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    (Original post by sunfowers01)
    I'm willing to offer an ear if needed. What's your subject?

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    Thank you!

    Computing/ICT :|

    I remember in my last assignment my tutor said I passed and did well and this girl who was really struggling I showed her mine and helped her and now that I need help she's ignoring me..
    I feel kinda peed she basically used me sighs

    I know there are 2 weeks left, but seems like the hardest 2 weeks.
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    (Original post by Sam89)
    Thank you!

    Computing/ICT :|

    I remember in my last assignment my tutor said I passed and did well and this girl who was really struggling I showed her mine and helped her and now that I need help she's ignoring me..
    I feel kinda peed she basically used me sighs

    I know there are 2 weeks left, but seems like the hardest 2 weeks.
    Do you use teach ict for your teaching resources? Its helped me out so many times with ideas for activities/worksheets etc what lessons are you struggling to plan? Im training in it and cs too so i might be able to help?
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    Do you use teach ict for your teaching resources? Its helped me out so many times with ideas for activities/worksheets etc what lessons are you struggling to plan? Im training in it and cs too so i might be able to help?
    I do use teach ict but it's limited without subscription :\

    2 lessons I'm stressing about are, diary management software and one on conditional formatting in spreadsheets with year 7's that one is stressing me out the most I'm awful with spreadsheets.
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    (Original post by Sam89)
    I do use teach ict but it's limited without subscription :\

    2 lessons I'm stressing about are, diary management software and one on conditional formatting in spreadsheets with year 7's that one is stressing me out the most I'm awful with spreadsheets.
    Conditional formatting i mixed in with modelling. At my school we do a bakery and have a basic model with costs for 1 cake and a second column thats conditionally formatted to a value of cakes that you enter yourself. Kids like that as they like cakes and so the conditinal formatting gets put together with some questions. Format and then get them to enter values and check so like if i have to make 50 cakes, how much flour do i need? How much is it going to cost me to make 25 cakes? Etc. How does that sound?
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    Had a sucky observation yesterday that I'm really upset about. The teacher was only half paying attention to me and didn't pick up on half of the things that I had going on. Ugh.

    Anyway, almost done now. Just need to come up with christmas things for my final year 8 and year 9 lessons this week and then three lessons for my year 7s. I'm thinking game in scratch for year 9, something in fireworks for my year 7s and I have no idea what to do with my year 8s yet but there'll be something available I'm sure. We're looking at algorithms so maybe making the christmas game with them will work too?

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    I do use teach ict but it's limited without subscription :\

    2 lessons I'm stressing about are, diary management software and one on conditional formatting in spreadsheets with year 7's that one is stressing me out the most I'm awful with spreadsheets.
    I used a shop to teach conditional formatting. I had it change to red if the product wasn't creating enough of a profit. I demonstrated it quickly with the pupils but also recorded a 1 minute screen video going through the steps again so that the pupils could refer back to it. I'm finding making little videos to be an absolute life saver for my spreadsheet module because there are so many skills and so many pupils at a load of different levels.
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    (Original post by Sam89)
    I'm beyond stressed - I need calming down, I have 6 lessons to plan from scratch for next week, one of which is formally observed on top of this stupid 1600 word assignment in for Monday which I have no clue what I'm writing about.

    :'( I wanna quit!
    Just remember that there's a reason this is the time when most PGCE dropouts occur. We're all in a position where every week the workload ramps up, and then as christmas approaches it's been a good while since you last felt like you were on top of things and in control. Then assignment deadlines begin to encroach and formal observations begin. Everyone feels like that - stick it out for the next couple of weeks, take christmas to re-energise and catch up on work and then begin the new term afresh.
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    I used a shop to teach conditional formatting. I had it change to red if the product wasn't creating enough of a profit. I demonstrated it quickly with the pupils but also recorded a 1 minute screen video going through the steps again so that the pupils could refer back to it. I'm finding making little videos to be an absolute life saver for my spreadsheet module because there are so many skills and so many pupils at a load of different levels.
    Balls, sorry i was saying about absolute referencing in my advice! Sorry! You can tell its saturday night!
    Conditional formatting, similar to the above but an airplane booking system. Give them the outline of a plane with seats, they get the cell for a seat to change colour depending on wjether its adult, child or concession.
    Sorry! Brain has melted! Lol
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    Balls, sorry i was saying about absolute referencing in my advice! Sorry! You can tell its saturday night!
    Conditional formatting, similar to the above but an airplane booking system. Give them the outline of a plane with seats, they get the cell for a seat to change colour depending on wjether its adult, child or concession.
    Sorry! Brain has melted! Lol
    haha. It's okay! Similar thing - we used it to set the VAT of the shop. I had them drag the formula down and see that it was wrong and then asked what kind of thing I needed to do to correct it. So then they said to keep the same reference and I showed them how to do it.
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    Anyone else expecting to just come down with the worst cold ever when they stop for xmas? Lol
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    Anyone else expecting to just come down with the worst cold ever when they stop for xmas? Lol
    Yes!!!! Stocking up on vitamins
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    Hi guys just thought I would see how everyone is getting on? I am knackered!! I thought I was prepared for hard work... But wow! I'm in year six at the moment. I love it so much, I have a great school, great Class teacher mentor and the kids are lovely. I just feel sometimes I struggle with behaviour management. Any tips? I'm looking forward to Xmas!!
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    Anyone else expecting to just come down with the worst cold ever when they stop for xmas? Lol
    I already have the cold

