According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition for Saga is:
saga/ˈsɑːɡə/nounnoun: saga; plural noun:
1. a long story of heroic achievement.
We’ve all been there. After a long, tiring day at school, countless meetings and stacks of marking, we all have our own stories to tell of our day. Whether it is something humourous, thought provoking or upsetting, we all have some weird and wonderful stories we take home with us from the delightful place we call school. The word saga, I believe, is pretty apt in describing the work that we do, because after all, teaching is definitley an heroic achievement. Keeping a room full of teenagers under control for 60 minutes, behaving, engaged and taking away at least one bit of knowledge is not easy task and at the end of the day we DESERVE that medal of bravery.
I created this blog as a place to share my thoughts on all things education. Coming home from a day at work I feel I always have one valuable lesson, annecdote, question or story to relate to my long suffering husband. With not much input from him, and his patience wearing thin (!) I thought I should type up my reflections and share them with the world.
I have worked in the education sector for a few years and have also worked as a supply teacher in many different schools across the country. I have also taught in FE colleges and I teach one to one on the weekends so I have a varied and vast experience of education in the UK. As someone relatively new to the teaching profession, I am always intrigued and inspired. Here I will share my ideas, thoughts and visions and also have contributions from other teaching proffessionals.
We are the modern day heroes, the classroom is our battleground and these are our sagas.