A quick catch-up

Happy Saturday, friends!  And to those of you in the States, I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’ve been a bit quiet the past couple of days because there has been so much going on at work.  We had parents’ evening on Thursday from 2:30pm until 8pm so, as you can imagine, I fell…

Five tips for the workplace

Just a few things I have learnt over the past few years in teaching; though they apply to any workplace. Be flexible.  If you can adapt and roll with last-minute changes, meetings or projects without complaint, you will be regarded very highly indeed.  Sure, a last-minute shift in the proceedings might be annoying or inconvenient,…

Observations

Most of the time, I feel unencumbered by the clashings and conspiracies of colleagues; both feet several inches outside of the circle in which everything seems to happen. In the art of noticing, I am, at times, spectacularly inept. Though I can sit for hours, sketching and perfecting the same mouth. Here at the beach,…

Thursday round-up

So, the weather is getting colder, the evenings are growing darker and we’re hurtling towards the weekend which, for those of us who work a regular five-day week, may be a bit of a relief! My week has been good, but busier than usual.  Between formal lesson observations, rehearsals for our Year 5 production of…

Anyone can be a leader

Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a post about Donald Trump (there are enough of those in my Facebook news feed right now…) but the current climate has made me consider the role of leadership and the qualities that make a good leader.  I have also been influenced to make this post because of…