The best thing about being a teacher... it's simple...
it's the students!
I love the learning and teaching I facilitate with them, their humour, the challenge of helping them find their passions and talents and be the absolute best they can be. I love that moment when you can see them switch on to learning and become as crazy about it as I am - especially if they were not the world's biggest fans to begin with.
The opportunities to work with amazing like minds who are my colleagues means the world to me as does the professional learning but I always come back to the students. Why? Because they are at the heart of everything we do, everything I do.
It's been nearly 16 years since I started in this incredible journey, almost by accident, and I am as passionate about what I do today as I was on the first day at university. The outside pressures, judgements made in the media and everything other little thing that can cause stress are nothing when you keep your students at the heart of everything you do.
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