BOOK WEEK 2014
By Alan Barrett, Mar 10 2014 12:25PM
I love Book week. It brings about a sense of educational excitement I get at no other time. Mostly, I'm storytelling, but I also get to help out with new creations, new innovations and impart new skills to overworked teachers who can then use them at other times.
It's not right that we limit ourselves to being "just a teacher", or engineer, mother, carpet fitter - add whatever description suits. We are all so much more!
Just taking my own immediate pigeon holes, I fit into all these: man, husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, cousin, uncle, great-uncle, writer, actor, storyteller, poet, football supporter, reader, DiY enthusiast, gardener, friend. I could go on, but you get the idea.
Take time today to congratulte yourself on being more than just the obvious, and remind yourself that all your skills and experinece benefit at least one person, every day.