If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time, you’ll probably know that when I’m not blogging, reading or writing, or strutting my stuff on stage in musicals, I’m a teacher.
Teaching is demanding and tiring and stressful, but I am always up for a great booknerdy discussion with my students, who I happen to believe are some of the coolest kids on the planet. That is one of the parts of my job that I really love.
Last semester, my Year 9 English class studied ‘Beowulf’ and Year 11 studied both ‘Richard III’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’.
The fun continues this semester. I’m excited to be teaching four more texts I really enjoy.
My Year 9 English class are going to study ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and ‘Treasure Island’.
My Year 11 English class will be studying ‘The Complete Maus’ and ‘The Book Thief’.
Teaching teenagers can be a tough gig sometimes, but it also has its perks.
If you had a teacher you liked, I’d love to know what it was about them that appealed to you or inspired you. Leave a comment and inspire me!
5 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts: I’m Textually Active.”
My English teacher is one of the most inspirational persons ever! As an introvert, I can’t express myself very well, but she’s always there, supporting and making me say things I want to speak out but can’t. 🙂
That’s awesome! I’m an introvert too – I get it. That’s why I really love poetry.
The world can be a bit hard for introverts, ma’am. Poetry does help us release our emotions… 🙂
My tenth-grade English teacher taught me to extract the less obvious nuances in literature.
A very important skill. 🙂