Life as a secondary school teacher in the time of covid

In addition to the many other hats I wear, I’m a teacher. As it’s my full-time job and what I spend the greatest proportion of my waking life doing, it’s possibly the most important aspect of my life. I’ve been a teacher for ten years, almost, starting my career fresh out of university with a head full of dreams and goals, idealistic and optimistic.

Like many teachers, I have experienced a slow fade of those ideals and dreams in my career, the burning passions and giddying highs giving way to a more stable, more realistic attitude to…