The College I work at has just been through an Ofsted inspection. Which is, as every teacher in the country will tell you, a very stressful experience. MPs will tell you that it's a necessary one, which is fine, but I'd also like to see them exist on the same pay, criteria and scrutiny as a teacher.
It turns out though, that there is such a thing as too much coffee. Which I found out by Thursday. Who knew, right?
On two of the nights of the week I finished the day at a local paperwork venue over a cool drink of something to calm down by. In both cases I drew the aforementioned beverage, just to force myself not to question every dot, comma and syllable of the 7 pieces of paperwork associated with each class (four a day).
...and on the final day I treated myself to a single, solitary Maredsous. Definitely my favourite tipple but not one I can afford to quaff frequently.
All pictures drawn on OneNote: a work and journalling application from Microsoft. It works seamlessly on Surface Pro 3 and is a relaxing antidote to boxes, ratios, fractions, SPAG, E and D, and a million other obfuscatory acronyms. I'm sure it can do such things, I just choose to use it for fun stuff instead.
Which, in a way, is a microcosm of my teaching style I guess (ignore the beer in this allegory of course). Using the application at hand but in the most positive, fun and playful way possible.
Because I teach graphics. And that has to, somewhere along the line, come from the heart.
Even when that can't be evidenced, ratio'd or data analysed. Especially so, in this case.