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Diary of a Teacher is a podcast about the experiences of an early-career teacher, with an emphasis on sanity preservation and keeping stress in check.

Recommended for teachers and private tutors.

Diary of a Teache‪r‬ Sarah Durack

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Diary of a Teacher is a podcast about the experiences of an early-career teacher, with an emphasis on sanity preservation and keeping stress in check.

Recommended for teachers and private tutors.

    Turning 30 & Camping in the Rain

    Turning 30 & Camping in the Rain

    It's pretty much what the title says.

    Write to me: hello@spongeeducation.com.

    • 17 min
    Helping School Counsellors Stay Afloat

    Helping School Counsellors Stay Afloat

    In this episode I talk about supporting school counsellors. They are the hidden gems of our education system and they need our support.

    Write to me: hello@spongeeducation.com.

    • 16 min
    School Holiday Experiments

    School Holiday Experiments

    Six weeks is a long time to spend doing nothing. This year, to avoid boredom, my school holiday survival plan for 2020/2021 has involved some new projects and experiments. A change is as good as a rest, and seeing as I'm not very good at rest, change suits me well.

    Write to me: hello@spongeeducation.com.

    • 10 min
    Active Relaxation for Teachers

    Active Relaxation for Teachers

    What do you do when you have 'nothing to do'?

    In this episode I talk about active relaxation, which basically involves doing stuff that isn't work but that is relaxing/meditative. Seeing as we've done Christmas/New Year and there are three weeks left of school holidays, I wanted to I talk about how I've tried to make the most of my time off, and how I plan to see the rest of the school holidays out.

    Write to me: hello@spongeeducation.com.

    • 14 min
    What Don't They Teach You at University?

    What Don't They Teach You at University?

    Sarah from NZ (great name!) wants to know about what a university teaching degree doesn't cover. I have only done one degree in teaching, so I can only speak in depth about the university in which I was enrolled.

    I've combined my experience and that of other junior teachers to answer this question.

    Write to me: hello@spongeeducation.com.

    • 11 min
    When Students Teach Teachers

    When Students Teach Teachers

    Welcome back for another season.

    In this episode, I talk about how students enjoy spending time in nature (even though they'll tell you it's boring). 

    Nature teaches students what is important; that much is clear. Whilst I expected students to enjoy their school camp (a much needed break from the city), I wasn't expecting them to become champions of environmental change in such a short time. They ended up teaching me about what we need to do to preserve our natural world.

    • 11 min

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