Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Rule No 1.....When writing on the Whiteboard...


That is what I learned today. Luckily....I did not highlight this to my pupils or there would have been much abuse and slagging. My nails and hands are black from attemping to wipe it off from the board. Thankfully, all I had to write was a line!!!!!!!!

Despite that little accident things are going well, I feel a little more confident taking the classes now as I get to know the pupils. However, I do feel less confident about teaching the actual subject compared to my previous placement - but this is understandable as Bus Ed is my first subject. Now that I am on my computing placement - I am glad.

I have taken on board what my teacher has been saying to me regarding discipline and classroom management - which shows that I am willing to progress and improve.

Monday, February 06, 2006

First lesson

TOday I had my first lesson on my own today, and I crashed and burned. Well not really, but I felt I did. I even had it written down what I was going to say,,,but I did'nt come over well. My class teacher was in the class with me, and she said I was fine.....but I dunno I got some blank looking faces at me. The thing I am finding difficult, is the fact that because I am teaching programming - the kids are moving at all different paces, so delivering a lesson to the whole class is rather difficult. I am starting doing progress checks so that I know what stage everyone is at.

I don't really have much to talk about because nothing really interesting happened today,, good or bad.