“Today, we are going to dissect mice.” Miss Grand announced to the class. A murmur of horror and excitement erupted in the classroom. In the back row, three hands shot up. “Yes?” “Miss” all three started their questions at the same time. “One at a time!” “Miss,” Linda asked, “do we have to? Mice are disgusting! There was once one in my gran’s kitchen, what a relief … Continue reading Biology Class
It is September, which means it’s la rentrée, or back to school, work, etc, it’s like the new year just even more so, it’s a moment for new beginnings. It’s the end of a long day… The kids are sleeping and as S is in London, meaning that I have the evening all to myself. I shall try not to go to bed too late, as … Continue reading A new adventure
T is for Teaching
My favourite T word was already used last year. Seen that I am not in time with this post, I am a bit late, I did realise that many people did write about time too. You might enjoy this post in relation to time.
I have no idea when I first started to be drawn to teaching. Every time that I had a good teacher I enjoyed their lessons and absorbed everything like a sponge. They showed me that teaching is not only a job, that it is a “calling”, that it can be done with passion, and that you can always learn something new in the process. They taught me not only what they were meant to teach, no they taught me more, often times to go further. Continue reading “T is for Teaching #AtoZChallenge”
When my grandfather turned 70 years old, he invited us (his guests) to visit a boarding school. Strange thing to visit isn’t it? Well this was not any boarding school, and my grandfather is a historian, so visiting a place packed with history was a natural thing to do. The Landesschule Pforta is located within the property of a cloister. I did not take a … Continue reading Magic Library
I was seven years old, had recently moved and did not always understand the local dialect, because even within the same country you can be lost in translation. Continue reading Starting school