Friday, September 11, 2009
The Feedback is Outstanding! Our Teachers in London Rock.
My colleagues in London, who are mostly teachers themselves, have been sending me emails all week to rave about how amazing the Classroom Canada teachers are. It's a bit of a frantic time for new teachers to London, with work always being a bit slow in the beginning (teachers aren't sick yet, and they aren't out at conferences or courses yet either) so we know it can be a very stressful time.
But the feedback from my colleagues is that this particular group of teachers have amazing attitudes and are so easy to work with. Now that's what I like to hear!
I take a lot of pride in preparing teachers to hit the ground running in London, and in placing teachers right in the centre of London, at Oxford Circus, making it easier for them to take jobs anywhere in the city with less travel time. Their positive attitudes are definitely catching! It would be easy to panic, complain about London being dirty (sure it is compared to our clean Canadian cities!), and worry about the teaching itself.
This group is awesome! They head out to the free museums, go to Brighton, go for a run in Regent's Park, anything to keep themselves enjoying London and these free days before the supply teaching & full time jobs take over their lives. They have organized to meet up at the Maple Leaf in Covent Garden to mix & mingle with the other Canadians, not waiting for the agency to organize a social for them. I am impressed and very, very proud. This is why I do what I do.
The above video is for Tyson. Hope ya'all have fun at the Maple Leaf this weekend!
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