I had to fill out a form recently and was stumped when asked how many years I had been at my current job. Using my best finger-counting maths, I realised I had been teaching for 14 years.
My jaw dropped. It couldn’t possibly have gone that quickly. Wasn’t it just a few years ago that I was pinning up my classroom posters ready for the first class to walk through my door? And only a little while before that when I was submitting my final assignment for my Bachelor of Education?
Becoming a teacher has been one of the best decisions I have made. I love sharing my passion with students and seeing them grow from a nervous Year 7 kid wearing a uniform that is too big, into a young adult ready for their future.
I’ve even been lucky enough to take students on trips to Italy to see ancient Roman sites (and eat our body weight in pasta!). Who says teaching isn’t a job that allows for travel?