Please excuse all spelling and grammatical errors. My thoughts are faster than my fingers and my fingers can only type so fast. I am only human!!
My name is Lis and it seems as though I have been in school ALL my life!! To be honest I kind of have. I left school at 16, went straight to Auckland College of Education for 3 years and then straight into a classroom. It has been a 'hell of a ride'. I have been punched, kicked, spat at, sworn at and spewed on! AND I still love my job!
I started my love of teaching in Mangere in a decile 1 school. Although it was a hard beginning to teaching I was often told if I could make it there I would have no problems in teaching.
I loved it! I was 20 and in a full time position. I ended up staying at that school for 8 years!
I moved from Mangere to Otara where I taught secondary P.E. During this time I had my first son and was very lucky to be able to take him to school with me. I remember getting to school with a new baby and boys from my class (who were all in gangs) were waiting to help with the pram and baby bags.
I then made another move from Otara to Clendon. Three areas three low decile schools. I spent another 8 years at this school. During this time I changed the school technological platform from PC to Mac. A huge time in this school which set me on my path of e-Learning.
During this time I gave birth to our second son and my husband and I made a shift from South Auckland to East Auckland. It was during during maternity leave that I began doing some relieving at my current school.
This blog is a bit of diary into my "teaching life."
It is for me to look back on and reflect on the path that I have taken. The corners I take and the UTurns I make.