Technology in Education: The Mayonnaise Jar and... →
techedblog: The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class…
(You need some) One, Four, Five: I'm sitting on my... →
thinkbrit: I’m not alone in my wonderings, worries, or questions. In my apprehensions and anxiety. I’m also not alone in my excitement. There are 24 children out there who will walk into our classroom tomorrow. 24 children I will fall in love with and laugh with and learn with and grow…
(You need some) One, Four, Five: So, my friend (a... →
hisnamewasbeanni: She’ll be there for 14-15 weeks, working with Burmese refugee children. Thing is, the school’s just had its funding withdrawn from the Burmese governent. Not all of its funds came from this source, but a large chunk. Enough that the school can no longer afford the rice it needs to feed its…
Diary of a First Year Teacher: What's it Like to... →
teachertoolbox: What’s it Like to Be a First Year Teacher? A colleague of mine is teaching a secondary social studies methods class at a local university this spring. He asked if I and another first year s.s. teacher would be willing to speak to his teacher candidates about what it’s like to be a first year teacher. Here’s what I know so far: Ask for help when you need it Do not isolate...
New Year's Resolutions
After discussing with a few friends about what 2012 will bring and talking about new year resolutions I realised that I do not really have a poignant target for this year. I have a ‘5 year plan’ but now I realised that I need to have something motivational to work towards for this year. So…I’m just going to keep writing some jibberish until I come up with something exciting...
Things that I want to do in the next 5 years
I’ve been reading a lot of motivational blogs and books recent and a lot of research for being and staying motivated is to have ambitions for the future, but also to write them down; somewhat like a tacit contract between myself and my written words. Anyway in the next 5 years this is what I would like to achieve: •Continue to teach for a bit. I’m looking to teach for probably another...
NQT advice cont.
This post is going to be a bit depressing and unnerving but will hopefully give you a heads up on how to prepare for your first day and how to prepare your behaviour management approach. • You will arrive on your first day and not have a clue what to do. Obviously you’ll know how to teach and the basics but it’s the little things that you’ll need to pick up. School routine,...
Tips for NQTs
I am currently in my first teaching post as an NQT. I wasn’t really sure of what to expect except that I knew it would be intense, very intense. This blog and future blogs will just give an insight into being a proper teacher, as opposed to a student teacher. I’ll try to give as many tips for starting your first teaching post; pretty much the things that you weren’t told, ignored...
So far I have had an awesome year. It been long, arduous and stressful at times but the highs of this year have been unimaginably better than last year. After entering my third year at uni (in 2010) I wanted to make the most of the free time and opportunities available to me. So, cutting a long year short, i went on 3 holidays- uni ski trip, lads weekend in brussels and finally an unbelievable 4...
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