My mind is melted from the past few days; trying to wrap my head around new policies and procedures, a whole new educational culture, new names of new coworkers, a new schedule, new schemes of work (curriculum), new vocabulary, new kids, new problems, new classroom management dilemmas, and a whole bunch of other new things.
I don’t want to neglect my blog but I also don’t know what to write. The first week we had two days of staff orientation, and then, because I am a Form 7 Tutor (I have a year 7 homeroom class) and they are new to the school, we did two days of orientation with them. The second week was a regular 5 day teaching week. All in all, with direct comparisons to people in my hallway I had an easier week than some people, and it could have been so much worse. Actually the week that starts tomorrow will probably be more challenging by virtue of the schedule. There is a lot to figure out, but I am surviving!
I live in a house of teachers, and last weekend we did school all weekend. Then we remembered that we moved to London to explore and adventure. If I just wanted to work I didn’t need the transatlantic flight. This Saturday we recommitted to exploring and adventuring. We spent some time at the Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibit, then we had a delicious dinner outside before heading off to do some shopping and a movie.
It was fun. More fun than this blog post- I apologize. I am still sorting it all out, and figuring out how to talk about it all.