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25/5/2011

Above all else, Mrs LEJ has learned that multi-tasking is a teacher’s best friend

Come any given Friday lunchtime, you can find me sat in my department meeting, clockwatching. However, 3.30pm this Friday cannot come fast enough this week. On 4th September, 27th May seemed like a lifetime away, and now it’s (nearly) here. Time flies, as they say, when you’re having fun. Similar to how it also flies when you have a class set of Controlled Assessments to mark over a weekend or a week’s worth of lesson plans to do in an evening before your tutor comes to visit. 

While said time has been busy scuttling past, (I think) I’ve learnt how to teach. I’ve certainly learnt how not to teach. I’ve learnt where my limit is when it comes to behaviour and I’ve learnt what not to make a fuss over. I’ve learnt how to mark effectively yet quickly (theoretically...I still haven’t managed it in practice but it apparently does happen). Perhaps most importantly of all, I’ve learnt how to eat my lunch with one hand whilst writing a lesson plan with the other, during a pastoral meeting. Multi-tasking is a teacher’s best friend (that and the holidays...)

What I have struggled with, is knowing when enough is enough. I can’t remember the last time I watched a film all the way through without my laptop on my lap. I can’t remember the last time I sat still for longer than half an hour before reaching for my notebook to write down an idea for a lesson. I can’t remember the last time I went out and didn’t talk about teaching. Teaching is a vocation – there’s no way you can ever leave the work at work. The emotional involvement is immense; the ability to switch off, not so much. You can’t have a work/life balance if you have no life outside of work.

After all, what’s the point of such lovely long holidays if you don’t have anything to do during them?!

 

Read Mrs LEJ's previous blog: My reputation precedes me

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As a GTP student beginning my course in September I find it really scary that this will take over my life. But, at the same time it all sounds so exciting!!!!
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