Long, long time between blog posts

Well it has indeed been a long, long time between blog posts. In fact, I hadn’t really thought much about this blog in the last few months. I’ve been busy learning all about what it means to be a parent. I have a gorgeous baby boy who is really a great teacher. I get a lot of things right, but when I don’t, he is generally patient in letting me know when I haven’t got it right, though when I miss those cues, he is rather vocal in letting me know when it’s all wrong. Thankfully, those times are less frequent. I was prompted to write this post after reading a rather eloquent blog post by Alice Leung http://aliceleung.net/2014/10/17/babies-and-school-how-to-find-balance/ and I encourage you to read it. She talks about the need to find a balance once she returns to work next year after having spent this year with her new baby. I found there were so many similarities in terms of how she defined herself as a teacher and the amount of time and energy she had invested in the role. She talks about how much she loves her new role and the need to find a balance between work and home life. I think that is something worthy of discussion and I certainly don’t hold the answers. For me, having a child has given my life so much meaning and a different sense of purpose. I love my son and want to spend so much time with him, but as a wise friend pointed out, he will be at school soon enough and forging his own identity. So returning to work is a good move for me. I will no doubt be hanging off the words of all of the mothers who balance work with family. I will also begin to blog a little more frequently, because even though I haven’t been blogging, I haven’t stopped thinking about teaching and learning. I’ve realised that as motherhood is a most important and inherent part of me, so too is teaching.

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About acoure

English Coordinator and English teacher in Sydney. Believes in the power of education. Passionate about pedagogy, how students learn, curriculum design and learning spaces. I am keenly interested in finding out more about how teachers have adapted their pedagogy in a 1:1 environment. I am also eternally grateful for the inspirational educators I worked with in my formative years of teaching. They opened my eyes to the power of what a deep understanding of pedagogy can do to enhance the learning opportunities for students.
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