all pretentiousness aside


The idea of teaching is scary enough without the constant worry that you don't know enough. This blog was created to post ideas, lesson plans and things that didn't go so well so teachers can discuss, plan and contribute to a greater learning experience. Oh, and to share those hilarious stories that always start with "and ONE student in my class..."

Ask me anything

Shiny

I hate prac and want to quit.

Thank god for Harry.

That is all.

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Trying to please a fantastic tutor

I had the best university tutor ever, and as our assignment is worth 100% of our grade, I am INCREDIBLY STRESSED.

But it is done. A full Persuasive Text unit plan for year 10.

HUZZAH

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fuckyeahgifseverywhere:

oh god, it’s so close.

Two Unit Plans
Six weeks of prac
SO CLOSE

fuckyeahgifseverywhere:

oh god, it’s so close.

Two Unit Plans

Six weeks of prac

SO CLOSE

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Team Teaching entry #1

Team Teaching is not the easiest thing to understand. NO JOKE.

I have been researching it for the last week and a half. It seems there is no concluding evidence or information about it or how it affects students. Lots on how to talk to colleagues (p.s. you should not have to be taught how to work with colleagues) but as my ST teammate (that’s student teacher teammate for those playing at home) are already friends/ have worked together that isn’t entirely helpful research. So here are the things I need to know before April:

1. How do we present a united front, i.e. how do we make it easier for students to understand we are BOTH in charge and not have it confuse them?

2. How do we utilise our skills to make it incredibly vibrant/ energised classroom?

Any help on this front would be greatly appreciated! Let me know of stories as well, what worked, what didn’t?

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Grahhhhhh!

I HATE ALL OF MY PRAC/ TEACHER CLOTHES.

What am I meant to do? I refuse to lose my own style on the basis of teaching. Clothes are a representation of your identity, and I don’t think losing that to look corporal is a good message for kids.

"oh hey guys, yeah I look and feel uncomfortable but make sure you are yourselves!"

HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP

I teach drama and am NOT a fan of pants, I love dresses and colour and things slightly out of the ordinary. For example I have tinkerbell converse. That kind of cutesy different.

Fashionistas unite! save the poor drama teacher!

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Consider things from another point of view?

I received some of the greatest teaching advice ever today. I mean EVER. Yes, I am in my fourth year but hey, it’s never too late.

We’re working through the ultra fun topic that is DIFFERENTIATION. Hoorah.The one thing I couldn’t stop thinking was, since I teach high school the students do notice when they are grouped by ‘skill level’ and I don’t want to put someone in a situation where they feel dumb. I couldn’t get past it, and couldn’t work out how to work around it. Hence the awesome advice and a fantastic segway:

"CREATE A CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT THAT EMBRACES ALL THE DIFFERENCES WITHIN THE CLASS BE IT RELIGION, SKIN COLOUR, HAIR COLOUR OR ABILITY"

I can’t believe I didn’t even consider that option… thank goodness I have a full year of study left so I can reconsider everything!

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