Teaching: Not As Thankless As You Think

As I’m sure you’ve seen on the news, teaching is a bit of a thankless job at the minute. We’ve got more and more things to do, and nobody is giving us any thanks, right? Well… not quite.

The Christmas build up feels like an ever lasting period of chaos. We’re running around trying to make sure all the kids have something (preferably nice) to take home with them as somewhat of a gift. You know, the usual: calendars, something to hang on the tree, cards… Then we’ve got our traditional visit to the pantomime to organise, the Christmas production, finishing any big projects we’ve started, getting the classroom tidy, then getting the classroom organised for the new year. It’s a busy time.

And then it’s the evening of the Christmas performance. Before you’ve even had time to blink. Every year it seems to come round quicker than the last. This year, as with the previous years, was another great show by the kids, but something else stood out even more… the community. It’s great to feel a part of something that brings people together.

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