So our Spring Break ends today and we are back at this teaching thing starting tomorrow morning. Even though we took a break from blogging about “teacher things” there has still been a lot of teacher things going on in both our lives because it is who we are. Heading back into the schools tomorrow makes this a perfect time to share with you what’s been happening in my teaching life.

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First off, I got a new job! As of tomorrow I will be teaching grade 8 full time at the middle school that Karley was at last year. I will be there until the end of May teaching English, French and PE. I am really excited for this new opportunity and a little nervous for my first week with another new class. The good kind of excited~nervous though!

This new job also meant saying some goodbyes. Both my other contracts this year have been at the same school and I loved it there! I know that good things are ahead but it’s always sad to say goodbye to a special staff and some amazing students.

Another big change in my teaching life is that I made the decision to upgrade my education. My program was a 4 year degree program but I graduated with a bunch of people who completed a 5 year program. So in our province this puts me at a category 4 on the salary scale. Now I don’t care too much about salary but I do know that one day I will want to do a masters program so I feel like now is a good time to do these extra courses I need to do. I chose all online courses so that I can still manage the rest of my life (teaching, running, social life, down time). The integrated program I’ve chosen is based on the theme “multicultural and minority education” the courses I get to take for this are right up my alley with things I want to learn about and ways in which I want to improve my teaching practice.

I wish everyone the best as you had back into schools tomorrow (or good holidays if you are still out on break!)

Meaghan