Every Sunday (hopefully) I shall be posting a personal post about my life as a primary school teacher. I currently work at a primary school teaching Lower Key Stage 2. My training posts on this subject were really successful and so therapeutic for me, therefore I’ve decided to continue posting on the topic. I will not be naming any children, or the school where I work. If personal posts aren’t your thing then feel free to skip these posts. I won’t mind! Bookish goodness returns as normal Monday-Saturday!
This week in teaching has been a very mixed bag. I’ve had some lovely moments and some not so lovely moments. I feel like I’m starting to build relationships with my class. There’s one boy in my class who had a challenging year last year and I was warned that he would be a struggle. I kept that in my mind, but I saw the new school year as a fresh year and a new start. He’s been excellent so far. Sure, I can see the potential to be a bit of a monkey, but in the main part he’s trying hard, smiling lots and has been a pleasure to teach.
It made me think about how so many people (adults as well) can be affected by a label and if no-one gives them a chance (always exceptions to the rule with some individuals) then they can become their label. I feel like if I had labelled this boy with the ‘naughty no-hoper’ label he came into the class with then his experience in my class could have been very different.
That’s my thought for the week with regards to teaching. I’m hoping for a positive week ahead!