Hitting The Teacher’s Wall

Have you ever heard of a runner's wall? I believe it is something teachers have too. For those that aren't marathon runners, to be honest I'm not one either, the term "runner's wall" or "hitting the wall" is used when a runner's stored energy (glycogen) within their muscles is depleted. Apparently this happens around the... Continue Reading →

Teacher, Don’t Suffer in Silence

I once saw a picture that said "If your profession has an 'appreciation day' it is probably because you are not being paid enough". I laughed in realisation that truer words were never spoken/written. Earlier in this month, 5th October, we observed World Teachers' Day. As we know, teaching is a very noble profession that... Continue Reading →

Matric Exams: All round anxiety

It's about that time of the year again, as it is every year. Matric FINAL exam season! The time of year when Matriculants are realising that this is it! Parents/Guardians are stressed out! Teacher are hyper-nervous! And the whole school at large just has to comply. People think that Grade 12 is the end of... Continue Reading →

Teacher Burnout

Teacher burnout is REAL. Burnout in any profession is real, but the burnout for a teacher is on another level that I believe is unmatched. It is complex and multi-layered and not easy to point out immediately until one just stops and steps away. It actually hurts to be burnt out, the complexity of this... Continue Reading →

A Not Well Teacher

I think as teachers we are really afraid of becoming ill or missing classroom time for personal reasons. Although we are only human, surrounded by many other humans, these things do happen and we should not be too hard on ourselves. The curriculum or rather the annual teaching plan does not factor in public holidays... Continue Reading →

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