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    (Original post by sunfowers01)
    I already have the cold

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    Oh no!! Ive been getting tickles but ive managed to hold it at bay but i imagine the minute i stop itll kick in!
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    Anyone else expecting to just come down with the worst cold ever when they stop for xmas? Lol
    I'm just getting over a chest infection so I'm desperately hoping I won't be sick over christmas!
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    My experience has been that you get everything going for about 3 years, until you've built up an immunity, then you get very little indeed until you move school and have to start again.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    My experience has been that you get everything going for about 3 years, until you've built up an immunity, then you get very little indeed until you move school and have to start again.


    Good reason to never move school then!
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    Hi guys, haven't been on here for a while and just checking in because I'm feeling particularly stressed this weekend! I had a pretty good week up until the last day when one of my class teachers got really angry with me because I hadn't submitted a lesson plan in time for the 48 hour deadline (the lesson is on Monday, I gave it in on Friday instead of Thursday) so that got me pretty down! Meant to be having a meeting with her and my mentor tomorrow to sort this out as she's been complaining about me quite a bit saying I'm just disorganised. Does anyone else have a class where the teacher just tells them what to teach and then gives them all the resources etc.? I think I'd much prefer to do it all from scratch, which has been working with my other class, as then I would actually feel in control of things! It's just getting me pretty low atm and I'm dreading tomorrow's lesson with her as I just don't feel like she wants me to be teaching her class at all. Which sucks because my other two classes are going quite nicely! Only two weeks left anyway!
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    (Original post by swarfliam)
    Good reason to never move school then!
    Indeed. Find a good one and enjoy better health.
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    (Original post by dancing_shoes92)
    Hi guys, haven't been on here for a while and just checking in because I'm feeling particularly stressed this weekend! I had a pretty good week up until the last day when one of my class teachers got really angry with me because I hadn't submitted a lesson plan in time for the 48 hour deadline (the lesson is on Monday, I gave it in on Friday instead of Thursday) so that got me pretty down! Meant to be having a meeting with her and my mentor tomorrow to sort this out as she's been complaining about me quite a bit saying I'm just disorganised. Does anyone else have a class where the teacher just tells them what to teach and then gives them all the resources etc.? I think I'd much prefer to do it all from scratch, which has been working with my other class, as then I would actually feel in control of things! It's just getting me pretty low atm and I'm dreading tomorrow's lesson with her as I just don't feel like she wants me to be teaching her class at all. Which sucks because my other two classes are going quite nicely! Only two weeks left anyway!
    Wow. That sounds unusual - I haven't heard of anyone being forced to use resources set out. Perhaps ask your mentor about that off the record?

    I guess if I had a class and was handing it over to a trainee I'd struggle not to be really possessive too - the whole point of this year is for us to try things out, and see what works and what doesn't. Of course with a class I was responsible for (bear in mind that pay will now be linked to class performance in most schools) I'd be nervous about that and want to still be in control. And with christmas coming up I think the stress hits all teachers.

    None of that makes it right, but it might give some context. Have you tried talking to the teacher about why they're giving you all the resources; perhaps they just think they're being really helpful?
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    I have come across that - someone I knew on my PGCE was in a school where they had to use the same lesson structure for every lesson and every teacher in the department used the same powerpoints etc. so they were all doing the same thing. She hated it, but spent a lot less time planning than the rest of us!

    Another friend of mine ended up in that situation in her NQT year - her HoD wouldn't let her deviate from the resources provided as they were allegedly "outstanding lessons" and her own lessons couldn't possibly be as good. I don't see how a lesson resource can mean an outstanding lesson - I know when I use someone else's resource I don't teach as well as if I've planned it myself because I've not totally thought it through and I'm not sure if I'm doing it right.
 
 
 
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