A Funny Group of Teachers

Posted on January 19, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

One experience I was lucky to share was when 8 new teachers suddenly arrived in the school where I was teaching. 10 years ago a new batch of young scared young people arrived in the school as newly hired teachers. That is quite a lot for any school to take on and it caused quite a stir at the time.

At first they all seemed exactly the same and a very tightly knit group too. They all had similar ages and likes and were all a bit careful of meeting their new colleagues. Ten years later their paths are different but all seem to have done it in pairs.

Two moved to the US. The first one left quite early, after a year, to move to there and get married. 5 years later the second got a scholarship to live and teach in the US. I can’t see him coming back.

Business was the calling of the next two with the tallest one opened his own school and the smallest now a manager of the school she had just entered.

Two others are today the most solid of teachers in the same school and much loved by their students and never seem to change.

The final two moved into teacher training with one providing training to young and new teachers, just as he was, and the most creative is making great noises helping teachers make the technological changes needed for their classroom.

They were a strange bunch but they are surprisingly almost all in the teaching profession today. It still amazes me how this group have progressed as I was fortunate to follow their professional growth at close quarters. I am still in contact with them in Facebook and I wonder if they can recognize themselves in this post.

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