November 01, 2010
What a half term...I feel like I have had one day off, not a week. I have however got ever so slightly closer to completing my QTS standards. I have managed somehow to pass my Numeracy test. HA! It is a miracle. It really is. So I did do something productive this half term.
I am meant to be designing 2 leasson plans for this week to teach to a media production class. I am so stuck and I have no idea what to do...I need a lesson plan fairy. Or just to do it and fail miserably and take heed of the criticism I receive afterwards.
I am in limbo, I'm in the media office, no one knows me, I'm waiting for my mentor and I feel ever so slightly awkward. Am I meant to be waiting here or in her room. Am I meant to have completed these plans or not? Where am I? What the hell am i doing? I think I should stop thinking so much...
October 18, 2010
I have only just realised that I don't have to keep writing follow ups from other entries, I can just click 'create new entry'. What a dodo. So I hope it had been coming out okay?
My day was tiring, exciting, not in any way how I imagined it, and I had to wait a long time, and be very nice to a lot of valuable people to get a subject mentor. And by jove, I got a subject Mentor. She is very very lovely, knows her stuff and we seem to have a very friendly professional relationship already. I hope after she looks at the subject mentor handbook she doesn't throw it back at my particularly round head. After all, neither of the media people seemed to know I was even coming in today, just 'soon'.
However, I had a great day, first with BTEC First Diploma Level 2 students doing creative media production, then in the afternoon with some very social Level 1 students, who managed to make me laugh more then I have in a while. It was lovely to see my belief in the importance of applied learning come to life.
I must admit, I felt much more nervous around the staff then when I got to talk to the students. I found this quite amusing. Although, the media department made me feel extremely welcome, and I couldn't thank Neil the Computer games man enough for our brilliant talk about computer games. Bayonetta!
I also received a scheme of work for the level 2 BTEC Creative media production. Shame I didnt get it Friday. That would have been sweeeeet. No but seriously my mentor is hooking me up, specs for boththe main courses I will be observing, coincimentally Edexcel, (just the awarding body I have books for already, score!) and information on the learners on each class. And a shiny new college card with a horrific mugshot of me shining on it.
I hope everyone else had a less stressfull but just as lovely day as me...to be continued!