Tag: students

Which ones will fade

My students sometimes fade from existance My mind a swirling black hole And I assume that the same occurs to them Another teacher, years later, unremembered, unremarked. But each student I teach touches me In ways I cannot explain The quiet of the McA’s… Continue Reading “Which ones will fade”


My feet feel like they’ve walked 1000 miles In shoes made of inch thick lead. The load they feel they’ve carried Is often in my head.   I am so often envious Of people who can let things fly It seems to me that… Continue Reading “Loads”

Thank god, I’m not teaching

Today I sent up a prayer of thanks As the skies openned And rain bucketed down. Thunder rumbled overhead And gutters overflowed. I thanked my diety of choice That I was not in a classroom. Twelve year olds are not that calm When outside… Continue Reading “Thank god, I’m not teaching”

First days of teaching

This is a reflection of some of the stupid things I did as an innocent teacher who had no idea about the backgrounds of the students I was about to teach.  I learnt so much, mostly about how amazingly lucky I was.    Enjoy… Continue Reading “First days of teaching”

The Students no one talks about

After teaching for 10 years and an absolutely draining day of teaching for more reasons than I can count, I reflected on the more negative stories of my teaching career.  It is highly unfortnate that none of these “What about…” can be nailed done… Continue Reading “The Students no one talks about”