Sunday, February 19, 2006

Good things happen to those who...........

Blog!!!!

When I got a phonecall from David Muir at school, I thought "what have I done?". Blogging thats what I did, anyway to cut a long story short, David recommended me to Learning Teaching Scotland to write a new article for the website/email bulletin. So I did, and the article is ready for publication. So I have blogging to thank (and David Muir) for making me a published article writer person, which I will be able to include in my personal Portfolio!!!!!!!!! Now, I am heading for a TV documentary!!!!!!!! Would the makers of Teacher Teacher (a documentary following Student Teachers which was on in November) like to do another series following the life of a probation Student??????? I think it is an excellent idea.

ANYHOO..

My first "crit" is on Tuesday,...and I don't think I have been more prepared for one yet. I just need to remember my timings and not talk for too long. It is not the most exciting of lessons - but it was appropriate for the stage and level of the class. As all my pupils are at different stages I decided do to a lesson which everyone could complete. Here's hoping that the computers are working, because what do you do in computing if the computers don't work??????????

I must start thinking of a back-up plan!!!!!!!

Only 3 more weeks, that's 14 days ( we miss out one friday) till I finish my second placement. TO think...I was dreading my computing placement (and Doing Programming) BUT programming is turning out to be a great subject to teach. The funny thing is that I actually understand it, which I did not have a scoobie doo (clue) when I was studying it last year. I never understood what a Variable was until I had to explain it to the kids!!!!!

5 comments:

Chris said...

Good luck tomorrow...
Done mine today, it was a satisfactory...oh well...can't wait til 9th March...

Duncan__ said...

Congrats on the LTS article! You must add a link on your blog, so that we can see it. (And fingers crossed for the crit tomorrow.)

David said...

Well done Lesley

In fact you seem to have got two articles for the price of one! Top Tips and To Probation and Beyond.

Excellent stuff.

David said...

Interested to note your comments on understanding variables better after you've taught it. As teachers could we use this effect to our pupils advantage? How can we get them teaching each other?

LesleyJ said...

If I understand it better when I try to explain it to the kids - then surely they will possibly experience the same thing. I think because programming is such an individual activity - we can get the ones who understand it to explain it to the ones who don't understand. In fact - not just programming all subjects!!!