November 10, 2010

Mentor meeting

I have just had my first mentor meeting, with lots of helpful advice and tips. My first piece of actual teaching is later today, so I thought that it was a good time to summarise what I have done, and what I have learnt so far.

Summary of placement so far

to be continued

Summary of Discussion

Taking over lessons
  • Yr 7 10 mins Wed 10/11; 30 mins Thu 11/11
  • Yr 10 from Fri 12/11: starting Unit 2F
  • Yr 11 Physics: after mocks ~2 weeks
  • Yr 12 Further Maths: 2 lessons on M1 (18/11, 22/11)
  • Yr 12 Physics: sort with Chris Bishop
Lesson planning
  • Clear objective at start of each topic and each lesson
  • How best to use your hour: initial questioning to establish previous knowledge
  • What activities to reach objective
  • How does it need tweaking for individuals

Agreed action points

  1. Adapt lesson plan to suit your groups
  2. Lesson notes—include details of questions
  3. Clear objectives in own mind—communicated to group

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