Monday, May 22, 2006

My last week....as a student teacher.

Ok, so as my last crit has been completed....I can simply relax and enjoy my last week of teaching...before I return in August and actually get paid for it.. How scary!!!! To be honest...I am looking forward to it, having my own classes, getting to know the kids, implement my own rules and routines etc etc. I know that it is going to be tough, seeing as I won't have another teacher to take on the discipline...so I will just have to deal with things.

I am sad to leave the school that I am in right now, because a) the majority of kids are good kids and b) the department that I am in are fantastic. The teacher's in my department are the kind of teachers that I want to be. They are all very relaxed, love their job, and the pupils seem to like them too. Which is what teaching should be about.... I am still far off, from being one...but hopefully in my probation year I will still be able to improve. You can't be expected to be a great teacher just after a few weeks of being in the classroom, like any other profession - it takes practice and experience. I have learnt that in teaching, you have good days and bad days and you have good lessons and bad lessons - and not to beat myself up about the bad days. I can do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On a non- teaching note. I completed my first ever 10k race yesterday at the Glasgow Women's 10k. Today I am a little sore and have huge blisters, but it was all worth it. It was so much fun. I ran the whole way...and I am not sure of my time (find out tonight) but I am sure it was just under an hour....I am so pumped up that I am entering another one!!!! Recomend it to anyone.

6 comments:

Bob Bloggs said...

Good luck for your probationary year when it comes. Lets hear how you get on please.

Anonymous said...

Hey Lesley,

Nice to read your musings occassionally, i wish I had time to read more. Yes I do think you should continue in probation. Has it helped you? Is it worth it for you?

I am thinking about starting a blog during probation. Have any of your pupils found your blog? I notice you have a picture & stuff, but you clearly don't write with the expectation that they might read it. I am a bit concerned that I'd write about the behaviour management issues I'm having & that might undermine me in the classroom. Maybe if I start a blog I should go incognito!

Cheers,

Simon.
(the guy who abandoned computing for maths. A proper geek!)

OLi said...

Lesaleeeee you'll fine my love. If you can cope with me you can cope with anything. Stay tuned on the final day for an interesting fact about me.

MWAH

duffy said...

Best of luck to you! I cannot wait for my probationary year!
P.S - My sister opened that race! ha ha

Chris said...

Congrats on the race - and on your progress this year. Do keep the blog up - I found that most pupils were far less geeky than they liked to think they were, and the ones who read blogs were the Duffy-type! (Sorry, duffy ...;-)

duffy said...

You mean the ones who couldn't be bothered with adolescence? Yes... that's me!

PS - never have been a 'geek' and never will be! Just can't be bothered with pretending to be stupid ;-)