One year on | hannahruthtyreman

One year ago, I was leaving a job that had me trapped in a cycle of despair and a fight with values that were not my own. I left this job with a sense of optimism, hope and courage that a few months previously I couldn’t have possibly have imagined possible.

One year on, I feel pleased to be able to celebrate the following:
I am full of admiration for every last one of my colleagues; their significant expertise, drive and commitment
I laugh and smile between the hours of 9-5 as well as either side of it
I engage in learning not for mere survival but for intellectual satisfaction
I am…

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One year on | hannahruthtyreman

One year ago, I was leaving a job that had me trapped in a cycle of despair and a fight with values that were not my own. I left this job with a sense of optimism, hope and courage that a few months previously I couldn’t have possibly have imagined possible.

One year on, I feel pleased to be able to celebrate the following:
I am full of admiration for every last one of my colleagues; their significant expertise, drive and commitment
I laugh and smile between the hours of 9-5 as well as either side of it
I engage in learning not for mere survival but for intellectual satisfaction
I am…

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http://bit.ly/2VYswEe

2018: A year of reading | hannahruthtyreman

2018 saw the completion of my library at home and a commitment to more reading. Being an English teacher had lead to far less reading than I had naively anticipated at the start of my career and I looked forward to having more free time to enjoy escaping to far away lands with characters I was soon to meet.

Establishing the habit was not easy but I soon got back into it with some good reads early in the year. The quickest way was to exchange habits that were merely giving the impression of switching off such as scrolling through social media, watching Netflix and doing extra work…on the…

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2018: A year of reading | hannahruthtyreman

2018 saw the completion of my library at home and a commitment to more reading. Being an English teacher had lead to far less reading than I had naively anticipated at the start of my career and I looked forward to having more free time to enjoy escaping to far away lands with characters I was soon to meet.

Establishing the habit was not easy but I soon got back into it with some good reads early in the year. The quickest way was to exchange habits that were merely giving the impression of switching off such as scrolling through social media, watching Netflix and doing extra work…on the…

Continue reading at:

http://bit.ly/2SGxB2d

A Necessary Journey | hannahruthtyreman

My awareness of race and the need for representation in both education and society were not inherent in me at an early age, rather it was a slow realisation of what existed around me but not within me. Perhaps the journey I am about to describe is familiar to those of you who don’t have to deal with the prejudice, discrimination, and lack of privilege that accompanies the colour of your skin. Perhaps it won’t be. Each of our journeys towards this realisation will differ but it’s a journey I hope all educators take sooner rather than later.

In writing this blog, I was struck by how many…

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A Necessary Journey | hannahruthtyreman

My awareness of race and the need for representation in both education and society were not inherent in me at an early age, rather it was a slow realisation of what existed around me but not within me. Perhaps the journey I am about to describe is familiar to those of you who don’t have to deal with the prejudice, discrimination, and lack of privilege that accompanies the colour of your skin. Perhaps it won’t be. Each of our journeys towards this realisation will differ but it’s a journey I hope all educators take sooner rather than later.

In writing this blog, I was struck by how many…

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#WomenEd Unconference 4 | hannahruthtyreman

Today’s WomenEd Unconference was to be an event unlike others I’d attended previously. It wouldn’t be my first, I wouldn’t be presenting, I wouldn’t be attending from the perspective of a middle leader in a college. My resulting pledges and response to the day would be very different from previous events.

The start of the day went much as a typical WomenEd event might. I had a smile on my face and felt the warmth of women sharing their ‘so what?’; being open about how they’d learned and grown from their involvement with WomenEd. Their simple yet powerful messages were filled with a…

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