July 16 2014

Welcome to the inside …

Hi there! Welcome to my Thinkspace blog, set up to support my study of the Masters of Education (Teacher Librarianship).

I’m a High School English teacher thrust (very willingly!) into the world of teacher librarianship this year. I was completely unprepared for the steepness of the learning curve, and caught off guard by how quickly I would be infected by this wonderful new career path. I work at a wonderful public school in Western Sydney. I have a husband who has put up with me for almost 20 years now, a 20 year old military history nut son, a 14 year old fangirl and book nerd, and an 11 year old dancer who has just discovered her first literary crush. I’m so proud. I also have a 1 year old grand daughter, an obsession with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, an unhealthy disrespect for my own sleep needs, and a somewhat related coffee addiction. Oh, and I like books. A lot.

I blog somewhat sporadically about my work at www.tamararodgers.edublogs.org, and tweet about a whole bunch of things, some of them even educational!! @tamararodgers74. I’m a Regional Coordinator for the Global Education Project in my spare time, and am passionate about a whole raft of things educational … social media, engagement, literacy, community involvement, welfare, ICT, and books. Did I mention I like the books? I did? Ok.

So, that’s my late night intro to me. I’m assuming if you are reading this you are either (a) studying with me, or (b) assessing me, so (a) commiserations to you, I’m sure we’ll get through it, and (b) you are looking quite lovely tonight. Hi. 🙂

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Posted July 16, 2014 by Tamara Reads in category General musings

About the Author

NSWPRC Officer, Teacher Librarian, English teacher and social media advocate. I've been teaching in Western Sydney for my entire teaching career, and love my job more than I love Neil Gaiman. (That's a lot, in case you're wondering!) I stalk authors (but always politely), fangirl over books, and drink coffee. And one of my guilty prides about my children is that they all have favourite authors. All opinions are my own.

3 thoughts on “Welcome to the inside …

  1. Janelle

    Hi Tamara,
    It’s obvious that you know your way around the blogosphere! I enjoyed reading your posts – a little jealous that you remember your own library days with such clarity, though! I can’t remember a single thing about our high school librarian, although I can vaguely remember having to turn the cards in the catalogue drawer sideways during stocktaking when I was a library monitor back in primary school. That was a little while ago…bit scary… I’ve also been married for 20 years and am trying to get my study done quite late at night. It’s the best time to get some peace and quiet. Who needs sleep????? Today I discovered I should try to get a little….sometimes
    😉 Janelle

    1. tamararodgers74

      Thanks Janelle! I have been blogging for a while, but I’m not very regular with it though. Sometimes life is just too busy.


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