Tag Archives: teaching

Some Things Change, Others Stay the Same!

Young Children

Wow!  What a start to the year! As most of you probably know, this year I thought it would be an excellent idea to return, full time, to the classroom.  After all, the BORN2READ® Experience of levelled readers was complete, (finally), and I had found myself hanging out by the fridge, far too many times […]

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. […]

Sight Words – it’s not all about you!

sight words

My passion for teaching young children to read using sight words is no secret. However, what I have failed to articulate in the past: it is not my only vice nor should it be, in the quest to teach children to read. It amuses me that an often hotly debated topic is: phonics Vs sight […]

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 […]