A lot of people always ask me why I gave up teaching in the public sector, especially only after two years of being in it, and before I even had a full time job (another reason I left). The reason I always give is that it was destroying my happiness. I seriously hated it. I hated a lot of things about the system, and it’s hard to put all of those reasons into words that people will understand, because, let’s face it, most of the people asking me these questions think that I just go and play with kids all day (because that’s obviously all a teacher does: read books and play all day, and let kids run around and do whatever they want) Continue reading
Canada has been in the news a lot this week. Not only has there been an outpouring of support for those citizens affected by the massive forest fires in Fort McMurray, but also, Prince Harry was in Toronto promoting the Invictus games with our Prime Minister.
Anyone who spends a lot of time around children, knows the pure joy of having a completely adult conversation. Nannys, babysitters, teachers, day care workers, parents – we all know the comfort in being able to speak in natural, full sentences without the fear of little minds not understanding or picking up on “adult themes”. Continue reading
Dear Full Contract Teachers:
Thank you for trusting me with your class, and asking me to be your supply when you are away from your students. My bank account appreciates the work, especially during this time of “work to rule” which has cut off almost all opportunities for occasional teachers to get jobs. Continue reading