Here are some more snapshots from old “Wessex” in the spring, literal and figurative.
- Coaching Athletics when you’ve never run track is, well, awkward. But I’ve gotten my 400 time down to 1:03. I still suck at the 800.
- The Junior Newspaper, titled “Bryspace,” launched a few weeks ago and the school loved it. The idea is that it would give students the opportunity to speak their opinions and roast the school teachers anonymously. In Britain you really can get away with libel because their national newspapers are so overdramatic and misinformed anyway. But people are trying to sign up.
- British lazer tag is not as good
- All of the fields around here have turned out gorgeous yellow flowers
- My kids are sick of poetry, but every day I walk in and say “you are absolutely going to love the lesson today.”
- I found out I gave more detentions than any other teacher last term? Oops. I made the choice to “switch to missles” so to speak because the boys in House were being worse than usual and no one was handing in their prep on time. So now I’m trying to shave back on that and get more creative. My kids hate that phrase, especially when they are washing my car.
- Posh British bible studies with tea and cakes are amazing.
- Doug Shiveler is in England. Hahaha.
- Looking for international teaching jobs next year: South and Central America are a few options. The movie Motorcycle Diaries made me want to go use my spanish and teach english and buy a roadbike all at the same time.