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 7-9 year olds. I have worked for two years with 6-7 years, 1 year with 7-9 and now I’m returning to my favourite age! 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!
Every Sunday, I’m blown away with how supportive my blog readers are. I had an awful week last week and you all rallied around me and that meant a lot. I’d love to tell you that this week was amazing and that everything is now a-ok, but that would be a lie and I pride myself on being honest during this weekly post. I think it’s important for prospective teachers to know that this profession is hard! It’s also important for me to be honest for those teachers that are in the same place. If that’s you, then you’re not alone.
Things are a little bit better though. Last week, I would have rated my week as a 1 out of 10. This week was about 4/5. Progress! I had a bit of an issue with a colleague but that’s all sorted now. I think the trouble is, we’re all under immense pressure at the moment. Everyone is a little bit more sensitive or tense and I think that can cause some friction. Understandably.
My mission this week is to be kinder to my class. That sounds like I’ve been an awful teacher. I don’t think I have as they’re still constantly seeking out my attention (in a positive way), drawing me pictures and we’re genuinely having a giggle together. However, I feel I’ve been snappier with them (probably due to my mental health at the moment) so I’m going to make it a conscious effort to be kinder. It’s not their fault that I’m feeling low and rubbish about the profession. I just need to find my joy again. 🙂