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.


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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