So this started as an antidote to articles such as the Guardian’s Secret Teacher. Such articles often complain about teaching, or moan about the inability to do the job as it might be or even should be. I don’t disagree with much of the sentiment but I ( and other tweeters) constantly found ourselves depressed about the job we have done for a long time, that we enjoy and that we see much reward from. Like other jobs if you really don’t like it you have to move on.
So here is my attempt to show you reader there is an attractive side to the job of a teacher, and further to a career path including head of Department, Head of Year, and Senior Leader. I am very grateful to @jillberry102 for guest posting on ‘why be a Head?’and @5N_Afzal for her excellent post on why be a governor? Very pleased that an ex student from my school @chrishall1204 wrote me a piece about doing a PGCE on the day he completed his in Nottingham. Don’t you just love twitter?
There are of course books and blog posts written about this which I might list but this is a simple area which I hope other tweachers and blogging teachers might help me to improve.
If we can’t convince the next generation what a great job it is in a classroom, or running our schools, we will have done a big disservice to the profession whatever good we have done for children we have taught.
If you work in a school you will understand a strange language for “setting” with X and Y and stuff trying to confuse all teachers and pupils BUT they still get to the right room at the right time. But it might explain my odd personal coding here.
6YBA PGCE Student teacher? 7YBA St – Guest post from @chrishall1204
7 YYBA Teacher in Nottingham 7YBA Tn
7 YBA Teacher 7YBA T
7YBA Chemistry teacher 7YBA Ct
7YBA Language Teacher 7YBA MFL Guest post from @ncampbell250
8 YBA Head of Department 8YBA HoD
9 YBA Head of Year 9YBA HoY
10 YBA Senior manager/ senior leader 10YBA SLT
12 YBA Governor Guest post from @5N_Afzal received with thanks
and do read this January 2015 Guardian Secret Teacher because it is so positive in so many ways, and one many of us would agree with.
Now there are many other roles in education that people do, most try to help and support schools and so have look at these as they grow. It begins with a consultant who helps schools understand the complexities of post 16 funding. He won’t tell you how to teach, what to teach or even hold you accountable, but he might help you gain more funding in the post 16 arena. Worth a read and may well be worth a call to him @The_Data_Adonis