After working as a teacher for 16 years, the time has come to hang up my backpack. Both in a literal and symbolic sense. I’ve decided to leave teaching, like so many others, at least for now. What made me decide to leave teaching? Short Life-Update I’ve worked as a teacher since I was 24.… Continue reading Free From the Classroom – Now What?
Two months ago, it was my birthday. This time it was the big 40, the end of a decade, and officially entering a new one. Turning 40 has, for sure, made me reflect on where I am in life, as well as where I want to go from here. After all, life ends at 40… Continue reading The Big 40 – Now What?
ChatGPT was recently released, are we all doomed? ChatGPT is all the rage on different social platforms, forums, and all over regular news as well. Is this wave of AI our doom, or simply the new way of how things will be from now on? Can ChatGPT Write Code? I recently read an interesting article… Continue reading ChatGPT – Are We All Doomed?
So it’s New Year’s Eve and today is a day for goal setting and well…lists of various kinds. I decided to do a review and reflection of my 2022 and I based the method on Matt Ragland’s W.R.A.P and how he used it when creating an annual review. In short, W.R.A.P stands for: A time… Continue reading Reflections for 2022 – Teacher Edition
I think my child has ADHD – now what? Being a parent and also being a teacher gives certain insights. I have two sons, aged 12 and 10. Early on, I thought something was a bit different with my youngest. I started suspecting he might have ADHD, but how do you cope with this as… Continue reading I Think My Child Has ADHD
You’ve probably heard about extroverts and introverts before, what are the typical traits for each type, and what about ambiverts? Does knowing a personality type help in the classroom? In this post I’ll cover the following: Extroverts and Introverts in a Workplace Environment Where Does the Theory of Personality Types Come From? What Is an… Continue reading Does Knowing a Personality Type Help in the Classroom?
One of the most difficult things a person can do is asking for help. It should be a simple thing, but most of the time it’s not. The problem with asking for help is that you expose yourself – you become vulnerable! Or in the worst case, you expect to get in emotional debt to… Continue reading Marketing, Teaching, and the Power of Asking for Help
The new year is upon us – how has your 2021 been this far? I hope for 2021 full of hope for the world, but during the last days of 2020, I took some time to reflect. 2020 was a rough year for most of us, and being in education was no exception. What were… Continue reading Ten Things I Learned as a Teacher in 2020
Last semester I had to start using remote learning. I work as a language teacher in upper secondary high school. I thought some parts were easier for me than for my colleagues teaching vocational subjects. However, there were other things that I didn’t know. One thing was how we were affected by the change in… Continue reading How To Avoid Burnout When Using Remote Learning?
If you had a time machine and could go back to meet a younger version of your professional self – what would you say? What would you tell this brand new teacher setting out on her journey? Here are five things I wish I knew as a brand new teacher: Find and maintain work-life balance… Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Knew as a Brand New Teacher