No idea why #nurture1415 has affected me more than #teacher5aday but I initially steered clear from this one – is it the successes part?
When I look this closely at my life I tend to turn into a morass of self hatred – well I haven’t done anything very well – my house is falling apart, my kids are neglected, the only reason I have a job is no-one has actually found me to be the charlatan I really am and my husband, well he’d leave me but he’d have nowhere to store his kayaks. That kind of thing.
I don’t like to stop and think about myself – I once went to a meditation class and had to leave as I felt sick – the coach told me I’d probably never fully relaxed. This was before kids too.
Although I couldn’t engineer twins, I sometimes wonder if I’ve made myself so busy to stop myself thinking deeply – if I reflect too closely about the meaning and minutiae of my life I may fall into a coma of realisation which I would never recover from.
So without delving too deeply here are my 5 good things about last year.
1. I didn’t get sacked
2. My husband hasn’t left me
3. My kids can converse with adults without swearing
4. I went to ResearchEd
5. I have made some lovely friends on Twitter and have only been blocked by two people, I’ve started blogging and going to Teach Meets
Here are my 5 things I’m going to work on:
1. Not getting sacked and making an impact – I’m creating a 6 week intervention for year 1s who are behind in reading this year – of course I want it to work for the school but I’d like it to work for more schools across Dorset too.
2. Prevent husband from leaving for another year – I have covered this in #teacher5aday – it involves three trips together rather than just one
3. Kids – keep them happy, keep up their self-esteem – teach final one to ride a bike for days out without tag a long
4. Go to Northern Rocks – loved ResearchEd and want to attend one event each year – next year TLAB16 possibly?
5. Continue with Twitter, blogging and Teach Meets
Phew that didn’t hurt too much – now where’s my to do list…..