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I found this video helpful - I don't line the students up outside the classroom either despite it being a school procedure as noted on a poster in every classroom. I have come to teaching in my 50's after previously being an engineer and my prior experiences have pretty much formed my character so things like 'don't smile until Easter' just don't resonate with me. It has still been challenging to get the kids to engage with the work (Maths) but I feel that I have recently been making some real progress with my delivery which has been reflected in the kid's engagement. I have to say that this has probably been due to adopting some of the 'best practice' things suggested to me while still being me (not an angry person).
I get that Ed. I used to laugh at the attitude some 'experienced' teachers would display - "I can't get my students to do X because other teachers don't get students to do X." Set your own expectations, I say and don't sweat the small stuff.
Plans definitely go out the window, more times than not. But I think the best thing to realise this is that that is ok. I know I definitely get frustrated and then that impacts the vibe of my lesson and my students pick up on that. I like the last message of finding you and work with what you have. Definitely have felt in trouble a lot but I like starting with what you have got and go with it.
These are great reflections, Isabella.
Aim to be an intellect not a technician. Give things a go and reflect and learn, then implement the adjustments.
Being a beginner teacher, I need to know what my strengths are and chip away at my TPACK every day.
Excellent takeaways there Lina.
I was very lucky in that I found myself by the time I finished uni. It was not an easy road as I ended up completing two final pracs, However I felt that I learnt so much through trial by fire that when it came time to teach as a qualified teacher I taught my own way and have continued to ever since. This doesn't by any stretch mean that I have everything figured out, I have a long career ahead of me It just means I am comfortable and passionate to learn as well as teach.
Oh wow: 'However I felt that I learnt so much through trial by fire that when it came time to teach as a qualified teacher I taught my own way and have continued to ever since' ... ain't that the truth!
Love the quote "Who am I, what have I got? and who are they, what do they need?"
This was my main takeaway, yes there is content that 'NESA' says the students "need" but I am there to decide when and how much to show the students 'why' they need it. I think being an authentic leader in demonstrating the love of learning is a big step in the right direction to get students engaged.
yep, "Who am I, what have I got? and who are they, what do they need?" is a great mantra of questions!