I have recently been reflecting on my experience of teaching this year. At the start of the year the job was quite challenging, and some days I would go into work feeling quite anxious and not sure what to expect. Many of the students we were working with had experienced different traumas in their lives, and at times their behaviours could be quite volatile. Classroom situations were tense and these behaviours often dominated the rooms. All of the staff were stretched and we were constantly trying to put out spot fires, but nothing was really changing.
Expectations about holidays
There is a lot of anticipation about the school holidays, which can start in the last few weeks of term when we are still at school. Often the conversation is about the countdown, ‘Only 5 more weeks to go…’
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