Or…What I learnt from Tim Minchin about teaching.

Tim Minchin did a wonderful speech to graduates at UWA which can be found here. His point about Micro-ambition really got me thinking about big dreams and goals and how we should approach what we do as educators…

Don’t spend your life chasing one dream
I’m not suggesting that we stop reaching for the stars but more that we remember to look around us at the beautiful moments and opportunities that surround us each day and embrace them. Don’t be so focused on one goal that nothing else matters unless your going to cure a major disease or end world hunger or make a tasty biscuit that won’t collapse when dunked.

This is doing something about those small moments and opportunities. If you are doing something take pride in it and do it well; as Tim (we’re not actually…

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About gwenelope

English and Media Studies teacher in the wilds of Coventry, about to start my tenth year, which in itself is frankly terrifying. In the small pockets of free time I have have been known to do things like Tough Guy, circuit classes and swim often, very often. It is what keeps sanity near and insanity at bay.
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