As the days draw nearer to my first month-long block of professional experience, there are a range of questions circling my head.
Am I good, knowledgeable enough; am I competent? Do I have ‘what it takes’? What’s the community like? Will I survive the commute?
What is education? Can I do ‘the kids’ edu-justice?
I certainly hope so, and it’s granted that I’m going to do my best.
What about experience, what is it?
I’m educated, I’ve travelled; I’ve a couple of kids. I know some ‘teachers’.
I’m married to an edu-peep who amazes me.
I’ve never been in front of a primary classroom for any extended period of time.
I’ve also made plenty of mistakes; it’s called learning.
There’s plenty to learn.