Last Sunday I was the guest of educator and storyteller Norah Colvin as part of her new series School Day Reminiscences
Norah asked me about my education and schooling and I had to delve back over 60 years to access those memories… some interesting questions, and I am sure Norah would love to hear from you… here is a snippet and the link to read more…
School Days, Reminiscences of Sally Cronin by Norah Colvin
Welcome to the School Days, Reminiscences series in which my champion bloggers and authors share reminiscences of their school days. It’s my small way of thanking them for their support and of letting you know about their services and publications.
This week, I am pleased to introduce Sally Cronin, author, blogger and supreme supporter of authors and bloggers. Sally is a prolific writer on numerous topics on her blog and in her publications. She seems to have an infinite capacity for supporting other writers with guest posts, reviews, blog visits and comments, and shares on social media. I am constantly in awe of her output and the esteem in which she is held and I am very grateful for the support she provides me in the online world.
I am especially pleased with the timing of Sally’s interview as today 17 March is St Patrick’s Day and Sally is Irish! She even has a lovely book of Tales from the Irish Garden, published late last year.
Before we begin the interview, I’ll allow Sally to tell you a little of herself:
I have lived a fairly nomadic existence living in eight countries including Sri Lanka, South Africa and the USA before settling back here in Ireland. My work, and a desire to see some of the most beautiful parts of the world in the last forty years, has taken me to many more incredible destinations around Europe and Canada, and across the oceans to New Zealand and Hawaii. All those experiences and the people that I have met, provide a rich source of inspiration for my stories.
After a long and very happy career, I took the step to retrain as a nutritional therapist, a subject that I was very interested in, and to make the time to write my first book. Size Matters was a health and weight loss book based on my own experiences of losing 70kilo. I have written another eleven books since then on health and also fiction including three collections of short stories. I am an indie author and proud to be one. My greatest pleasure comes from those readers who enjoy my take on health, characters and twisted endings… and of course come back for more.
Now let’s talk school. First of all, could you tell us where you attended school?
Portsmouth UK (3), Malta, Cape Town South Africa, Preston UK,
Did you attend a government, private or independent school?
All the schools were government.
What is the highest level of education you achieved?
Diplomas in Secretarial Studies and a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy.
What work or profession did you choose after school and was there anything in school that influenced this choice?
I started as a secretary in a dental practice but within a few months started training as a dental nurse which I found more interesting.
What is you earliest memory of school?
Age four arriving at the first class at primary and noticing all the names scratched out on my extremely old desk and my teacher Mrs. Miller.
What memories do you have of learning to read?
Head over and read the rest of the interview and contact Norah about participating: https://norahcolvin.com/2019/03/17/school-days-reminiscences-of-sally-cronin
About Norah Colvin
I am an experienced and passionate educator. I teach. I write. I create.
I have spent almost all my life thinking and learning about thinking and learning.
I have been involved in many educational roles, both in and out of formal schooling situations, always combining my love of teaching and writing by creating original materials to support children’s learning.
Now as I step away from the classroom again, I embark upon my latest iteration: sharing my thoughts about education by challenging what exists while asking what could be; and inviting early childhood educators to support children’s learning through use of my original teaching materials which are now available on my website http://www.readilearn.com.au
Connect to Norah via her websites
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