Okay I admit it this week has been my week. You see on Tuesday there I was sitting in assembly. When suddenly my name was called and I was up on the stage being awarded the NGS Super Scholarship for 2013 and having my photograph taken. And all I could think about was how I was wearing an old skirt and had no lipstick on!
Returning to normality I returned home to check my emails to find I had I am also one of the 2013 Outstanding Professional Service Award recipients, as awarded by the Professional Teachers Council of NSW. Wow what a week.
But I am not writing this to gloat or brag or anything else. Of course I am thrilled and honoured to be recognised in these ways but so could you be. The NGS Scholarship is open to all non government teachers and support staff. If you are reading this and think but I work in the public sector, then scholarships are available for you too. In the form of the Premiers Scholarships. All I did was develop an idea and write an application in which I described my plan. You could do this too.
For the PTC service award. I am just one of many teachers who work behind the scenes trying to do our bit, to share, to assist and to help others learn and grow as teachers. You could do this too. This list contains teachers from many different organisations from history teachers to music educators who give up small amounts of their time to further the profession of teaching as a whole.
As for me, next month I will be off for a special dinner with the wonderful Matt Esterman representing ICTENSW and next October I will be off to ULearn14 and to visit New Zealand schools to continue my research into digital literacy.
You could do this too.