November 03, 2010

Chinese Democra–blog

Apologies for the delay, I’ve been a bit swamped recently but I’m going to power through a few, slightly shorter than usual entries and then have a bath, but that’s not really relevant.

This week I got the feedback from bothCCT1, the report on my Initial School Experience andSCT1my first lesson plan. Overall my personal tutor was quite positive aboutCCT1however he disagreed with my paragraph on use of language. I had commented on several teacher’s habits of Finally teachers often use unusual or antiquated language for example “Hack me off” as inoffensive alternatives to expletives. My tutor said that he recognised my point but warned against using colloquial language. This stressed the difference between the teaching styles favoured by various teachers. Embarrassingly I also made a misspelling and missed a line when I was proof reading.

The feedback I received onSCT1confirmed that I struggle with my timings. I expected this to be the case as without much experience delivering a lesson plan I struggled to know how long I could speak to the class without them losing interest. I had tried to make the activities elastic so I would be able to extend or contract them to suit the lesson’s progression. This had limited success but with experience and practice I recon I’ll get there.

I also carried out my Microteaching this week but I’ll blog about that when I’ve seen the recording. This weeks’s advice comes from my dad “When you’re dealing with geese you just need to show them that you’re in-charge and they’ll respect you” I wonder if that’ll work with school kids?

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