Friday, 23 January 2009

"I get by with a little help from my friends..."

You may have noticed that I very often use phrases like "we decided that...",
"we asked the students to...", etc. This is not because I like to use the "royal we", but because I, 95% of the time, work in a team with my colleagues. This year there are four of us at my school who share the same course in English. We each have groups of 30 students, and we spend a considerable amount of time planning our lessons together, so that the students will be dealing with roughly the same things in the different groups. I really like this way of working. I am not left all to myself when it comes to coming up with ideas for project, texts and topics, and it is nice to know that there are other teachers around who can share their knowledge, experiences and thoughts. I do know that not everybody appreciates working in teams like we do, and I am aware of the fact that not all teams are working as well as ours. Therefore, I would like to say thanks a lot to my team mates this year and those I have worked with the previous years. I really appreciate our cooperation!


  1. I think you are too modest here. You might not be royal by birthright, but you certainly have "royal" qualities - meaning that you are excellent both as a leader and a collaborator! If I were to choose the members of my team for next year, your name would be on top of the list.

  2. Thank you, Ingunn! I really hope will be team mates again in August!