My observation has been scheduled for next week. So now just have to work on sorting out everything for it. Need to start eating and sleeping properly.
I wonder if it happens to everybody that on a Monday you get terrified of teaching? I don’t like taking a break from it…get all nervous!
So this week I have been focusing on trying out different teaching techniques like group work and paired work. Managed to have some success in some classes but I have found that in order for some things to work, it really depends on the class and the time of day. Doing class presentations on a Monday P5 was not the best idea.
It is just I feel that there is always pressure to perform outstandingly in every single lesson and sometimes you just can’t. It is weird because I kind of have been seeing lessons as individual entities and this is kind of what I have got from Warwick. That in every lesson you have to get somewhere and that is just how it goes, regardless of time of day or even the weather. But in school it is so different. It is nice because the teachers are supportive with that Monday P5 lesson. I should have just planned that I wasn’t going to get much done in that lesson and made it quite a mild lesson.
Next time, next time….