Monday, 29 September 2014

Literacy Links - Issue 2


Each week I will be sharing some interesting reading in the area of Literacy from around the web for your reading pleasure. This issue is miscellany of links presented in no particular order.

The purpose of this e-magazine is to evoke thought and discussion around key literacy topics, not dictate a particular approach or view.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Literacy Links - Issue 1


Each week I will be sharing some interesting reading in the area of Literacy from around the web for your reading pleasure. This issue is miscellany of links presented in no particular order.

The purpose of this e-magazine is to evoke thought and discussion around key literacy topics, not dictate a particular approach or view.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Why I teach...



I teach because I love being taught and teaching is a constant learning process.

I teach because I want to be a part of giving a young person a better chance I life to achieve all they wish to achieve.

I teach because there is nothing like working with young people - even the challenging ones - in fact, especially the challenging ones.

I teach because it challenges me and makes me question myself every day.

I teach because I love to see those lightbulb moments where their eyes light up and they 'get it'.

teach because no one day is ever the same - when I worked in an office it was and it killed me, slowly.


I teach because it is a part of who I am.


I teach because every now and then I see an ex-student of mine as I walk along the street, they tell me about what they are doing and where they are going and it fills me with pride.

I teach because I enjoy the comradery that naturally forms among teachers when times get tough.

I teach because I love reading stories, writing stories, exploring stories - I just love stories.

I teach because young people say the funniest things and I love them for it.

I teach because it is so important for a teacher to provide stability, structure and love in the lives of those young people that have none.



I teach because sometimes it is heartbreaking and that is important too.

I teach because I remember that feeling the great teachers gave, and still give, me.

I teach because I want to make a difference.



Why do you teach?





This post was inspired by @CaitlinTucker