Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! The main purpose of this blog is to record my first year of pre-service teaching, including reflections, experiences and study observations. It is also a requirement of my Graduate Diploma of Education in Secondary Studies. (Disclaimer :  we didn’t have to start a blog, there are other methods of delivering assessments).

I have been an avid reader of blogs for a few years now. This eventuated from some spatial considerations in my abode – it just couldn’t tolerate another home design magazine. And my spouse. He also could not tolerate another design magazine.  There might have been environmental studies conducted on my never ending desire for next month’s issue. However, starting my own blog was not a serious consideration. I could not imagine that I had anything to say.

Initially, this blog was intended for my assessment purposes only, but the immensity of this journey seems worthy of record. Whether it is worthy of public record, remains to be seen! Nevertheless, I believe it will be a valuable tool in finding my voice as an educator. It seems to me that teaching is a multi-sensory practice, every student learns differently –  by listening, by reading, by participating. I hope to master the art of catering to individual students. But first, I need to find my voice, my philosophy, my pedagogy, my practice. And I hope this blog can facilitate that journey.

I will sign off with a shout out to my professional colleagues sitting over there in my blog roll. I hope we can maintain our budding network in the future and help each other along this path to life long learning and teaching. Keep your hands and arms in the vehicle at all times. Here we go!