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I'm marking the first Teacher Assessment for my Year 6 kids and every. single. one. triggers a mental chorus of OMG OMG OMG D:D:D: I am the worst teacher ever. That's the only explanation for 25/27 kids scoring so abysmally.

Actually want to cry. Think I might.

D-Day

Sep. 4th, 2013 05:38 pm
fadagaski: (blue sky over the sea)
Is it possible to start the school year organised, prepared and ready to hit the ground running?

Year 2 of teaching: so far the answer is no.

Feels

Jun. 29th, 2013 04:37 pm
fadagaski: (klaine smoldering)
Sadness is worrying you're not teaching the kids anything new.

Happiness is getting a phone call from your boyfriend the makes you feel warm and loved.

The end!

Dec. 9th, 2011 09:36 am
fadagaski: (trigun vash thumbs-up)
Yesterday was my last class, my last day, at my first PGCE placement. Just - wow. Where did the month go?

I finished on a really high note. The kids were engaged and responsive and the lesson itself was all mine and it workd so well. I now have limerick calendar anthologies as proof that I can and have taught these kids something new.

It was a happy day.

Now I get to spend the rest of December sleeping. Zzzzzz ....

;_;

Dec. 2nd, 2011 02:13 am
fadagaski: (STOP!)

I just got home from the pub. I didn't even get a break. I have to be up in 4 hours. I'm teaching three classes today. I've been wearing the same trousers for twenty hours straight - not coincidentally the amount of time I worked or was in transit to and from places of work.

I'm so exhausted I want to cry.

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Epiphany!

Nov. 29th, 2011 12:24 am
fadagaski: (trigun vash thumbs-up)
When I first moved back to the UK, I looked for (and found) a job that I didn't have to bring home. When I left the office, everything to do with the job stayed in the office, and that was okay.

It was also a really boring job, but I digress.

I thought teaching would be terrible primarily because you can't help but take it home with you. There isn't a choice. Between planning and resource-making and marking and reports and all that jazz, it's either take it home or not do it. And y'know what I've discovered? I'm okay with that. So long as I get a couple of hours immediately after school to myself, to eat dinner and veg out for a bit, I don't mind being up until midnight making PowerPoint presentations.

In other teaching news, I had my official university observation today. My class was Yr10, and they were sitting their controlled assessment, so there wasn't a great deal for me to be observed on, but I apparently did well and ticked a good few QTS Standards boxes. So I'm happy.

Two more observations tomorrow. Might see if I can get the third in with the second in 5th period. Asking for trouble, perhaps, but better them all out of the way.
fadagaski: (hamster love hearts)

Yesterday I was serenaded by an 11-year-old boy on his ukelele. He sang 'When I'm Cleaning Windows'.

<3

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fadagaski: (STOP!)

Staffroom conversation: "did you see that tranny documentary on tv?"

Fail: "He. She. Whatever."

Fail: "I wouldn't go on tv with that kind of stuff."

Fail: "You must feel really strongly that you're in the wrong body to have this surgery!"

Fail: "Some of the girl ones are quite pretty. One of them doesn't want surgery, she's happy just being a tranny."

They're loudly discussing gender reassignment surgery. The ignorance is utterly astounding, and these people teach our kids. I think a couple are from science ffs!

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