October 18, 2011

This could be the start of something new!!!

So PP1 has been thrust upon me quicker than a granny on pension day.' My oh my' that came round quickly, (well i know it is only orientation but i'm referring to starting in the school). In the words of Shania Twain ' Looks like we made it, look how far we've come my baby' and what a lot I have learnt all ready. I've observed some great things and ideas - however the dreaded Masters still is a gaping hole of unanswered questions. It spins my head right right round like a record but I still have no idea what to do it on. As the Beatles might say 'Help! I need somebody.' but I am sure that 'I'll get by with a little help from my friends.'

So my new school is totally awesome sauce. My fav bit has to be the fact that all doors lock preventing the pupils from getting anywhere without being swiped through by a teacher. A bit like sheep herding. A genius idea. Also being given my own swipe card, staff toilet key, locker, planner and diary made me feel well cool. It's 'all the small things' that make me happy.

Pupils are remarkable observant. Any minor detail about my personal appearance they seem to pick up on. "Sir is your hair dyed" "You're wearing odd socks" "I Like your jumper." Makes me realise I really do have to pick what I wear carefully each day. My favourite remarks so far have been when they say I look like certain celebrities, none of them flattering. So far I've been told I look like Jedward, The Posh One From Big Brother and Wolverine. Lovely. It's ok though I know 'I am beautiful in every single way.'

The classes I am going to be teaching certainly have a bit of personality about them. Whether this is a good thing or not I am yet to decide but I feel it is going to be a healthy challenge. 'It's the eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight.' - but I might not be saying that in a few weeks time.

Anyway how useful has the blog been . . . I have no idea. Am I wasting time with silly song lyrics. I have no idea. But I will leave you with some wise words from a good friend of mine, Meatloaf. "I will do anything for love, but I won't do that' - let us hope that 'that' doesn't refer to teaching.


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