Do you have a favourite student?
What a brave question! No teacher has a favourite student, simply because you're just as ridiculous as each other! However, we quickly learn who the most reliable and trustworthy students are, and who gets mixed up in the most silly business. So when you next meet a teacher, consider how you want to be perceived, and act accordingly. During our time together in school, we grow profoundly attached to all of you, so choosing a favourite would be most difficult.
Do you ever get annoyed coming to work very early in the morning every day?
Let's be honest, I don't there's anyone in the world that LOVES early starts, but we enjoy our job and that motivates us to get in. The day needs to be prepared, in order for you to make the best progress, and for that we need to arrive sharpish. It's important to get good rest, that goes for you too, to have a successful day in school. Also, on behalf of all teachers, thank you for recognising that we don't work from 9am until 3pm.
Why did you decide to become a teacher?
I decided to become a teacher because I loved my own school days; my friends and I had a great time, and because of the great time we were having, we learnt a lot and are all doing very well for ourselves. In short, I wanted to become a teacher so that I could create a similarly prosperous experience for someone else. We need you to put in the work now, to give you a strong foundation for your future. Irritatingly, if that doesn't go to plan, it'll be too late before you realise.
Would you teach a primary school or a secondary school?
What an interesting question! I have always preferred to teach primary school because the subject matter is more my level! While I am degree-educated, I don't think I could teach one or two subjects, at a secondary school, in such great detail and still enjoy my job. One of the many things I like about teaching primary school, is that we can mix up subjects, make links and use our imaginations as an adult, to make a learning experience for you to hopefully benefit from!
What's your favourite subject to teach?
This changes daily, and it depends on what we're doing in the lesson. Sometimes we get carried away with how much we can achieve in a single session, so while we look forward to teaching you, we often get irritated because we were too ambitious with what we wanted to get done. I am enjoying teaching English most recently, and I like to design the challenges in Maths. I like creative subjects too, but I'm lucky that my classes appear to exhibit creativity in most lessons through how they present what they have learnt.