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    (Original post by Squoosh25)
    Why? It doesn't reduce the workload. It means you have to mark 3 weeks of stuff rather than 2. If anything it's better to do it in smaller chunks on a regular basis.
    I find I get into a rhythm when marking, so having 50% more to mark doesn't equate to 50% more time spent marking. Perhaps that's just me. I also find it easier to mark formatively in that there's more to ask questions about so you can focus more on what the pupil needs to be able to answer than selecting from a list of 3 or 4 questions.

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    ''how do you ensure everyone in your class makes progress''

    Is this an AFL question?
    Is this for an essay or interview? I'd say that AfL is definitely a big part of it, but I'd also put a lot of emphasis on how I respond to that. Talk about addressing individual struggling pupils in lessons, running intervention/revision classes, phonecalls home, retests etc. etc. too. AfL is how you identify the issue, but the heart of the question is really how you use that information once you have it.
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    Wow how are you managing that??

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    Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to apply for that job. I've applied for one I really want somewhere else and they shortlist thurs/fri this week, so if I don't get that I will be applying after all.


    Samus2 how on earth do you do all your work on a Saturday? What about marking and evaluations? Do you never have to change your plans? I'm jealous! On my first placement I was working 3-10 like a lot of people here

    Just worked out that there are 13 weeks left of this course, not including Easter. We don't get half term.
    I'm not writing lesson plans and can now plan/resource a lesson in about 30-40 minutes and I do them in the morning before school. On Monday I had a 5 period day and planned and resourced them all in an hour and a half and they went well.

    Book marking I do in my frees, same with evaluations.

    Saturday's I use to catch up with general admin (uni work mainly). And yeah - honestly, my teaching is so much better since I stopped planning my lessons by minutes because the progression is much more natural.

    My marking is 'outstanding' supposedly and a set of 32 books with extended writing in them (history joy!) it takes me about 4 hours to do a set and every other week, due to the nature of my timetable, I have most of Tuesday and Wednesday free so I mark books on those two days...

    I don't know why this placement is so different. But I'm no longer stressed, I go out and socialise on both Friday and Saturday evenings and I actually feel like I'm doing okay.

    I have an exercise book which my mentor/class teachers write notes in for each lesson and then set me three targets at the end of each lesson which are easy to implement next lesson.
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    Advice - for an interview for A-Level do you think they will be wanting the same things as if it was any other class? Displaying of L.Os, AfL, three step lesson, etc? From my own experiences of sixth form and what I saw on first placement, they never did any of these and it was more a uni seminar atmosphere with mature discussion. I don't think that's very good for an interview lesson though. ..
    (Original post by Samus2)
    I'm not writing lesson plans and can now plan/resource a lesson in about 30-40 minutes and I do them in the morning before school. On Monday I had a 5 period day and planned and resourced them all in an hour and a half and they went well.

    Book marking I do in my frees, same with evaluations.

    Saturday's I use to catch up with general admin (uni work mainly). And yeah - honestly, my teaching is so much better since I stopped planning my lessons by minutes because the progression is much more natural.

    My marking is 'outstanding' supposedly and a set of 32 books with extended writing in them (history joy!) it takes me about 4 hours to do a set and every other week, due to the nature of my timetable, I have most of Tuesday and Wednesday free so I mark books on those two days...

    I don't know why this placement is so different. But I'm no longer stressed, I go out and socialise on both Friday and Saturday evenings and I actually feel like I'm doing okay.

    I have an exercise book which my mentor/class teachers write notes in for each lesson and then set me three targets at the end of each lesson which are easy to implement next lesson.
    I have a similar system. I don't really work on weekends either. I have a feeling this will change though. Unlike you, my stress isn't decreasing. It's rising. I will definitely have to start using my evenings and weekends after easter, but I've done well to last this long.

    On this placement I am extremely lucky that all my lessons are made, and the school want me to use what's there. So I normally find the relevant PowerPoint, familiarise myself and then maybe change a bit and write my lesson plan. Maybe takes about 45 mins depending how muchi change. What really annoys me is when I can't find the powerpoint. The school hard drive is outdated and disorganised and I like to plan as far in advance as I can and often the lessons are missing and it's hard to find someone to tell me where it is and what I should be teaching.

