A bbc Interview with Lindsey Bailey @lindseybailey
Lindsey Bailey is a former Primary Teacher, writer and the founder of Story Chefs offering ´fun & interactive creative writing workshops for primary aged children´. (Found on Facebook.com/Storychefs or storychefs.co.uk). She had 9 years of class teacher experience in schools in London, Dubai & the West Midlands before coming out of the classroom full time in April this year to spread my love of reading and writing for pleasure far and wide.
What made you become a teacher?
of learning in young people the way my teachers did for me.
What has been best thing you have done at work this year?
What is the most frustrating thing about teaching at the moment?
What songs would be on your driving to work playlist?
Rag n Bone man - Human
And when in need of a particularly chilled out sound
- Ludovico Einaudi - I Giorni (https://youtu.be/P2K7D-uMH2g )
If you weren´t a teacher, what would you be and why?
What are you passionate about (teaching-related or not)?
As well as writing for pleasure, I am also passionate about writing therapeutically - whether writing diaries, letters or poetry, there's an alchemy that happens through this process and it has certainly helped me through good and bad times. Writing has helped me to understand myself and others better and has enabled me to grow as a person.
And finally (I'll keep it to just three) I am passionate about finding my purpose in life and helping others to find theirs. I seem to have a knack for helping people to see what their passion is - whether it's interior designing or cooking if it's something that lights you up then you're on the right track.
Whatever work you are passionate about, that's your purpose!
What is the most effective resource/technology/app you use in the classroom?
If you had to pick 4 people (Twitter or otherwise) to invite to a dinner party who
would it be and why?
- Okay it's going to have to be an all women party if I can only have four: J.K Rowling, Jacqueline Wilson, Malala Yousafzai & Oprah Winfrey.
What is the best and worst advice you have been given as a teacher?
Worst advice: Don't smile until Christmas.
If you could choose one person who you´d love to have the bbc interview treatment, who would it be and why?
I would love to see Rob Smith of Literacy Shed fame interviewed here.