So, I've decided to move to tumblr purely for the fact that it would be a lot easier to keep in touch and update. Have to say, I've learnt a lot of things as a trainee teacher and (if someone thinks I'm capable enough to actually be responsible for my own classroom) future class teacher. But the one thing I've learnt, probably the most important lesson...
I have said goodbye to my free time and said hello the next 100 years of 20% teaching and 80% paperwork.
Don't get me wrong, I have absolutely LOVED my course. I love teaching. It's the best thing ever and doing this course to get qualified has been the best decision I have ever made. And weirdly enough, I love planning. I'm just saying the reality of what I'm doing. It's a lot of work. My day involves teaching the children and then spending my lunch hour and time at home, writing up observations, evaluating my teaching and the children's learning, changing any lessons plans if necessary, reflecting, assessing children so far... the list goes on and on.
As a sacrifice it has meant I've been unable to keep the dust and cobwebs of this tiny little nook but I've been playing around with tumblr and getting to know it... and I like it. I can still look like I'm alive simply by reblogging something. It means all I have to do is review on goodreads and link without having to do another blog post where I'm just repeating myself. It seems like it would save a lot of time that I have to put towards my teaching career.
So... in the future, you'll see me geeking out here: http://robinkate.tumblr.com/
I'm going to keep this blog up here because I'm not going to transfer everything I've posted to tumblr. Nor do I want to delete everything because it's been almost four amazing years of meeting amazing writers and I don't want to toss that away. But if you have tumblr, feel free to add me and I'll see you at the dark side!