Our latest #TeachingHero is @Anthillel! Check out his interview below and get in touch if you want to spread a little positivity yourself!
What motivates you to work hard? I’d say the motivation to work hard is to make a difference to the kids I teach and make their learning come to life. A success story of mine was seeing a gamble in terms of a topic pay off. I’d decided to do a cross curricula project about Gandhi as a game changer and the children really engaged with it, learned lots about him and India and the children were passionate about issues of equality and freedom. Where do you go for personal and professional support or advice? For personal advice, my family have been fantastic listeners and have been on hand to give advice when I have faced difficult situations. My TA has always been a gem for bouncing ideas off and also being a shoulder to cry on when things get rough. What advice would you give anyone who felt like giving up? I’d say the advice is to remember that you are making a difference, that for these kids, you’re bringing learning to life. Also remember that some schools are more supportive and when you find a supportive school, it makes all the difference.
Sum up our profession in 5 words. We make a difference everyday.