25th March PP2 – DIARY ENTRY
I have had a breakthrough, I have been given a mentor, albeit one who is never is class with me, or knows anything abotu media... however I have had my first 2 week late observation, and another since then. As it turns out my teaching has been quite good.
My year 11s have started to turn around. There is one girl in particular who has become a persoanl mission of mine. She is on the ABC list - a list of pupils who are on final warning before being permanently expelled. I have let them listen to music in class, and presented them with more detaield worksheets, differentiated to every students, and I have one to one meetings with them in class every week to se where they have got up to, and what they haev to do to improve. From the first meeting to the second meeting, all stduents have moved up to a distinction. I am particularly proud of my ABC girl, who has had her work deleted 3 times, and has got on with putting her coursework back together again.
She seems to have finally got some respect for me. I haev told her I am going to ring her mum if she carries on with this behaviour for another week. We shall see when the novelty of music and a new teacher kicks in. Although, I didnt leave my year 11 class quite so tight chested today.