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    Has anyone had to video themselves teaching a lesson? I need to do it, evaluate and then submit the actual video to uni but I don't think I can hand over that lesson. The thought of it makes me sick. I'm happy me seeing it and evaluating it but I absolutely despise videos and audio of myself in an 'my anxiety levels are now through the roof' kinda way. I have a disability agreement about reasonable adjustments and not having to do anything that makes my anxiety go loopy (and I have done absolutely everything - including the giant presentation at the very end) but I think this is a step too far for me :/

    (Original post by Samus2)
    I'm not writing lesson plans and can now plan/resource a lesson in about 30-40 minutes and I do them in the morning before school. On Monday I had a 5 period day and planned and resourced them all in an hour and a half and they went well.

    Book marking I do in my frees, same with evaluations.

    Saturday's I use to catch up with general admin (uni work mainly). And yeah - honestly, my teaching is so much better since I stopped planning my lessons by minutes because the progression is much more natural.

    My marking is 'outstanding' supposedly and a set of 32 books with extended writing in them (history joy!) it takes me about 4 hours to do a set and every other week, due to the nature of my timetable, I have most of Tuesday and Wednesday free so I mark books on those two days...

    I don't know why this placement is so different. But I'm no longer stressed, I go out and socialise on both Friday and Saturday evenings and I actually feel like I'm doing okay.

    I have an exercise book which my mentor/class teachers write notes in for each lesson and then set me three targets at the end of each lesson which are easy to implement next lesson.
    I'm exactly the same way. I had a couple of unrelated wobbles a couple of weeks ago but now I've settled into my routine for marking, basic planning and resource making and it's not keeping me up at night with worry unlike first placement. I tend to have everything prepared the day before, run down to repo in the morning and then I'm all good from there.

    I'm really hoping I can find a job in a place like this school. I have never felt more supported or wanted and I feel like I belong here. I come out of my lessons smiling, I walk the corridors and pupils are talking to me about what they did the evening before.

    I just love it here :')
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    Has anyone had to video themselves teaching a lesson? I need to do it, evaluate and then submit the actual video to uni but I don't think I can hand over that lesson. The thought of it makes me sick. I'm happy me seeing it and evaluating it but I absolutely despise videos and audio of myself in an 'my anxiety levels are now through the roof' kinda way. I have a disability agreement about reasonable adjustments and not having to do anything that makes my anxiety go loopy (and I have done absolutely everything - including the giant presentation at the very end) but I think this is a step too far for me :/



    I'm exactly the same way. I had a couple of unrelated wobbles a couple of weeks ago but now I've settled into my routine for marking, basic planning and resource making and it's not keeping me up at night with worry unlike first placement. I tend to have everything prepared the day before, run down to repo in the morning and then I'm all good from there.

    I'm really hoping I can find a job in a place like this school. I have never felt more supported or wanted and I feel like I belong here. I come out of my lessons smiling, I walk the corridors and pupils are talking to me about what they did the evening before.

    I just love it here :')
    You could speak to your tutor, explaining that others viewing you on video can be an anxiety trigger and ask if you'd be able yo submit a transcript (with notes on important elements of body language, visual things like looking at people etc). If that's what you decide you'd rather do of course!

    Xxx

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    Did anyone do anything for the eclipse? I had to take my form out and they absolutely loved it!

    (Original post by kpwxx)
    You could speak to your tutor, explaining that others viewing you on video can be an anxiety trigger and ask if you'd be able yo submit a transcript (with notes on important elements of body language, visual things like looking at people etc). If that's what you decide you'd rather do of course!

    Xxx

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    Well I have to evaluate the video anyway so I wonder if they'd allow screen grabs, a transcript and the evaluation as enough evidence. The thought of them seeing an actual video just make me insanely anxious.

    Gah. It's such a silly daft thing!
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    Did anyone do anything for the eclipse? I had to take my form out and they absolutely loved it!



    Well I have to evaluate the video anyway so I wonder if they'd allow screen grabs, a transcript and the evaluation as enough evidence. The thought of them seeing an actual video just make me insanely anxious.

    Gah. It's such a silly daft thing!
    Don't feel silly about it!

    I don't see why they wouldn't accept a transcript and screen grabs, since you are happy to have mentors and other observers in your class at other times, its just the recording that's an issue.

    Xxx

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    Hi guys,

    I'm starting my PGCE in secondary design and technology in September and wondered if any could recommend any useful books to read beforehand?

    Thanks x
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    (Original post by Charleyy259)
    Hi guys,

    I'm starting my PGCE in secondary design and technology in September and wondered if any could recommend any useful books to read beforehand?

    Thanks x
    Just enjoy your free time now. There isn't really anything I can think of that'll be worth reading before you start so make the most of the time before you start to rest and prepare mentally.

    Congrats btw!

