Stay foolish, stay hungry? – Post job interview musing

I’m hoping that someday when I look back at this blog post, I would be laughing at how ridiculous I am feeling right now. It’s one of those times when I feel like OMG this is immense and my heart does leapfrogs in my chest cavity while I try all the deep breathing techniques that…

Life after recess – The food coma and the sugar high (Free Lesson Resource)

It’s after recess. There are 2 groups of students. The ones who are sleepy The ones experiencing sugar high We’ll have to pick our battles here. Wake the drowsy or tame the wild? It’s like a ‘would you rather’ question from classroom management hell, especially if the principal coincidentally strolls past your classroom. So, you keep your…

I was a Loan shark. (Free Classroom Resource)

People who are always late are more successful and creative. I would take articles with such claims with a pinch of salt. This is a common challenge. “Sorry Miss C, I did not bring/do/lost my homework, can I hand it in tomorrow?” And we all know the truth. Sometimes, that’s just the prequel to Die Another…

Emirates Stadium Tour – From a German Team fan’s perspective

He’s a Gooner, I’m not. But I do have a slight bias towards Özil & Mertesacker. So the Emirates Stadium was on the itinerary. We did not have breakfast before arriving at the stadium, which was a blessing. If you’re ever coming from Holloway Road Station, stop by Little Wonder Cafe. They do cheap, good food….

Not there? Yet. (Free Classroom Resource)

Teachers have the biggest hearts, but the shortest 24 hours. I have resources wasting away in my external hard drive. So, let’s share. Learning about attribution retraining from Ann Stern and Ruth Senark from Research for Better Teaching (RBT) through the Skillful Teacher programme was the best thing that happened to me during my first year of…

Cereal Killer Cafe – They killed it.

It’s such a brilliant idea, this cafe. Alan and Gary Keery deserve some medal of honour from Captain Crunch for believing in the untapped potential of the simple pleasures of breakfast cereals enough to actually start this cafe. Yes, serial cerealists unite. I can have it for breakfast, lunch & dinner no problem. That’s them!…

Life disrupted – My decision to leave my comfort zone

Hello friends, this is for you. Thank you for thinking of me. 🙂 I always thought I would be teaching for at least 10 years. That’s how I saw myself when I started. Teaching was right for me. It wasn’t desk-bound, but structured enough yet different every day. In summary, it is not going to…