Showing posts from July, 2018

A bbc Interview with @teacherglitter

Please introduce yourself, O Mother of Dragons. Primary School Teacher of 14 years; currently in Year 5 but specialised in EYFS for many years before making the move to Upper KS2. Creative learning and child led hands on exploration (from early years days) has shaped my career and everything I do has an element of imagination, role play and creativity. What made you become a teacher? Teaching is in the family. My parents were both teachers; my Grandfather was a teacher (and Ofsted inspector but we will skim past that nugget) and my brother is a history teacher. I knew I would be pulled into it eventually but I also had a burning passion for the environment and decided to do an BSc in Environmental Biology instead. I worked in that sector for a while but when I had children, my desire to teach and support children as a career was ignited. I decided I wanted to be in school as much as possible, to get hands on experience, so embarked on the GTP route into teac

A bbcInterview with Hannah Wilson @TheHopefulHT

Welcome to this year's first #bbcInterview. The format is the same as last year, just a little shorter. We begin by finding out more abouth @TheHopefulHT. Hannah Wilson is the Executive Headteacher of  @ AureusSchool and @ AureusPrimary . She is also Co-Founder & National Leader of @ WomenEd .   What made you become a teacher? Loved my subject - English. Wanted to be a writer, to do some travelling, seemed like a career that would take me places. What has been best thing you have done at work this year? I was the Director of our Shakespeare in Schools production of Midsummer’s Night Dream. We had only been open 3 months and 20+ Year 7s performed on stage in Oxford. They really impressed the audience & held their own against GCSE groups!   Sounds incredible. I think we learn more about our pupils in those situations than on any other. I conduct choirs and love performing with the children.

A bbc Interview with @MissC_1717

My next interview is with Primary Teacher, Jane. Otherwise known, mysteriously, as 'Miss C'. Introduce yourself, mysterious one. I’m Jane and I’m heading into my 3rd year of teaching. I trained with Year 1, did my NQT year with the most gorgeous Year 4 class and last year with some fabulous Year 2s. This year I’m sticking with year 2. I must admit, it feels good to be sticking to the same year group for once! What made you become a teacher? Oh gosh. Right, this is going to sound like a sob story fit for The X Factor or something but bear with me, it has a happy ending! Before I was a teacher, I worked as a healthcare professional. I worked mainly on intensive care and with the respiratory patients. I absolutely loved it. Unfortunately, I was also in an extremely abusive relationship for the entire time too. Now, people often assume that it’s the physical side of DA that is hardest to deal with but it’s absolutely not. Bruises heal. The scars that vicious

A bbc Interview with @darynsimon Daryn Egan-Simon

My next interview is with Daryn Egan-Simon, best known as the co-creator of #BrewEd. Introduce yourself... Sure thing... Former teacher (history, politics, citizenship). Parent, PhD researcher and PGCE tutor. Welsh.Oh, BrewEd co-founder too! What made you become a teacher? Bit of a cliche but I was fortunate to have some wonderful teachers (Mr Kelly and Mrs Ambrose to name a couple) who believed in me and helped me really turn things around towards the end of secondary school. I was massively grateful for how their support and encouragement changed my life and thought I might be able to do the same for some young people. That’s why I became a teacher - To try and make a difference - especially for kids from disadvantaged backgrounds. Not a cliche. Important that we remember the effect our teachers had. That’s true. I interview for places on the PGCE and we ask a similar question and often get one of two responses...because of a teacher or love of a subje