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Looking Through the Looking Glass

How have you felt about the year? Have you been working as a supply teacher? Lynn has and she looks back on her year with us.

Looking Through the Looking Glass - A Year in Reflection

As a supply teacher my working life is always like a bag of revels - you never quite know where you are going to end up and what you are going to be doing. Flexibility is the key here and a willingness to laugh at yourself, as well as a sense of perspective.

I'm currently approaching the end of my second year as a supply teacher and I would not have changed anything about it. You see, I have realised quite a few important things:

  • Firstly, the children matter the most, despite the ever changing world of education, we owe it to the students in our care to do the best for them.
  • Related to the first point - politics don't matter. Schools are highly political places.
  • As a supply teacher expect a hard time. You are never put into schools where everything works as it should.
  • Be willing to laugh at yourself and have a sense of humour.

But the most important point, over the years I have actually absorbed a lot, supply teachers should be cherished as they are often very experienced members of staff and they could be your best asset.

What have you thought of the year? Was it a good one for you? Did you overcome challenges in your work? Why not share this blog with others and add what you've achieved this year? You can share on facebook, twitter, or linkedIn. You will find the buttons below. 

Lynn is a secondary teacher who lives and works near Leicester. She has recently joined our blogging team and welcome her on board.

Tags: LynnB, Leicester, Supply

Category: Australian Teachers

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