Year in review

Last blog post of 2020. Here’s how the year went…

January: Handed in my notice at British Council. Started Module 2 of the PGCEi. Goaded a few people on Twitter, felt guilty, stopped using Twitter. For a day.

February: the COVID stuff was on the rise. I was still calling it Corona and making beer jokes. I was teaching unshackled – quite good lessons. Far better than usual. I vowed to always hand in my notice when starting a new job in order to keep up the quality.

March: I thought ‘I’ll finish up all my writing contracts in preparation for my new job in April’. I promptly took on more writing contracts and then felt massively overwhelmed and panicked about starting a new job.

Unbelievably, I realised that some students liked me. One guy bought me an Arsenal shirt on my last day at BC. Another bought me a cake. Most were just happy to see the back of me and my obsession with drawing attention to juncture, and the schwa, and stuff that they mostly found mildly interesting but unimportant. Still, I had fun, that’s the main thing…..

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