I remember mentally flicking through all of the training and study I had done throughout my degree, hoping desperately that there might be something, anything, on how to respond in the given situation. Alas, I came up with nothing.
I’ve always enjoyed being in a classroom. I’ve been lucky to have teachers that created these kinds of spaces. It obviously isn’t possible to mention all my teachers or moments in class, so there are many other things that I’ve learnt along the way that were not mentioned in this piece, but I trust that those involved in them know who they are. I’ve kept these things with me and will continue to do so.