I just want to teach.
Hey! Do you get the feeling that there are so many demands to juggle that you're in a constant state of putting out fires instead of just teaching?
attheminute teaching pillars
This pillar is the driving force behind our actions. It’s about having intent. It means having an end goal and taking deliberate actions to reach that.
In this area, we want to focus on what is within our locus of control, rather than all of the factors that aren’t. It’s about having teacher agency to make informed decisions in how we teach, how we manage our classrooms and how we use our time.
Inspiration keeps us fresh. It energises us. The bubble of excitement that works its way up and surfaces in creativity, mind-blowing ideas and brilliant lessons. That buzzing-for-the-rest-of-the-day feeling.
Most importantly, we need to value ourselves and our efforts. We need to treat ourselves with the same care, patience and benevolence that we show our students. The only way that we’re going to rid ourselves of the guilty feeling of not doing enough is if we truly believe that we have done our best.
Hey! I’m Kath, a primary-trained teacher from NZ! I'm currently working between three awesome schools doing a combination of fixed-term teaching work, relieving and running after school clubs. I love all things musical theatre, creative projects, learning new things and catching up over a good walk, cycle or group fitness class. You can find out more about me here! 👋
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