On trauma shaming, minimisation, tone policing and kindness…

If you happen to browse Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok or any other platforms where humans interact with each other and share part of their lives - and let's face it, this past year of a pandemic has meant a lot more scrolling than previous years - you will inevitably come across something that reads like … Continue reading On trauma shaming, minimisation, tone policing and kindness…

On the tough days…

“Every day, in 100 small ways, our children ask, ‘Do you hear me? Do you see me? Do I matter?’ Their behaviour often reflects our response.” ~ L.R. Knost Today was rough. As a teacher in the year 2020 and 2021, teaching virtually has become my norm and we are forever in this physical-virtual see-saw … Continue reading On the tough days…

Teaching in the Time of Covid-19

Not to be confused with the Gabriel Garcia Marquez classic, Love in the Time of Cholera.... Check on the teachers in your life because they are exhausted. Teaching in the middle of a pandemic is one of the biggest challenges of my teaching career. One of the biggest challenges comes down to health and wellbeing, … Continue reading Teaching in the Time of Covid-19