Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to a blogger who brings inspiration and positivity to their readers and followers.

Thank-you for the nomination Bex! I am very grateful to receive such an award and again apologise for the late posting of acceptance. I am pleased that my words and tales have connected with many bloggers, and hope that they continue to do so.

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person that nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions from your nominator.
  3. Nominate fellow bloggers you follow.
  4. Give them 10 questions to answer.

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Liebster Award

Thank-you to Riddhima for the nomination and I apologise it has taken me so long to write this post but with limited wifi and the start of the university semester my posting scheduling has been quite inconsistent. But here goes..

Nomination Post: StarsandKisses

If you aren’t aware of the rules so here it is:

♦ Thank the blogger that nominated you
♦ Write 11 random facts about yourself
♦ Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger that nominated you
♦ Nominate 5 to 11 other bloggers and let them know they’ve been nominated
♦ Come up with 11 questions for the bloggers you’re nominating

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Last weekend of Blogging101

As I’ve reached the end of Blogging University, it is time to look back and review these past 4 weeks. These 4 weeks have flown by and whilst my posts did dwindle in the last week, I thoroughly enjoyed my time.

Going to University has made me realise a lot of things about myself and my writing style. I aim to focus on these to make this blog a success. I hope that you join me on this journey.

I’ve realised that I don’t have to post everyday. A few times a week is a must though if I want to make my words worth listening to.

Also, it terribly drains me – having to juggle writing down my inspirations with the excessive amount of art work due everyday has its consequences. Unfortunately one must suffer, and it is always my writing.

I’ve realised I’m definitely suited to writing shorter posts, and will continue to do this until my confidence and skills grow a little. I don’t feel I have the ability to keep people gripped for long periods just yet.

Equally, I would like to thank my readers for your continued dedication. For reading my words because without you I wouldn’t have a blog. There would just be words. Words imprinted in cyber space with no one to value them except me.

So thank you and I hope to continue.

Thanks to you teachers

Daily Prompt: We Can Be Taught

I am one of many students who owe their gratitude to a number of teachers I’ve had throughout my time in education. Those whom have managed to shape my perspective on subjects, social issues in the world and more cheesy – me. Even though I have not yet reached the pinnacle of my education, I’ve had many teachers who have inspired me and whom I admire greatly.

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.- Carl Jung

In my experience, a great teacher isn’t one whose only focus is on the grades of their students but whose focus is the students themselves; their lives and well-being. They take time to get to know us as individuals and because of this lessons and the school day turn into something fun instead of a chore.

Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.- Joe Manchin

Throughout my years of education I’ve had 5 teachers who have shown care for students and love of their job. These 5 teachers, fondly enough are all female. But that’s not to say male teachers don’t do a great job – they do. This is due to the fact I’ve only ever had 3 male teachers. Although they enhanced my ability in their subjects and showed consideration for us students, they didn’t impact my life greatly. The best teacher has the ability to not only make you enjoy a subject and get the grades, they impact the way you think and your outlook on day-to-day situations.

Even as I grow older and the relationships I once had with them break down, I will always look back with admiration and remember the many memories I’ve had. The day sitting in the Art room singing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ when both my teachers joined in, full force and at the top of their voices – the Math rooms stopped and stared for a while. My AS Philosophy teacher willing me not to make a plan in life whilst listening to my many ramblings about A-Level stress. My now Philosophy teacher, with whom I share many memories – it is she that has inspired me most.

These teachers didn’t only leave me with lasting memories but they instilled into me concepts that I wouldn’t have been given. I  respect them so much that no words can express. Sometimes I wonder if they really know how much of an impact they make – I hope they do.

My teachers are one of the reasons I go to college because I know there will be no dull moment. All my anxieties of my home life will fade for the hours I am there. I will laugh until I cry, jest and joke with them until I reach the boundary (which sometimes I go over – sorry!) but most importantly I will learn. I will gain knowledge and interest in things I never thought possible and I will go home with more admiration and respect for them than I did yesterday.

So for this, I thank them greatly.

They are what make great teachers.