Seven years ago I graduated as a teacher. But rather than that being the end of my education, it was only the beginning. I soon learnt that nothing I had read in books at University had prepared me for the realities of teaching, and the “real” lessons came thick and fast.
A lot has changed since those idealistic/naive student days, but I am not sure how much closer to the truth I have come. It seems that the further I go, the less I know what education really means. It seems that, although there is a place for “traditional” education, with its classrooms, timetables, textbooks, blackboards, whiteboards, smartboards and awards, there are many important lessons that cannot be taught in classrooms. These are the lessons that can only be learnt via the trial-and-error process of chasing one’s dreams – the lessons we must learn for ourselves.
In May 2013, my own dream-chasing brought me to London, UK. Here, I am working as a supply teacher in London’s North-East by day and working on projects of my own the rest of the time.
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