Friday, 26 January 2018
The Beginning of Chapter 2
After two incredible years at Tamaki College, this week I have started the second chapter of my teaching journey. I had so many successes throughout my time at TC, and learnt a huge amount about myself, my teaching and my subjects. I feel I progressed well throughout the year, meeting my 2017 goals, completing my dissertation and Honours degree, graduated from the MDTA, presented at PENZ conference, was awarded Outstanding New Professional Award, and moderated a Twitter chat... all of this on top of my teaching! Last year really was a full on, rewarding year. I was very sad to farewell the TC staff and students.
Orewa College holds new challenges, new learning and most excitedly a new experience for me. Over the past few days we've had introductions to PLGs, and the PD opportunities that we will be offered throughout the year. The staff seem like lovely, hardworking, and dedicated people, especially those in my department.
Looking ahead, I am most excited to be teaching Level 2 Health for the first time, and to be teaching classes from Years 9 through to 13! I can already feel myself asking lots of questions, thinking about where I want to go with my teaching, and wondering how to best connect with my learners. I am really looking forward to meeting them, and know I will be writing a post week 1 reflection!
As I don't know my learners or the school yet, I am unsure what my 2018 goals will be yet. I am going to spend time getting to know the new role, before thinking about where to go next. Watch this space, and wish me luck!