As educators, I believe it is so important to not get stuck in a pedagogy rut. This year I did something I've wanted to do for a couple of years - host a pre-service (or student) teacher.
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If you teach teenagers, you know how much easier the job is when your class is on side. If they have your back, and know you have theirs, classroom interactions become less about behaviour management and more about learning. They also become more enjoyable for everyone involved. It can be difficult in the secondary school … Continue reading 3 Top Tips To Get Your Class On Side
Every teacher knows the struggles of being at school while feeling sick. Kudos to those ladies who have survived through the seemingly endless torment of morning sickness! Here is how I've dealt with mine. My morning sickness hasn't been terribly horrific, thankfully! I have yet to actually throw up, but instead I get prolonged almost-going-to-throw-up … Continue reading Dealing With Morning Sickness While Teaching
Last term I had my first opportunity to mentor a pre-service teacher (known as a student teacher in many parts). I know that he learnt a lot, but I think I might have learnt more! It's surprisingly difficult to be helpful to someone when you've never done anything like this before. I certainly stumbled through … Continue reading How to be a Helpful Pre-Service Teacher Supervisor