I always knew I wanted to teach. This, I now know, is due to the pleasure I get from seeing others succeed and the knowledge that I helped them achieve their best. After transferring from MA Education to MA English lit. I decided to use the skills I had gained through the MA Education program […] Continue reading →
June 7, 2018
by Kim Rennie Comments Off on End of an Era
I felt I would leave this post slightly later than I had originally thought; back at the end of November I posted “Writing my thesis and co-fighting cancer”. At the beginning of fourth year, I made the decision, with the support of my 6 best friends and my year convenor to continue with university despite …
Not many people know, but in the past few months, I was diagnosed with a condition called “Fibromyalgia”. The NHS describes fibromyalgia as “a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body”. Although this is the basis of the condition, it does not quite capture all that I need to live with. I thought […] Continue reading →
November 5, 2015
by Rebecca Dickson Comments Off on Stress, stress, stress!
I recently read the article on BBC News, “Stressed teachers being ‘reduced to tears’” by Hannah Richardson, BBC News Education Reporter, 22 October 2015 (see link below) and it really hit me. It made me think – teachers are crying out, literally, and what for? They are stressed. This article is stating the lead up […] Continue reading →