As a new teacher, I rarely said “I trust you” - because I didn’t. I didn’t trust students to understand the topic, to work hard, or to hand in on time.
There's no point achieving loads of things if the journey to get there is absolutely rubbish. You need to enjoy the process, wherever you're going, and…
It's so easy, when someone gives us a compliment, to brush it off or diminish it in some way. Some of us can barely manage a “Thanks”; others might be …
*working quietly at beautiful mahogany desk* *looks up, surprised* Oh, hello - I didn’t see you there. I’ve been hiding from the world / taking some ti…
Hello! I’ve been focused on teaching recently so haven’t had the time or energy to finish my next piece for Outside the Lines, but I wanted to pop in a…
I’ve always been frustrated at how difficult it seems to be for me to make money. This is a common complaint, I believe, particularly for any of us who…
The first week of teaching, and the kids are alright.
The move to Substack. Mr Doctorow. Covid jewellery. The truth about gamification.
Welcome to Outside the Lines by me, Eleanor Snare, artist and educator. Learn more about what Outside the Lines is in the About section.