Islay Goldsmith began a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) at BTI in early February. Now six weeks into her study, Islay continues this month’s theme by reflecting on her foray into her unexpected new beginning as a teacher in training.
I am a Christian. I am a mother of two gorgeous and hilarious children. I have a degree in psychology and thought that would be a good ‘stay-at-home’ mum’s degree. But my life changed and I am now on my own with my two children, and need to bring home the bacon. For the past two years I have been studying accounting extramurally with Massey – because I thought I’d like to have nice bacon =D But in November of last year while studying for final exams I had a powerful epiphany that instead of being an accountant I could TEACH accounting. It’s more suited to my talents and my need for variety. I moved in faith and everything fell into place to bring me here, where I am now studying a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) at BTI.