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November 29, 2010

Mad week!

Howdy,

Well it transpires I haven't been able to record a blog entry in 1 week. What the? Flaming work is getting in the way, and I want to reflect god dammit! My angle of incidence hasn't always equalled my angle of reflection in the last 7 days, but it has certainly been a crazy week, and one from which I have learned a lot.

On reflection, I can conclude the following.....

1. Next year will be easier than this one.

2. A full day of teaching is knackering. Make sure you have plenty to drink when you get the opportunity.

3. A well prepared and planned lesson goes much smoother than one you've thrown together the night before. However, that rather mean dimension of time, which refuses to stand still, will not allow us to prepare thoroughly all the time, so at some point, accept what you have done and move on.

4. Year 7's are hilarious.

5. I love my year 10 BTEC class, formerly known as 'nightmares'.

6. The Myton staff indoor cricket have stormed to title glory with a 1 run victory over Trinity - moral of the story, never give up (we were dead and buried with 3 overs left!)

7. I am happy with my MA topic of Peer Assessment (decided on Friday). Look forward to doing a bit of research on it.

8. I need to maintain professionalism at all times. Upset a fellow staff member last week (my mentor infact) through the medium of cheeky sarcasm (me, sarcastic? :-) ). It's all sorted now mind!

9. Chelsea are pants. Hate this.

10. There are times when workload beats you up. I found it best to take a step back, have a break, and go back to it. Writing lesson plans and evaluations, sorting slides out, resources, marking, uni essays.... Prioritize. Thankfully, some of the teachers in with me realized I wasn't as prepared as per usual and helped with the lessons instead of giving me full reign as I have had for the last couple of weeks or so.

11. I'm dreading 20+ lessons in a week. 14 in 4 days were more than enough!

12. Snow is ruining my hopes for some golf time. Just inconsiderate.

13. Still have no clue as to where my complementary placement is. Perhaps nobody wants me? Wouldn't blame them to be honest.

Anyway, need to go away and work on my lessons on waves, light, hippos, catalysts, electrolysis, parallel circuits and circular motion.

Oh and sort a plasterer for my kitchen ceiling. Bathroom getting done = burst pipe = ruined kitchen. All in all, a pretty good Saturday! At least the England top order showed more backbone than the plasterboard

Have a good week,

Steve


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