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#Highlights21 from Taiwan

By Jess Gosling @JessGosling2 Network Lead @WomenEdTW

As we near to the end of 2021, I was pleased to be given the challenge to record my highlights this year, including how I have been #10%Braver and what I have achieved.

A sense of confidence and realisation of 'self'

Through my writing, which includes articles for Diverse Educators, WISEducation, Times Educational Supplement and my book, I have found my voice. I realise that what I have to say and offer matters, is of value, and of interest. This re-ignited passion for writing has preoccupied my mind and fulfilled my spirit.

A step into the limelight

So I joined Twitter, one of the most amazing educational communities I have ever been part of. I have learnt so much in terms of education but also comradeship. I connected with fantastic people and soon realised that many were part of #WomenEd. As Taiwan does not have an active #WomenEd community, I set one up. I connected with an amazing colleague and friend to create the #WomenEd Taiwan team. Teamwork, as my daughter always says, truly does make the dream work. Building this community has been a dream.

A huge decision to move on, out of my safety net

Although I still love Taiwan, there were both personal and professional reasons that make it a good time to move on. I made the decision early, in August. Originally, I was searching for a teaching role, but after speaking with colleagues and working with #WomenEd, I realised I AM GOOD ENOUGH. Even better than good, I'm an excellent practitioner and a team member who naturally leads. I would be an asset to any school. So now I am applying for middle-management roles also.

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Guest - Dr Jill Berry (website) on Saturday, 01 January 2022 16:49

The very best of luck in your search for the right job, Jess! Do get in touch if I can ever support you in any way. And Happy New Year!

The very best of luck in your search for the right job, Jess! Do get in touch if I can ever support you in any way. And Happy New Year!
Monday, 27 March 2023

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