I am going to try this blogging thing one more time and hopefully I will get it right this time. I’ve have sat and watched many of my friends and colleagues enjoy the time that they spend blogging and writing and have become a little bit jealous, so I am jumping on the bandwagon.
So, I feel like I should say a little about me. I am a 22 year old student teacher from a small town in the North of Scotland currently living and training in the big city of Edinburgh (not big for some, but big enough for me!). I did my undergraduate Physics degree in the small seaside town of St Andrews, which I sometimes miss. The Physics department there are completely amazing and if you haven’t been there before, I would definitely recommend it.
My love affair with Science began at a young age. My brother who is 5 years my senior had a Chemistry set. On a side note, I wonder how many people’s love for Science started with a Chemistry set – I would imagine that it would be a fair amount. But I digress. I remember that he would show me the different things that he would be making and the cool effects that could be seen (obviously I only looked, was far too young to play myself). By the time I got into school I was itching to learn more and more science, and this passion has stayed with me. Through my Advanced Highers and into my Physics degree.
But why teaching? Being only 22 years of age, I sometimes feel like I must be mad to jump straight back into high school again. For years I always considered teaching and through Outreach work that I carried out during my undergraduate it became apparent to me that this is what I want to do. I honestly cannot imagine doing anything else. I absolutely love every stress-filled, frustrating moment of it.
Many people get into teaching for the wrong reasons. Fact is, it should be for one reason and one reason only: the children. This is the case for me, and if this is ever not the case, it will be time for me to put away my whiteboard pen and make way for new and exciting teachers to take my place. I am a teacher of children first, and of Physics and Science second.
But that is it for me just now. Hopefully, my dear blog reader, you will understand a little bit more about who I am although I will probably ramble about myself again at some point soon. For now,