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.