February 25, 2004

In the Beginning

Hey, well basically I have been reading Jenni's blog heaps and I wanted one of my own. I had done a Wiki site when I went to Thailand, but this just seems so much more elegant. I'll probably post a few times a week and it may be full of me moaning about my work, which is at an all girl highschool. Please do not post me requesting pictures of the girls!!!

Anyway, I'll write some more when I'm not supposed to be doing my planning for the day.

Bah, just had a department meeting that went on for a while. We discussed techniques and reasons for 'co-operative learning' and then we actually got on to the science things. My fourth form have a test tomorrow and I fear that they will all fail and it will show what a suck teacher I am. We had a revision lesson for them today and they would not be quiet! It was last period and they just kept talking. I kept most of them in 5 minutes or so, but they were all whining about missing their buses so I had to let them go. Curse them! On the other hand my third form have a test on Friday and I think they will do ok.

I talked to my supervisor and she is going to observe a lesson with me on Friday. I hope I don't do too badly. It is strange, I have been teaching for about a month now, and this is the first time I have been assessed. I didn't have any of my practicums at this school so none of the teachers have seen me at work (except that some of them have as they wander past my room, or wait for me outside to finish). I gave my fifth form a telling off about homework today so they were quite good for the rest of the lesson. Hopefully this good behaviour lasts until after my observation.

I'm really pleased to have this blog. Hopefully it won't be filled with too much boring teacher stuff. Soon I will have my computer set up at home and I'll be able to work on it there. While updating it at school I mostly seem to be able to think of only school things.

Posted by giffy at February 25, 2004 09:17 AM | TrackBack