One of my favourite things about teaching is the conversations with the students. The unstructured, random ones that spin from their learning in all sorts of weird, wonderful and insightful directions. Often, I'll finish a lesson a few minutes early just to make time to spend a few minutes to talk, it's always well worth …
As I write this it hurts to sit down, it hurts to type, it hurts in places that have nothing even to do with walking! On Saturday, along with 5 friends, I walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks - a 25-mile hike between, up and down three (very big) hills in North Yorkshire.
Every holiday I spend some time reflecting on what has been good and difficult about the last term. That's one of the great things about teaching - we get regular breaks to take stock, refresh, and power-up ready for the next term.
I love storytelling, I suppose that's not surprising as a teacher and a writer. As such, I try to bring stories into my classroom at every opportunity.