Twenty five years ago I began my journey in education. I started at a school in western Sydney, not far from where I grew up, Principal Stephen Papp writes.
Like many beginning teachers I initially struggled with the demands of the job. I felt overwhelmed by the day to day administration, planning and curriculum requirements that all underpinned the actual teaching of students.
As I grew as a teacher I tried lots of different strategies to ensure my students loved to learn and were excited by school. One of my favourites was to augment classroom learning by taking students outside.