All entries for October 2010

October 14, 2010

apply this

Another great day spent learning about the in's and out's of media studies GCSE and A-Level (int context of applied learning), learnt a lot and drawed a lot. Is that even a word? I must ask an english and drama student the next time they steal our seminar room....

Lots and lots of post-it note fun was had by all:


Really unpacked those qualifications today, which was ace, so i'm adding them to the memory banks with the CMD and BTEC.

Also finished my schemes of work and sent it in. Fingers crossed its alright. Another great day.

Blog out.

October 12, 2010


After spending a day reading, making notes, and generally beating myself around the head with pastoral care and the role of the year 7 form tutor, one word keeps repeating itself, over and over and over:


The good news is i passed my CCT1 (thanks for the email Andy), but the bad news is i'm finding CCT2 gerbraing hard. Here's hoping i can crack it before it cracks me.

Back to the grind stone.

Adios bloggers.

October 11, 2010

11th october – schemes of whatnow?

So, the schemes of work are in this week. And the core assignment. And we just had a lecture on the first masters assignment. And we got our first placements. And my eye won't stop twitching. And i can't sleep without dreaming about resource lists and learning objectives, and activities, and tasks, and....

All work and no play make iain go crazy.

But it's all good. I feel like i've turned the proverbial corner with schemes of work this past few days. There might be a metaphorical mugger waiting around it to alleviate me of my metaphorical mobile and wallet, but the jokes on them because HSBC rang yesterday to tell me some fraudsters got access to my card, so HA.... Oh oh. My eye's twitching again.....

I think the lack of sleep has got to my poor stressed out brain.

I'm really looking forward to going to my first placement now, and i'm even excited about starting my masters. Is excited the right word? And I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into some BTEC's and diploma's now, i feel like its starting to make a bit of sense. Things are moving forward. I had a great lesson about the diploma on friday, and i really enjoyed the differentiation lesson on thursday too. So, all good. 

Now, back to the schemes of work. Oh oh. Why won't my mac start? 

Watch this space for more secondary PGCE themed mental breakdown.

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