This is a very busy week for me, which is why I've not posted since Saturday. For all those who don't know, I'm half way through a career change. In my former life I was a marketing communications manager. In my future life, I will be a primary school teacher.
This is my first week-long prac teaching session and I'm really enjoying it. I have been assigned to a year 2 class in a quiet, leafy school south west of Sydney. My supervising teacher is very cool, very normal and not too over the top.
Becoming a teacher is something I've wanted to do for quite a while. Even before I had kids I wanted to be a teacher, but the thought of leaving a good job to become a student again was a little too much of a leap at the time. So after being made redundant, during the GFC, while on maternity leave (yes - it can happen!!!) and with two kiddies at home, the time seemed right to make the change.
While juggling the study workload with the care of three little ones is challenging, I'm hopeful it will provide me with a more satisfying and flexible career to enjoy. Unfortunately though, with a bunch of preparation work to get through this week, it means I won't be around much - boo!!
Stay cool and I'll see you next week.