Back to my class… In part 1, I admitted that I’d locked students’ computers for more than half a lesson. I stated that I felt this was a good thing, despite my pre-teaching revulsion and horror at such actions. This week, I used CC in LOCKDOWN for more than half a lesson …why? How? On
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Homework does not exist in a vacuum: you cannot do homework for a topic you haven’t learnt yet. I’ve realised (via the PGCE) there is a tightly interdependent triangle of Homework, Lesson, and Curriculum. As far as I can tell, the (never quite openly stated) idea in teacher-training is that a formal Lesson Plan is
It is easy, as a Teacher, to assume that everything your pupils learnt in the last lesson they will still know in the next lesson. For you – slaving over hot lesson plans, repeating the knowledge over and over, before delivering it possibly multiple times within a single week – it’s almost impossible to forget.
18:00 and it’s a constant battle to keep my eyes open. I’m sitting in Starbucks, after large coffee (4th of the day, and had 3 cups of tea since 5:30am), and I’m desperately visiting something, anything on the web to stay awake for a social event that starts at 8pm. Last two Fridays – despite
2 weeks into teaching, and… …sometimes I don’t know what day it is any more. Is it Sunday? Or Wednesday? Where am I supposed to be in now? … in 10 minutes? What have I forgotten? The days and the lessons all blur-together. The commute – sometimes 50 minutes, sometimes 2 hours each way. The