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It is so annoying. And it is not good to hear that people already have interviews when mine hasn't even been sent off !
I have applied to two SCITTS in the North East and Newcastle! Are places really competitive where you have applied? Newcastle only has seven places !
Which languages do you want to teach? I want to continue with French and Spanish .
Hi! Sorry I didn't reply sooner, I haven't been on TSR lately.
Nice you meet you too! At this rate though it looks unlikely I'll get considered for an interview because my secondary referee seems to be refusing to acknowledge my emails!! My tutor has literally just done his, which is a positive.
How is your application going? Where have you applied?
Ahh no. I guess some people don't manage to get realistic experience, so they never quite learn to cope before they have it all thrown at them during NQT year. I work with someone in that position now. So my experience would be to volunteer and work in schools as much as possible. Even in a role that's different to teaching! I actually did the GTP so I think my training was a bit different to what you might expect on the PGCE.
During your PGCE get as much experience as possible so that you have plenty of insight when you come to apply for a job. For example, I worked with the KS3 coordinator, Head of Physics, G&T coordinator, Head of Department and Head of Chemistry, so I managed to have input in a lot of different ways, which helped me to develop too
I managed to get a July start job so didn't find it very difficult, obviously, but networking with other trainees helps a lot (my school couldn't keep me on). I had actually already moved out before training, and then I moved 60 odd miles away for my current job, so yeah supporting myself - it's do-able once you're earning a wage My friend is currently doing the PGCE and is renting in London, but she might be getting some grants as a Maths trainee
Haha some of those hobbies are a few years old, but yeah I find time to do what I need and want to do. You have to prioritise and remember that doing things ahead of time might be worth it, but apart from that it's all going ok
Are you an NQT?
"The Sex Doctor is here to help you solve your horniness with the hottest methods.
I need an appointment, doctor!"
Made me crease.
I don't wish I did Physics. Someone wrote that on my profile while I was logged in on their laptop.
Yeah, I didn't want my face on here anymore so I took them off...
Well given that a 5 is the minimum pass grade i would have thought it was a D or an E. I dont know though.
"Stop that nonsensical babbling about consciousness"
"About the consciousness thing, fair enough."
Anyway, the MRI scans are not what prove consciousness to exist. The MRI scans are a way of observing consciousness, but we don't need them to know that consciousness exists. Consciousness is defined in the colloquial sense and we all know what it is; our interaction with our environment. Are you trying to say that brains do not interact with their environment?
Suffering caused by humans is not more important than suffering not caused by humans, and besides, the suffering caused by humans on other animals is not significant in comparison to the suffering imposed by their way of life (being eaten all the time, not having enough to eat themselves, being cold, wretched, thirsty, in pain, etc.). All we can do as humans is not torture animals. There is no point degrading the quality of our own well-being in order to carry out the feel-good gesture (like giving money to a starving kid in the hope that poverty will be eradicated) of not eating meat.
You're trying to argue that my definition of consciousness is unsupported by science, which is to say that we are not conscious. However, I and almost everybody else - colloquially, that is - define consciousness to be our interaction with the world based on sensory inputs. As soon as you grant this rather obvious premise, you will realise that it can be measured and observed just like any other natural phenomenon. But what is the argument here, anyway? Are you trying to say that humans are not conscious or something?
Obesity and depression don't come close. While bad, they are minor problems in comparison to things like lack of drinking water, widespread AIDS, civil war, famine, etc. By the way, animals like cows and monkeys are also open to this kind of suffering to quite a high degree. I have already spelled out why I don't think we should be spending much energy preventing it, which is this:
Reducing animals' suffering by an iota is not a major achievement. Trying to reduce worldwide animal suffering is like trying to drain the world's oceans using a teaspoon. Sure, you may be able to reduce the amount of water in the oceans by taking a few drops out and putting it in your bucket, but you won't have made any significant headway, and you never will.
I don't recall using consciousness as my justification for prioritising humans over other animals.
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