Many years ago I thought communication and expression were the same thing, just different words – a case of semantics. But today I know them to be amazing in their own right, and I have an appreciation of how each can support me as a teacher, the children I teach and the classroom space as a whole.
The Elephant in the Room - How speaking up and expressing opens the way for more honest and open relationships
Recently something has come up in my work, that hasn’t felt quite right to me. A directive has come through for a Professional Development Day that needs to be attended. The themes and topics for the workshops didn’t really ring true with what I was seeing and observing within the system I work in. There seemed to be a double standard and tinge of hypocrisy in what was going to be presented, compared with the way the system actually runs and the behaviour of seniors within the system.
Exhaustion has a funny way of masking itself over time that can often keep us on the treadmill of soldiering on, when we honestly feel like putting the brakes on and bringing work to a big halt.
All around the world teachers are caring for, inspiring, nurturing and guiding children. These are our stories in our words in joy and appreciation of ALL that we bring!