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    I'm currently working on a lesson plan for tomorrow. It's observed by my uni mentor and one of the school's teachers but making it into an actual lesson rather than a "woohoo it's Christmas!" lesson is super duper hard.

    I have their objectives as identifying an audience and create an appropriate resource.

    What we're actually doing is making an animation using PowerPoint with a couple of animations and recorded slide changes.

    I am so nervous that I can't make it work. My teacher thinks it'll be fine but I'm worried.

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    I have flu :-( I am so gutted I couldn't go into placement today and tomorrow. I was hoping I would hold out until next week!
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    I've finished my first placement.... can't believe it! In my final report I got 7 good and 1 high (for TS8). Very happy with that. I can't wait to have a few weeks rest now. I've got to do an assignment, but its not due till towards the end of January. I just about held it together when I was saying goodbye to the children today, especially when they gave me their cards. It's amazing how attached you can get in 7 weeks, haha.
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    (Original post by lawstudent21)
    I am doing a primary PGCE, so anything in that age range. I was looking at one of each but mainly subject knowledge.
    Guppy and Hughes' "Development of Independent Reading" is good for an overview of how children develop and how we can support that.

    I found "Reading Under Control" quite good to give an overview of some of the main issues in teaching reading. They have a writing version but I haven't tried that.

    I also have Developing Language and Literacy 3-8. Never really used it but it seems to have lots of strategies if that's what you're looking for.

    Lastly English for Primary And Early Years: Developing Subject Knowledge is good for subject knowledge. It's almost a dictionary of all the terminology and things you will come across teaching English in Primary.

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    I'm now off for Christmas! So happy and proud to have made it through the first term! :-)
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    This morning's observation was a little bit dreadful. I'm really struggling with planning for lessons and I'm getting to the point of throwing my arms up and sobbing until it goes away.

    We were told by one set of tutors to use whatever lesson plan system works for us but this morning I've been told off for not using the uni's default one. Also had my lack of teacherly presence raised as something to work on.

    At least my observations are all over and done with and my final placement grade is secure. Going to work on just enjoying my last two and a half days here now
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    So, just got back from my first ever teaching interview for an NqT role for september and i got it!! Woop!!
    Possibly the most nerve wracking day ever but its done with!!
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    Wow, that's amazing! Well done, you must be so chuffed! Tell us about the interview!
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    So, just got back from my first ever teaching interview for an NqT role for september and i got it!! Woop!!
    Possibly the most nerve wracking day ever but its done with!!
    Congratulations!!!
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    (Original post by bellylaugh)
    Wow, that's amazing! Well done, you must be so chuffed! Tell us about the interview!
    Thanks guys,
    So arrived at around ten to 9, in the interview letter they gave me a subject to teach and key objectives for the lesson to be achieved, as well as pupil stats.
    Lesson was an hour long and the head of dept and a member of slt were observing like when were observed in school by our mentors with the same grids.
    Then a tour by members of the school council so had a chat with them and they ask questions too like what other interests do i have etc.
    Then interview was quite formal. Took in examples of good lessons and was asked to discuss examples and talk about how i would manage a disruptive pupil, an example of a lesson when i feel ive improved pupil attainment etc, was quite scary tbh!
    Just remember to take examples lf your work to show etc
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    So, just got back from my first ever teaching interview for an NqT role for september and i got it!! Woop!!
    Possibly the most nerve wracking day ever but its done with!!
    Omg you got a job already?! I didn't even know there were any out. Well done!! That must be a big relief to have that sorted already.
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Omg you got a job already?! I didn't even know there were any out. Well done!! That must be a big relief to have that sorted already.
    Yeah, some of the ones for computing are starting to appear.
    It is a relief to have it done but theres that extra pressure now! Lol
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    Hey guys well done to everyone coming to the end of placement one!

    My final assessment review was fine! They graded me as a good, which really surprised and pleased me now just one last week in school to enjoy with the children wooohooo
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    Yeah, some of the ones for computing are starting to appear.
    It is a relief to have it done but theres that extra pressure now! Lol
    I've been seeing them come up but I'm terrified I couldn't demonstrate a good enough less yet to get through. Do they take into account how far we are in our training when they make judgements?

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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    I've been seeing them come up but I'm terrified I couldn't demonstrate a good enough less yet to get through. Do they take into account how far we are in our training when they make judgements?

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    Yeah, they know were training so they give advice on what they would want worked on at this stage, but i guess its potential at the moment that they look at
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    Hi Everyone... doing my PGCE in secondary mathematics--- this placement is nearly coming to an end... have been given RI grades, I am fine with that..... now getting stressed about the assignment homework..... has anyone thought of any ideas? please advise.....
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    With everyone finishing placements it seems weird that I'm still at mine for a month after christmas. I feel like I'm just getting a handle on my more difficult classes, so I'm glad I do have that time to iron things out.

    I found out where my next placement is yesterday, though. It's an all-girls school, which I'm not thrilled about, but at least it only takes 40 minutes to get there this time (provided I can trust Google maps...).

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    Hi Everyone... doing my PGCE in secondary mathematics--- this placement is nearly coming to an end... have been given RI grades, I am fine with that..... now getting stressed about the assignment homework..... has anyone thought of any ideas? please advise.....
    All universities have different assignments, so people can't help without knowing what the question(s) is/are.
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    (Original post by tory88)
    With everyone finishing placements it seems weird that I'm still at mine for a month after christmas. I feel like I'm just getting a handle on my more difficult classes, so I'm glad I do have that time to iron things out.

    I found out where my next placement is yesterday, though. It's an all-girls school, which I'm not thrilled about, but at least it only takes 40 minutes to get there this time (provided I can trust Google maps...).



    All universities have different assignments, so people can't help without knowing what the question(s) is/are.
    My uni does overlapping placements so I had a block in November and march/April in school A, and a block in June, plus intro days in Jan for school B. So I find it weird to see people leaving schools for good this early on!!!

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    I am going back to my first school for a few weeks in Feb, then my second placement starts around Easter.

    Is anyone else feeling a bit rough since they've finished? It's like now I've relaxed it has all caught up with me.... my stomach is all over the place, and I am sooo tired! I hope it wears off soon!
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    I have my uni obs tomorrow and I;m unbelievably nervous. I've been thinking about it all weekend. I'll be glad to get it done. I think I'm going to have to take some of my anti-anxiety meds because I'm that bad at the moment. I don't like taking them though because they make me really drowsy...
 
 
 
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