Time to talk - how has the Covid lockdown made you feel differently about your job as a teacher?

Hello!

Well, this has been a very strange time, hasn't it? Normally on my Teacher Talking Time blog, I interview teachers and present profiles of their experiences in education. I ask them questions about what it means for them to be a teacher, and how they feel about the job that they do.

But, with the enforced time at home and the break of normal routines, many of you may have used the time to reflect on the way that you work in education. One of the big questions we can ask is: how has this time made you feel differently about your job as a teacher? 

Perhaps like never before, teachers need to talk with each other and support each other, learning from our shared experiences.

Maybe you have already decided what needs to change when you go back....

More time with the family and less time at work? (or the opposite...)
Is there a part of your job that you have sworn never to do again?
Is there something that you have learned really matters?


Perhaps it has reaffirmed your passion for your job... or maybe you have now decided to leave teaching altogether.

So, teachers, teaching assistants, heads, deputies, inspectors, lecturers, support staff, students and anyone else involved in teaching: how has this time made you feel differently about your job in education? I would love to hear from you!

Join the conversation...

I want to post a collection of voices on this blog that answer the big question: how has the Covid lockdown has made you feel differently about your job in education?

By doing this, I hope these snapshots will help teachers learn from each other, inspire some, reassure others and spark the beginning of conversations about how we want our profession to change.

Keep what you write very short - it only needs to be 100-200 words. All comments will posted anonymously (see below for details). Whether you are new to teaching, still studying, or as old as the hills, your voice really matters.

All I ask is that you write truthfully and share openly. I can’t wait to read them!

Thanks,

Stefan

How to contribute...

  1. Write your short piece about how has the Covid lockdown has made you feel differently about your job in education. Please include your job title (primary teacher, SENCO, secondary maths teacher etc)
  2. Email your contribution to articulateeducation@gmail.com. Don't forget to state your job title!
  3. I will post as many profiles as I can on my Teacher Talking Time blog - teachertalkingtime.co.uk - and on my Facebook page: @teachertalking1

Anonymity...

  • All comments will be posted anonymously - no names, no ages, no school names, no locations.
  • If you send your  email me, I will delete your email as soon as I’ve posted it on my blog.
  • You won't be added to any mailing list, nor will your email address be passed on to a 3rd party or anything else equally despicable!
  • Be aware, I may edit your statement to remove anything that might identify you.

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