Wednesday, 30 October 2013

November Wallpaper

I can't believe that it's almost November. What a topsy turvy year. It's a time to reflect and to think about what possibilities we can get ready for in 2014 - cause let's face it; once we hit December, we're all about Christmas...

This wallpaper was made in Stampin Up's My Digital Studios using DSP Timeless Portrait - 11; Stamps Month by Month - November and Forever Young - tree. The font is Lunchbox.

Friday, 18 October 2013

A classroom is a place for...

What is your classroom a place for?

What does it look like?

Classrooms are a place for teaching and learning... 

But the important thing is that it goes both ways. It is a place of teaching and learning by students and by their teachers.

Teachers who learn from their students can build better relationships with them. They can develop their skills with their students to meet the needs of their students.

Good teachers remember that they can always learn new things. 

That's the kind of teacher I want to be. In my classroom I want to teach my students and have them teach me. I want to learn from my students and they learn from me and each other.

This poster was made using Stampin Up's My Digital Studios DSP My First Day and Stamp Amped Up Ampersand - ampersand header. The font is Stacked.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Beginnings...they are an opportunity...

This poster was designed in Stampin Up's My Digital Studios using DSP - My First Day - chalkboard; Stamp Post Card - place stamp here; and font KG Second Chances Solid.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Oh the places you will are strong enough to get through change...

Change leads us to think about how things will impact on us. When we are faced with a new situation, we wonder how things will affect what we do and how we operate. That's natural. Sometimes we can feel alone and wonder how we are going to get through the change. How we can determine a way forward that will be the best for us, both personally and professionally.

This quote from Dr Seuss' "Oh, the places you will go" provides a positive perspective about going through the change and that as individuals, we can be strong enough to get through the changes that are happening and to move on.

This poster was created using Stampin Up's My Digital Studios using DSP - On the Go - 12 and font Doctor Soos Light.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Inspiring - Malala Yousafzai

How can anyone not be inspired by Malala Yousafzai?

Her fight for all to access education no matter their gender or where they are from is one that as teachers I know we all work for everyday. I wanted something I could put up so that I would always remember her words. It is going in my office.

Also there is Zen Pencils comic that is well worth a look. I will be sharing more with you about Zen Pencils in another post as I really enjoy them.

Please have a look at the comic at Zen Pencils and more information about Malala.

Malala has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Her fight for education as a important tool for peace makes her more than qualified for such recognition.

The poster was made using Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio DSP Old School - 5, Stamp Forever Young - Tree; Punch - Oval Bubble and fonts, York Handwriting and Sketch Book.

Friday, 4 October 2013

World Teacher's Day

October 25 is World Teacher's Day.

At a time when the profession is being bombarded by negative press about the quality of teachers, it is important to take a moment and reflect on why we do our job; why we know it is important.

It is about learning. It is about the students.

We recognise that teaching affects the lives of our students and has an impact on them that is lifelong. 

That is why we teach.

Have a great World Teacher's Day.

This poster was created in Stampin' Ups My Digital Studios using DSP My First Day - chalkboard, Stamps A is for Apple and Extreme Elements - Stars and font KG Next to Me Sketched.
Thursday, 3 October 2013

Oh the places you will go...

I am about to go through significant change in my personal and professional life.

Change is something that happens to all of us.

At times it is thrust upon us in ways we never expected.

But we need to stay strong and work through change; to find ways to overcome new challenges; to take advantage of opportunities.

Because we never know where we might end up. It's about being confident in ourselves on the journey. Being optimistic that everything is going to work out and that we'll manage any issues that may arise.

I think Dr Seuss has put it best in his children's book "Oh the places you will go". I want to share with you some of the passages that are resonating with me at the moment as I begin my own journey into the unknown over the next few months.

Here's the first.

This poster was designed using Stampin Up's My Digital Studios using Stamp - World Map - map; Embellishment - Bon Voyage - hot air balloon and Font - Doctor Soos Light.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

October Wallpaper

It's a bit late I know... I have been trying to be tech free for a couple of days to have a rest. Kind of working...

But here it is...the October Wallpaper...something cheery for the month ahead.

This wallpaper was made using Stampin Up's My Digital Studio DSP Flirtatious - 3 and font Waltograph.