I am only three days and one assignment away from becoming a qualified teacher. So close I can taste it.
The most extraordinary thing happened. During my last lesson at Manurewa High School, I rewarded the Year 10s for working so hard. I put an appropriate Spotify playlist on shuffle. When Lady Gaga’s Applause came on, they cheered and jumped up in spontaneous song and dance. And I couldn’t help but join in! For the rest of the song, we were living for the applause. Dancing, and singing along to the music. It was iconic. I wish I could’ve filmed it!
Today I have achieved everything I have ever wanted to achieve as a teacher. My work here is done.