On Saturday September 16th I will be leading a session after lunch on "leaving teaching", so am I trying to get you all to leave? No.
So, why am I attending and presenting?
For the last two years @vivienne has spoken and made that key link that attending weekend #education events is admirable and provides CPL Continuing Professional Learning, For those events to be classified as CPD (Development) the learning must be put into action and #develop. Her challenge in 2016 was to return and share how we the attendees have used what we learnt a year ago.
That's why I am going to my third #pedagoohampshire the first I travelled from Essex to attend, then Dorset as I support the #teacher5aday initiative.
Since September 2016 I have left teaching because my #mentalhealth broke. In November 2016 I snapped and have been unable to return to teaching. My final service is according to the Teacher Pension Agency - 28 years 120 days. I am disappointed that I can no longer teach. I have however had a year full of learning experiences which I have applied to my life.
So,I shall be there to share ideas linked to #mentalhealth and how if it impacts on you, you might manage it so that you don't break and have to leave as I have. I will share what I have done to rebuild my life.
I now hold a part time seasonal job that plays to my strengths and allows me to work outside. I have also launched myself as an artist - a word I found difficult to use initially. I have now started to have commercial successes both locally and internationally. I continue to have ongoing #mentalhealth issues and belonging to support groups.
P,ease say hi if attending - my clothing will tell you who AndyKnillArt is and I won't even need my cloud suit to do it. I will be displaying a range of my work produced in 2017 for perusal and / or purchase. Items will range in price from £2 to £150. Payments may be made by cash or card or just feedback is also welcome.