I thought it was the dish that ran away with the spoons?

Well, in the nursery rhyme it is but for me it's POTS!

Click this for an explanation of POTS

And this for an explanation of SPOONS

Thursday, 1 April 2010

I sat funny and trapped some wind...

and it REALLY hurts and I am burping like a trooper!

I have finally decided what I am going to do.

I am going to finish my diploma. Work shadow my learning mentor friend for a few weeks one day a week to get some experience of the role.

Then I can draught up a CV detailing my qualifications and experience.

If no learning mentor jobs come up, I will look for (and eventually GET) a job as a TA to be doing in the meantime, so I can gain further 'on the job' experience of working with young children.

I will continue to do this until I find a post as a learning mentor.

I believe this will make me happier than being a teacher would, because I'd be focused more on helping the children who really need it. Those that are struggling, disadvantaged, etc. I think I'd find it really rewarding. And I don't think I'd be selling myself short doing it either, as there are opportunities within the role to progress, to work with others in the community providing for children as a team, and to even become the manager of a team of mentors if I wanted to. There's plenty of opportunity there, however I think the more 'simple' role of working with the children would make me happiest, but knowing that there's chance to progress further to a more managerial sort of role if ever I felt I needed a further challenge is good to know.


Finally I'm getting somewhere!


  1. woohoo congrats :) i wish u all the best! i think it's a great choice too. have fun with your man this weekend! happy easter!

  2. very good friend, it's nice experience with children, I hope all will go well because in findrxonline indicate that work with children can know the difficulties that small at this age.