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January 12, 2011

Parental Advice

Well the puppet donkey was a hit. My mastery of puppeteering was a sight to behold.

Just wanted to quickly reflect on a first for me today. A parent's evening.

After teaching 4 lessons (3 I was happy with, 1 was a bit shoddy) today at my complimentary school, I headed back to Myton to help out on year 9 parent's evening. I am particularly fond of this class, who are the group of students I taught first, and have taught the most so far. Having that much time with them has meant I know their personalities, their strengths and weaknesses. Overall a lovely class with some cracking personalities.

What was great though was to meet the parents. They were all very receptive to what I had to say, and I did alongside the student's other science teacher. It was interesting as what I noticed in a student would be the polar opposite for the other. Seating plans it turns out play an important part. One disengaged student in my colleagues class works amazingly in mine, and it turns due to the people the child sat next too in each class. In my class they have developed a fantastic working relationship where they support each other and do amazing group work. The love of Physics was good to hear, triumphing over Biology hands down!! So am happy with that!

Anyway, off to Russia now to plan 4 lessons for tomorrow.... Moscow.

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