For me, this year has been crazy (in a good way)...I've always been quite a shy person (I was the sort of student you see walking around school staring at their feet, and even just answering questions in class was a big deal). When I first started my teaching job, I would rarely share my ideas at department meetings for fear they weren't good enough and that people wouldn't want to hear my opinions. Twitter has allowed me to easily share my ideas and I've had some amazing responses from other teachers around the UK. Friends, family and colleagues have commented on how much my confidence has grown over the past year. There have been a few times where experienced teachers have even come to me for ideas, which I've taken as a huge compliment. To me, it is just incredible that these people think I'm good at something and want to hear what I have to say.
So to anyone who has read my blog or my tweets, or given me feedback this year:
Thank you! It may not have seemed like much to you at the time, but it definitely meant a lot to me.
I hope you all have a RELAXING, well-deserved break.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year!