Andrea Magee

Andrea Magee

BEd Stranmillis University College, Belfast trained primary teacher.
MA Masters in Education, University of Turku, Finland.
Teaching experience in Lithuania, Austria & Switzerland.

“Teaching seems to require the sort of skills one would need to pilot a bus full of live chickens backwards, with no brakes, down a rocky road through the Andes while providing colorful and informative commentary on the scenery.”

Franklin Habit sums it up perfectly in a way that only teachers can truly understand. When we can find the humour and positives, while still admitting to the challenges we face daily, we become more like the educators we aspire to be, almost without even trying. I have learned (and am still learning!) to laugh with children and parents, to reveal more of my personality and to embrace joy in education.

That’s what EmJoy is all about and we, as teachers and educators, can inspire each other to find more joy in our demanding jobs!