Malcolm Forbes said “The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.” Well, I enjoy teaching. I taught for 22 years in Singapore, developing my passion to teach language, teach students to learn, mentor teachers and  develop programmes as head of department before I left for Australia to continue my passion and find a place to nurture my beautiful family. I have been here since 2007 and like all immigrants, it has been a struggle. It took me 7 years to get a permanent position here. There were many times I wondered if I should just give up and do something else. But what? Education is what I enjoy doing. And this blog is one way to keep myself in the grind of its busy-ness.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by msmacedumacation on June 4, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I am not sure if educators can actually walk away from teaching (to a full extent) no matter how hard they try . I think that; that need to nurture and guide eventually comes out in other ways. Maybe you will continue to struggle with achieving a permanent position, however if education is what you enjoy then you should stick with it. Teaching has been and is, in so many ways isolating. Blogs such as yours can can play such an important role in keeping fellow educators feeling connected and supported. Maybe, just maybe your blog will become your “classroom”.


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