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Teachers, take a bow and then put your feet up!

teachers

Ah, school holidays – it is still my favourite time of the year, even though I no longer have school-aged children or work in a traditional classroom.  I love seeing all of the posts on social media, of teachers sharing nature snaps, food snaps, holiday destination snaps, and dare I say, drinking snaps!   Teachers are […]

50 – it’s just a number, right?

Number

I have spent the last week, okay month, celebrating my fiftieth birthday – and it has been so much fun!  It is funny though, before I actually turned 50, I had many pre-conceived ideas of what my life would look like at 50. I thought I would be: very mature, set in my ways, semi-retired, […]

I Will Change the World – I Just Need Your Help!

Change the world

Quite a few years ago, I thought it would be a great idea to complete a Master Degree in Education.  I’d like to say, that my motivation for this decision was to increase my understanding of education and become a better teacher, but I would be lying.  All of my friends were studying, so rather […]

How’s the serenity?

So, just last week I was paddling hard, and getting nowhere fast. With a deadline fast approaching, I was extremely concerned that this time, I may just not make it to the finish line. I had a vision of these professional days being a complete and utter waste of time for my colleagues. I can […]

Here I am again!!!

phases

So in a previous blog (The Four Phases), I outlined the four phases of any project that I undertake. I have just re-read that blog and see that, at the time of writing that blog, and for that project, I was in between Phase Two and Three, with the light in the tunnel, burningly close. […]

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

The celebrations are done – BORN2READ is officially ten years old!! To say I am very humbled to have made it to such a milestone, is a huge understatement. When I began this journey, I had no idea where it would lead.  But now, ten years on, BORN2READ has grown from a home-based business to […]

Can someone please stop the clock

clock

Can someone please stop the clock – just for a minute, no, make that a week?  I just need to catch up! I don’t know what is going on, but I feel as though my life is moving at an over-accelerated pace at the moment.  No sooner than I get up, it is time to […]

Report Card Time – It’s not about you, it’s about me!

Word on the street is, it’s REPORT CARD time! Oh how I remember the anticipation of those neatly folded cards, spruiking the virtues of my good parenting for the past six months, and how my intelligence is reflected in the children’s grades, except for maybe science, but then I don’t care about science, so why […]

Teacher Professional Development – just what you need more of!!

Over the past 30 years, I have been to many Teacher Professional Development Sessions – or as they are known more commonly, Teacher PD. Some are great, but unfortunately, most are not so great. The ones that I have enjoyed the most, are the teacher professional development days that actually gave me something practical – […]

“I can teach my child to read, I have lots of spare time,”

Teach my child

“I can teach my child to read, I have lots of spare time,” said no parent of school-aged children ever! I have an apology to make – for the last 12 months, I have been out of touch with parents of school-aged children. You see, whilst I’ve been happily sailing along the ‘thank goodness my […]