We share with you an extract of this article published by Richard Gerver
“Once a teacher, always a teacher; that’s what they say.
It’s certainly true in my case and it’s never more evident than in the way I view the calendar year. Even though I left front line education over a decade ago, September still feels like the start of a new cycle.
It’s one of the things I miss most about teaching; that sense of a new beginning. The anticipation of a new cohort of students and the chance to develop my teaching and my approach. I loved the opportunity to build new relationships with a new class and to begin a fresh journey together.
To this day I still try to treat September in the same way. I try to find time over the summer to reflect and set new goals. I use the time to re-calibrate and challenge my own thinking and practice. I hope every year I can be better and that my sense of refreshed energy will sustain me during the challenges ahead.