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    (Original post by Charleyy259)
    Hi guys,

    I'm starting my PGCE in secondary design and technology in September and wondered if any could recommend any useful books to read beforehand?

    Thanks x

    I though the same thing last year, but thankfully I did not buy anything and spent my summer working and relaxing.

    No amount of recommended textbooks can get you ready for the year ahead.
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    (Original post by Charleyy259)
    Hi guys,

    I'm starting my PGCE in secondary design and technology in September and wondered if any could recommend any useful books to read beforehand?

    Thanks x
    Lolita, Moby-****, Catch-22, The Remains of the Day, The Grapes of Wrath.

    Read some beautiful books while you can. This time next year you won't have the chance.
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    Feeling really down. I have this interview next week and it's making me feel sick. I don't really want the job but I feel really ungrateful not going. Plus I've already told them, and my school, that I'm going.

    I don't know what to do.

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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Feeling really down. I have this interview next week and it's making me feel sick. I don't really want the job but I feel really ungrateful not going. Plus I've already told them, and my school, that I'm going.

    I don't know what to do.

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    Just consider it as good experience for when you do an interview that you actually care about
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    But remember if they ask you whether you would take the job if offered it, that's the point at which to back out, and not doing so then but backing out if they offer you the job is considered a huge professional faux pas.
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    Just consider it as good experience for when you do an interview that you actually care about

    I guess. I just hate interviews, and feel super nervous for this one because I don't have any experience teaching the area they want me to teach.

    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    But remember if they ask you whether you would take the job if offered it, that's the point at which to back out, and not doing so then but backing out if they offer you the job is considered a huge professional faux pas.
    I didn't realise this. I thought if you accepted it and then backed out that was bad. I didn't realise you can't turn it down if offered!

    When they ask if you if you are still a firm candidate, if you aren't, how is a good way to say no politely?
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    (Original post by Airfairy)

    When they ask if you if you are still a firm candidate, if you aren't, how is a good way to say no politely?

    You could tell them that the school is fantastic but you realise that you are not the right person for the job and thank them for the opportunity and their time.

    Depending on the school and set up you could say something like " I feel this position would better suit a more experienced teacher"
    This is how a friend of mine felt at a recent interview where the head was very clear that they wanted to take the school from good to outstanding and they needed the teacher to have the vision to make changes and lead the provision.
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    (Original post by Pineapple pie)
    You could tell them that the school is fantastic but you realise that you are not the right person for the job and thank them for the opportunity and their time.

    Depending on the school and set up you could say something like " I feel this position would better suit a more experienced teacher"
    This is how a friend of mine felt at a recent interview where the head was very clear that they wanted to take the school from good to outstanding and they needed the teacher to have the vision to make changes and lead the provision.
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    Yeah that sounds good and not impolite. I will remember this!

    Do you need to wait until they ask you if you're still interested? My uni said you can leave at any point of the interview day but I can't imagine how you'd just break away at one point.

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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Yeah that sounds good and not impolite. I will remember this!

    Do you need to wait until they ask you if you're still interested? My uni said you can leave at any point of the interview day but I can't imagine how you'd just break away at one point.

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    Pineapple Pie has it spot on. You can pull out at any time, using the same form of words as suggested by PP. They will be grateful for your saving them time.
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    (Original post by Samus2)
    I'm not writing lesson plans and can now plan/resource a lesson in about 30-40 minutes and I do them in the morning before school. On Monday I had a 5 period day and planned and resourced them all in an hour and a half and they went well.

    Book marking I do in my frees, same with evaluations.

    Saturday's I use to catch up with general admin (uni work mainly). And yeah - honestly, my teaching is so much better since I stopped planning my lessons by minutes because the progression is much more natural.

    My marking is 'outstanding' supposedly and a set of 32 books with extended writing in them (history joy!) it takes me about 4 hours to do a set and every other week, due to the nature of my timetable, I have most of Tuesday and Wednesday free so I mark books on those two days...

    I don't know why this placement is so different. But I'm no longer stressed, I go out and socialise on both Friday and Saturday evenings and I actually feel like I'm doing okay.

    I have an exercise book which my mentor/class teachers write notes in for each lesson and then set me three targets at the end of each lesson which are easy to implement next lesson.
    How do you get away with not doing lesson plans? Is it different for secondary? We are expected to plan (in detail) every lesson we teach. I also was doing my evaluations weekly but my tutor found out and told me it was useless for me to do that as it was too long after the lesson. I preferred doing them in one batch too though!
 
 
 
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