After completing some very targeted professional development, I plied my skills and my newfound knowledge to developing a whole new work program for year 8 science.
Reflecting on our practice is an integral part of being a teacher. We need to critically think about our successes, challenges, and future directions.
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
The last day of our incredible week dawned bright and cool. We were used to this false weather by now though, the day would eventually get up to 37°C. That didn't really matter though - we were to spend the day mostly indoors sharing our activities! Saying Goodbye - with amazing PD opportunities! There were … Continue reading STEM X Day 5 – Sharing Resources and Saying Goodbye
The fourth day of our program had a much more relaxed timetable than the first three. It was lovely to be able to slow down a bit and consolidate everything we'd learned so far. Breakfast was back to normal today, and many people were out early for walks or runs on our second last day … Continue reading STEM X Day 4 – Physics, More Space, and Formal Dinner