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My Learning Journey

Discussion in 'Personal' started by blessed_11, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. blessed_11

    blessed_11 New commenter

    At the end of each school year I reflect on my year: I would like a document to read and share as I move through this school of life. Could you please help me by sharing one important thing, concept or truth that you have learnt on this journey?
    My journey as a teacher has taught me that:
    relationship matters so now, I take time to cultivate them.

    Can you share yours? I would love to read to hear and learn from you...
  2. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    Don't you mean 'this life in school/s', not "this school of life'?
    My teacher truth is that punctuation matters.
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  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    That if I get in at 7am and focus really hard I can get 95% of my work done in school.
    lrw22, ATfan, Lara mfl 05 and 5 others like this.
  4. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    It's quite okay to ask to be excused from an exam for a 'comfort break' rather than hand your paper in and leave.
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  5. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    What did I learn from having worked as a teacher for over 30 years?

    Hmm, probably should have been a librarian or a lawyer.
    les25paul, Sally006, ATfan and 8 others like this.
  6. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Lead commenter

    Relationships are everything.

    Still my mantra even after 35 years in various jobs
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  7. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    Education is a confidence trick.
  8. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Most teachers I know look forward to the 6 weeks of freedom and reflect on how that first drink near a beach will feel.
  9. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    During this year I learned that the Inuit/Eskimos used frozen urine as bait for luring caribou into traps dug in the snow. They were copying the wily ways of wolves, who widdled on trees then lay in wait nearby for the urine-fixated caribou (they like the saltiness) to turn up and become wolfy snacks.

    It partly explains why the first thing Eskimos teach their children is don't eat the yellow snow - it's needed for baiting the caribou. Seriously.

    I don't think I've learned anything deep or philosophical on my learning journey this year, but the Eskimo thing made me laugh.
    minnie me, ATfan, Lara mfl 05 and 6 others like this.
  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I learned I'm not a team-player and that I enjoyed being the supreme authority over my own class without having to defer to anyone else.

    (Retired 2013 - I know I wouldn't get away with it these days.)
  11. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Don't forget the Frank Zappa version!
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  12. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

  13. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Nothing to do with wolves, as far as I know. Frank was famously anti-drugs.

    Apropos nothing, did you know that there's a statue of him in Vilnius?
  14. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Correction: of course it's to do with wolves. Frank stole the idea. Still, it's a great song.
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  15. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Lead commenter

    He's back again! I thought we'd seen him off.
  16. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    I find it utterly pretentious when people talk about "my journey as a teacher ".

    That applies to people in any job BTW.
  17. mathsmutt

    mathsmutt Star commenter

    3 weeks today!!:):):)
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  18. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    3 weeks! We've got 5 :(
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  19. mathsmutt

    mathsmutt Star commenter

    We go back in the middle of August, though.
  20. mathsmutt

    mathsmutt Star commenter

    Here is a document to read : HGIOS 4

    Edit : (This document is used for school inspections in Scotland and is useful for applying for promoted posts. )
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2019
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