Okay so at the moment I do relief teaching for a living. And sometimes it is really difficult, and students don’t want to work with a different teacher etc. But there are mostly days where I love my job. Today is one of those days.
So far I’ve discussed poetry with Yr 12 students and the merits of studying female poets and the lack of range when forced to study stale pale males. Then on to studying a visual text Mediterranean, about refugees and discussing circular narratives, and the metaphors in lines in the pictures. Then on to a form of Pastoral care, and right now, to being in a reptile class where the students run the lesson, teaching other students how to handle the reptiles, held a couple of snakes and got bitten by 3 turtles!
All in a day’s work.