...something to say.

#rapping

So I've been meaning to write on here for a while. But, you know, there's just never enough time! But then I saw Amjad's post a while ago and he inspired me, so here is my attempt at a rapping comeback. Yes, it's more like a poem but you get the idea...

1. What's my job title and where do I work?

I am a #distresseddad and deputy, two jobs that’ll be the death of me. Derbyshire’s where I talk my talk, preach my stuff and wave the chalk.

At school, I’m the man with the plan, the guy with the tie and the dude that can;

at home, I’m the trampoline, the hugger and feeder; the cuddler, the player and the school book reader.

Both jobs are demanding, exhausting and tough, but I wouldn’t swap them for anything, for any old stuff.

2. What am I currently working on?

A junior school deputy has an exhaustive quota: PP, assessment and the assembly rota.

English and PP are my main deals; well, laughing and joking and keeping it real.

3. Where have I come from?

Derby City was the place of my birth, the sickest place in God’s glorious earth.

Teaching was never my ultimate aim; the SAS and a chef were more my game.

It took a long while to get where I am, with faith, hope and love from all of my fam.

After many lectures, essays and tears and time stressing about deadlines for years and for years, I finally finished. Graduated. Passed. It was time to start teaching my own class at last.

4. What gets me up in the morning?

Children, my children, my lovely children.

5. What keeps me awake at night?

Children, my children, my lovely children.

6. Who inspires me?

So many people, the list has no end, with twitter and google and all of its trends. The teachers I meet at teachmeets and more, blogs, tweets and posts and presentations galore.

But the people that inspire me the most, the ones of whom I do like to boast are the children, my class and my own, the ones who still love me, despite all my moans.

They laugh and they work hard; they grow and they smile and then I know that it’s all so worthwhile. 

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Ben Waldram

Ben Waldram

Deputy & Distressed Dad. https://www.facebook.com/digitalstaffroom

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Amy Harvey Amy Harvey @ms_jamdangory 2 years ago
Fantastic!
Rosie Georgiou Rosie Georgiou @rosiegeorgiou 2 years ago
You're a natural! You should get a rapping # going :-)
B Yusuf B Yusuf @byusuf 2 years ago
Brilliant!
Julian Wood Julian Wood @ideasfactory 2 years ago
Nailed it!
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