I have been a teacher since I was a little girl. I taught my teddies, baby dolls, Barbie and Cindy dolls (Ken wasn’t around in those days!), school friends, college friends etc, etc, you get the picture.
Securing a place at university was one of my greatest achievements. I was the first in my family to have managed this feat.
The classroom filled with young minds was like a second home to me and I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning. The thrill of finding that ‘special’ resource that would inspire the children would excite me so much. I loved to see their faces light up when they realised they had learnt a concept. That ‘ light bulb’ moment.
I don’t teach in school anymore! 😥
The belief that children should come first in the education setting seems to have been lost in transit. I had struggled with seeing children treated like herded sheep. Things seemed to become worse every term and reached a pinnacle for me when I was asked to lie about results.
I don’t miss the ‘job’ but I miss the teaching and learning so much.
Writing has always been a passion for me and when the chance came up to learn about online busineses I grabbed it So much about the internet is based on writing.
And here I am.
I’m using my new found skills of web design and online business opportunities and incorporating them into my teaching and learning skills. I know it’s not exactly the same has having 30 little people hanging on your every word but life changes and we need to adapt to these changes.
I think it is important to learn something new everyday. It doesn’t matter how big or small the learning happens to be, it’s just crucial to keep your brain in gear.
To find out more about where I am learning everything I need to know about running an online business click the link below.
So, this is my teaching and learning through play website. It shall be for me to play to teach and to play to learn and for you to do the same.
What have you learnt today?
Can you remember the last thing you learnt and how you learnt it?
Let me know by dropping a note in the comment box below. I’d love to hear from you.