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    (Original post by pgce2013)
    I mean staff, I just feel as if I am between being a student and employee but without any rights. We are in a difficult situation whilst on placement. I wouldn't like to disclose my subject however I am in secondary.

    It's not all doom and gloom, I enjoy seeing pupils tick and grasp a concept.

    You mentioned you are on schools direct so will be treated more like you are part of the team and hopefully your hard work acknowledged. Remember your first few weeks will be the hardest, you will feel like giving up. Once you've made the first few weeks it will get easier.

    First weeks are difficult because :

    New routines
    Getting to know pupils
    Getting to know the building
    Getting your head around your timetable and classes
    Starting to teach
    Lesson planning
    Data sheets
    Seating plans
    Behaviour management ( it's vital you get this in order to make your life easier, even if it means taking time out)
    Understating SOW
    New staff

    The list is endless, however after a few weeks the list above will be narrowed.


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    Thanks so much for taking the time to reply. It really is appreciated. It sound pretty much like I expected - a lot to get your head around and take on board and a LOT of hard work. Believe me, I am not expecting a walk in the park! All the best, good luck with your final term. I'm sure you'll make an excellent teacher.
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    Panicking about my interview lesson. At a complete dead end with it

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    (Original post by outlaw-torn)
    Panicking about my interview lesson. At a complete dead end with it

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    What do you have to do?

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    (Original post by outlaw-torn)
    Panicking about my interview lesson. At a complete dead end with it

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    Don't overthink it or worry about being 'outstanding'. Interview lessons are just for them to get a flavour of how you teach, how you communicate with pupils, how you adapt and respond to situations that might arise.

    Just make sure learning takes place, that you assess that learning during the lesson and have a clear learning objective which feeds into everything you do in that lesson.

    Smile, try and enjoy it and it will be over in a flash.
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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    What do you have to do?

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    It's a 40 minute lesson, just on a very obscure/broad topic!

    I'm just trying to think of some good ways to show progress. I have differentiation sorted.


    (Original post by Steveluis10)
    Don't overthink it or worry about being 'outstanding'. Interview lessons are just for them to get a flavour of how you teach, how you communicate with pupils, how you adapt and respond to situations that might arise.

    Just make sure learning takes place, that you assess that learning during the lesson and have a clear learning objective which feeds into everything you do in that lesson.

    Smile, try and enjoy it and it will be over in a flash.

    Thank you! I am definitely starting to over-think it I'm putting way too much pressure on myself just because it's my old secondary school and I guess I just want to impress them.
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    (Original post by outlaw-torn)
    It's a 40 minute lesson, just on a very obscure/broad topic!

    I'm just trying to think of some good ways to show progress. I have differentiation sorted.





    Thank you! I am definitely starting to over-think it I'm putting way too much pressure on myself just because it's my old secondary school and I guess I just want to impress them.
    Display lesson objectives/success criteria at the start. Ask them to state where they think they are at this point, writing it on a post-it note. Stress that it is okay to be at the bottom because they'll be at the top by the end
    As a plenary, tell them to write a sentence which explains where they are now and how/why they think they have improved this lesson.
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    How many days have you guys missed of school other than for official reasons like going uni? I'm terribly ill and have missed the last two and kinda worried. But I guess if you're ill, you're ill - we're human after all.

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    (Original post by qwerty_mad)
    How many days have you guys missed of school other than for official reasons like going uni? I'm terribly ill and have missed the last two and kinda worried. But I guess if you're ill, you're ill - we're human after all.

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    I haven't missed a day. However, I am aware we are allowed about 5 days.


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    (Original post by pgce2013)
    I haven't missed a day. However, I am aware we are allowed about 5 days.


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    And does that account for illnesses? I've missed three - one for an interview and two due to illness.

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    I don't think interviews or days at uni count as an absence. Illness does though. Get well soon

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    (Original post by outlaw-torn)
    I don't think interviews or days at uni count as an absence. Illness does though. Get well soon

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    Thanks. Hopefully back in action tomorrow.

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    Anyone thinking of doing supply after they qualify?

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    (Original post by qwerty_mad)
    And does that account for illnesses? I've missed three - one for an interview and two due to illness.

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    Yes 5 days for illness, interviews are separate


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    Back teaching today - computer malfunction meant a 60 minute lesson became a 40 minute lesson but it went ok. Second lesson went really well, quickly back in the spring of things. Got 4/5 periods teaching tomorrow so that should be stressful.

    Still, once I get past my tutor coming in next week I'll see the finishing line. Just need to catch up on about 15 lesson evaluations
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    (Original post by Steveluis10)
    Back teaching today - computer malfunction meant a 60 minute lesson became a 40 minute lesson but it went ok. Second lesson went really well, quickly back in the spring of things. Got 4/5 periods teaching tomorrow so that should be stressful.

    Still, once I get past my tutor coming in next week I'll see the finishing line. Just need to catch up on about 15 lesson evaluations
    Haha that's exactly what I'm doing now! I've been chosen for moderation, so need to get my folder up to scratch!

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    This week has been chaos. So much to do it's not even funny.

    Managed to get my assignment done (though it's not great), marked year 8 and 9 books, planned all my year 8 lessons for this week including the one my tutor is coming to see.

    Still to plan:

    3 x year 10 lessons
    3 x year 7
    3 x year 9

    Evidence file to sort out for this week for third review

    About 4 weeks worth of lesson evaluations to do.

    30 more school days and counting
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    last placement is making me want to wave the little white flag! I don't know how I'm going to cope a further 8 weeks! I've cried everyday at some point :-/ and now I have kid germs! Someone put me out of my misery :-/ x
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    (Original post by Frankenstein)
    last placement is making me want to wave the little white flag! I don't know how I'm going to cope a further 8 weeks! I've cried everyday at some point :-/ and now I have kid germs! Someone put me out of my misery :-/ x
    I really don't want to go back 2mrw. I have 4 more weeks to go


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    Four more weeks of constant surveillance and being told I need to be more organised etc. Slightly difficult when I have to work on weekends just to survive!
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    I feel so sad that governmental interference of every colour over the last years has left education in this state, where those who are coming into the profession and should be keen, eager and enthusiastic are being broken like this before they even start.
 
 
 
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