June 21, 2011

3RD APRIL DIARY ENTRY – INTERVIEW PREP

This is my first interview tomorrow. I have prepared as much as I can. I know about this knew school inside and out. I have practised my answers for possible interview questions. I am nervous, and I have a seriously long day ahead of me.

I have to leave at 6, to travel down to London for the interview. We shall see how it goes.

Now I begun to receive some sort of students teacher relationship, I feel bad leaving the year 11s. And aswell the year 9s.

I had an observation with my year 9 class the other day. I really thought about how I would engage them in the class. I differentiated, I used assessment for learning, I used different kinds of tasks, I used music, I used timers, I pulled out all the stops.

I thought it went amazing, I even heard one students say 'this is what media should be about'. We learnt about target audience, USP, colours and advertising/marketing. They had to make a fragrance for a particular target audience, and every student was interested, on task, involved, and showed a full understanding of the tasks, learning objectives, and even thanked me on the way out of the class room.

So, this is why I feel bad leaving my students, they keep telling me how they ahev been neglected by their normal teacher, and asked me if I would ever be off. Fortunately I dont teach year 9 or 11 tomorrow, so maybe they wont notice I am away!

Update tomorrow on my progress!!! wish me luck...

However - all i forgot to do, i even put it on my ppt, i even had it on my sheet, was read out the learning objectives. I could not believe it!!!! It was have been a great lesson...I feel lik'' im banging my head against a wall again.

I have had no one to introduce me to the classes, what they are doing, where they are, what their names are... and I am being cut no slack...it definitely wasn't a failed lesson.... but im being told its not good enough...

Still, my relationship with my students is getting stronger, just year 10 and yr 12 to pull back... but when you are told repeatedly that the classes you have are awful, and youll never get anything out of them, and are pointed out particular students... it is such a great feeling when you know you have got them engaged, and that they are beginning to try things for you they wouldnt for anyone else.


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