Winding down

germanelidorEdu-blogging will continue soon, I promise, however this is just to say I’ve managed to read two books for pleasure during the break, and I recommend you do too. Reading is escapism for me, it exercises the brain – something I can never do without – but frees me from the incessant cycle of reflection we teachers get into during term time. It took me a week and most of the second book but I have managed to stop thinking about teaching for a couple of days – at least I’ve stopped micro-managing little aspects of my job like mentally rearranging seating plans – and I’ve started to think “bigger picture” like how to engage kids on the thorny topic of binary!

I have two books to thank: an old childhood favourite revisited, Elidor by Alan Garner, which I read over two days (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) and then a fairly random find: “Seeing Other People” by Mike Gayle. Both come recommended for clearing your head of butterfly-like edu-detritus (edutritus?)

Please do enjoy the break. I’ll be back soon, my own PPA begins again tomorrow so I’ll probably post about my planning and maybe a review of the term. Merry Christmas!


By mraharrisoncs

Freelance consultant, teacher and author, professional development lead for the NCCE, CAS Master Teacher, Computer Science lecturer.

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