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!

6 comments:

  1. Good luck! Though luck doesn’t come into it with someone like you who will give the learners, the department and the school your energy, talent and passion. Have a fabulous start to the year and I will be waiting for each update, supporting from afar.

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    1. Thanks for the luck, and being a massive contributor to my successes thus far. Looking forward to sharing my journey with everyone!

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  2. Go Miss D getting into the blog posts already - all the best for this exciting new chapter! Am sure there will be regular updates on how you're going :)

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    1. Yep, there definitely will be, as I will be learning so much! With no uni this year, we will have more time blog, so looking forward to reading your journey too :)

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  3. Orewa college is lucky to have such a hardworking young teacher! You have already accomplished so much and I am looking forward to seeing what is in store for you next.

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    1. Thanks Chelsea, will try keep my blog updated with some of the things I get up to! I hope you have a good year too.

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