Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Time To Rethink Priorities...

Cockroaches and Ladybugs 2009-2015

I'm a teacher!

In the last 6 years I have invested a great amount of time and effort in Cockroaches and Ladybugs.

I have visited thousands of web pages, I have read many articles and posts from other blogs, I have known very interesting people engaged in Teaching English as a Second Language, passionate with their job and anxious to be good teachers.

I received lots of comments from teachers, educators, researches and pedagogues, congratulating, suggesting, pointing out, or encouraging going ahead...

I have written many posts about resources, theories, methodologies, opinions, experiences, projects... Everything with only one goal in mind: to spread out and to reveal those hidden "bits and bobs", that can be useful and innovative for our schools, in general, and for our job and English classrooms, in particular.

I've neither been silent nor neutral about those things I consider unacceptable in my job. But I also have congratulated "good teaching manners" and those "wonderful" things other teachers do in their classes.

I have also published my own experiences and projects done with my students. Innovative or not, thid blog has helped me to put my ideas in order, to improve in my profession and to grow up as a teacher.

I don't know if my time as a blogger is over, but I want to give myself a truce, a break, a time to relax... I want to devote some more time to my classroom and to my students... In short, I want to devote more time to self-care. The only thing I want is to do my job, Disconnect, do less, be single tasking..., I am only a teacher!

Six years... 235 posts... More than 175,000 visitors... More than 300 comments... That's nothing!

It is time to rethink our priorities and rethink the way we approach life and all thing in it. Thank you!