Tuesday, 9 May 2006

fresh air

I try not to write about work much on the blog. One concern is that one day a student or parent could find this site and I don't want there to be anything "juicy" to read here. But I also avoid it so that I can turn off from work and have a separate life which this blog can celebrate. But really I know that work fills the vast proportion of my time. I spend about 12 hours per weekday on things connected with work: either in my room planning, cleaning, doing paperwork, travelling to work, or doing prep at home. Oh, and teaching and talking to students.

Yesterday I got to visit another school. It was a breath of fresh air to be elsewhere. I still had a lot of prep, travelling, and teaching. But it was nice to be away from the usual. Teachers at that school said that they still had a big workload, but that the school's organisation made it easy to teach there. Sounds wonderful.

So I insert this small post about my work to say that I have been more happy lately. It's still hard work at my school, but things are improving slowly and I have a more optimistic outlook. My days (rated on a scale of -2 to +2) are just as often neutral as negative now. And keeping track has helped me enjoy the positive days more fully.

1 comment:

Kevin & Sonya said...

Hi Sare!
New Product for you to try -- the coconut exholiator from Body Shop! Smells soooo good - if you like coconuts. Glad you are enjoying school more.