If I had to give up work for a year, could I do it? Well, my work as a teacher never stops, and I see it as a part of my everyday life. I teach my son all the time without realising it and not like the average mother would. I will make any fun or new experience into a learning opportunity. Today writing a thank you card to his teacher turned out to be a lesson on letter writing and giving him spending money for the tuck shop became a maths lesson.
It stems from my obsession with explaining things in the simplest possible way and my annoyance when I see someone else get it wrong. Take today for example, I had an appointment at the hairdresser’s and I ended up teaching her how to use Linkedin as a business tool. But I don’t see it as teaching because it’s really knowledge sharing. Isn’t that what teachers do?
But you know if I did have to give up my job for a year, I would still end up teaching someone somewhere without realising it. And if I don’t get the opportunity to do that, then I’ll probably end up blogging and teaching all the people who read my blogs.