! Marathoning TV shows is a life, right? I will be having quite a number of updates in a few weeks times though when I am on Easter Break and I'm avoiding my marking pile. Shhh, don't tell my home tutors!!
Topics which I will be blogging about are:
1. Setting classroom expectation and goal setting. Better late than never!
2. Kickstart. Conference 2016. A week of up skilling our Home Tutors.
3. Reading routines. Who knew there should be a routine?
4. Back to Front Maths and misconceptions. Teaching maths on-line is a challenge people!!
5. Roma Mini-school. A week's worth of learning in one little white box.
Hopefully all three of you will stick around to find out what's been going on in my part of the teaching world, and I promise there will be heaps of freebies, so bribe a friend to come and have a read too.
Chat to you all soon,