Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Fork in the Road

So I haven't published for a while and you may have been wondering why?

In short - life happened (in a good way). My teaching career has taken a 180 turn in a completely new and wonderful direction. At the end of 2013, I was offered a position as a Visual Arts specialist teacher at a nearby school, from Jan 2014. Those of you who read my posts regularly will know how much I love teaching this curriculum area in my class and the offer of teaching it full time was too enticing to turn down. Although I must admit, I do miss seeing my class progress in areas of Literacy and Numeracy as well as Inquiry skills,  confidence and self-belief.

So... I have been finding ways of supporting these within my arts programme and found myself re-adapting many of my common classroom practises to my singular subject area.

It has been a change, teaching students from ages 5 though to 11 and a challenge remembering the name of every student in the junior school...WOW!
Thankfully I teach 2 year levels a term so its only a third of the school at a time.

Another bonus about my new school (besides also being IB) is that it is a full school starting at Kindergarten and going right through to senior college. I will get to witness the future accomplishments of many of my junior school students as they move though their schooling years.

This transition has meant new resources needed and I am in the process of finalising many of these to post about, so stay tuned ;)

Hope you all have enjoyed a blessed 2014 so far.


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