Personal · teaching

Why leaving teaching is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make

  If you believe the news then teachers are leaving the profession in their droves. Apparently nearly a third of new teachers leave the profession within five years. Here I am and, at the end of my fifth year as a film teacher in a sixth form college, I’m writing my resignation letter. Just like…… Continue reading Why leaving teaching is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make

Creative Writing · Personal

A letter to my English teacher

Dear Mrs Miller, I just wanted to thank you for the two inspirational years I spent in your class. Thank you for showing me how to appreciate words and nature and truth and beauty. Thank you for always being so sure of yourself; what a security that was when I felt so insecure myself.  Thank you for being a…… Continue reading A letter to my English teacher