i bloody love learning i do

The history books create a world

Of characters I wish I knew

And science posters tacked to walls

That teach me all the bones and joints,

I love it all and soak it up

Wishing I was young again

When learning was a burden to

Endure not love like I now do.

I’m doing loads of teaching observations at the moment and it’s reminding me just how much I love learning. I’m finding that I’m doing less observing and more participating because I’m just enjoying the process of discovering so enjoyable.

Today I sat in the back row of a Year 8 History lesson. The class were a bit rowdy but the teacher was just so positive and enthusiastic about his subject that I completely ignored the naughty ones.

He taught us about Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot and even though it’s a story I know well, I was absolutely hooked. There was some video shown and resources handed out. There was discussion with the class and a cheeky twist in the story. And not forgetting a gruesome execution just to make my stomach turn after lunch.

I don’t know how the rest of the class felt, but I hope that they realise how lucky they are to be at school. To learn new things every day is so exciting and they’re so lucky to have teachers that are so much fun, so knowledgeable and so enthusiastic about their subjects.

I just hope that in ten years time I’m still wanting to teach with the same amount of passion.

Much Love

Rachel xx

8 thoughts on “i bloody love learning i do

  1. crispina kemp

    Lessons have changed so much since my schooldays, but I do remember that buzz of learning, a buzz that never has left me, particularly for history. You are so lucky to be getting another chance at it 🙂

      1. crispina kemp

        Same happened when I was training. I found I’d never enjoyed Shakespeare so much and far more to contribute than I ever had at school. But I was supposed to be only observing

      1. Greg Dennison

        I’ve heard of places around here that have gone back but then closed right away again after someone tested positive. Of course, that could just be the media spreading hysteria; I don’t know how many places went back and are doing okay. Schools where I am aren’t open… I have mixed feelings about it, the job of a teacher cannot be done effectively by video chat, but I also understand we need to be safe.

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