Tag: teaching

Seven days

I am released at 2:30pm From the daily grind. Friday is the most exhausting Faces faced – two straight lines. Filed into class today Sat in allocated seating They looked at books, and wall and chairs Threw some sticks around And when they finally…

End of a school year

It’s rocking on to end of year We’re all getting a little tired The aches and pains are catching up The marking pile grows higher The last competition of the year Awards nights, arts, sports and academic The year 12 students are almost out…

Writing job applications

As a graduating uni student I, of course, wrote quite a few I got very good at them And shouting my own trumpet. I found a glass of wine would help But certainly not over two. Roll through the years And roll on some…

My own little erupting volcano

Teaching in a science Lab Earth Science is not that exciting. How can you demonstrate Volcanic eruptions and plate tectontics? Our Scientific Officer found an exciting prac Settle some cold wax In the bottom of a beaker Layer it with sand and water And…

An unexpected fork

I now work in SEU Special Education Unit I am surprised to find myself Immersed in this type of education A student teacher I once was My career path quite predictive A few years as a classroom grunt Then launched into Head of Department…

Communing with my classroom

Schools are such busy places Even before the kids arrive Teachers must prep and plan Teachers must socialise The greet “Good Morn” The forgotten changes of plan The unexpected fire drills The student found dramas The failing IT Schools are such busy places to…

Talking too much!

Parent teacher interviews Drive fear into my heart I have to work all day Then at night the true work starts   I prep and plan and find kids work I print out my appointment list I fill up on trusty H20 To lubricate…

Loads

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…

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…

One acronym too many

ASD ADHD ID VI PI ODD Acronyms for school HOD HOSES DP GO MAT SCI MAX ENG Is it any wonder our youth struggle to read To write, construct a sentence When everything is abbreviated In schools, the above list goes on Teachers even…