When you entered the teaching profession did you imagine you would be Robin Williams from Dead Poet’s Society? Perhaps you thought you would be that so amazingly inspirational that children would pray open mouthed at the alter of you. Did you think you’d be one of those characters who walked into the class and immediately gained the adoration of all?
Did you believe you were a bit magic?
You did, didn’t you.
The thing is teaching can seem a bit magical to the untrained eye. I remember, when I was an NQT, my first Head walking into a communal area full of unruly teenagers and silencing…
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