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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    Ah, I guess NUT and NUS are affiliated! I have only seen how ATL and NASUWT handle issues (both very well if anyone's interested!).

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    I was never told about those but I will definitely join them if/when I ever decide to go back to teaching.
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    Last day of uni tomorrow for a tutorial and then that is it no mor. This has been some journey!
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    Still feeling emotional and crappy, had to hold it together at school today and now I'm so over tired from crying and just being generally miserable that I can't sleep.

    Part of me is tempted to give myself a day tomorrow, but, I'd have to spend a while setting cover work anyway
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    (Original post by Samus2)
    Still feeling emotional and crappy, had to hold it together at school today and now I'm so over tired from crying and just being generally miserable that I can't sleep.

    Part of me is tempted to give myself a day tomorrow, but, I'd have to spend a while setting cover work anyway
    Seriously, sometimes you just need that day. Take it from me, there are no thanks for breaking your neck in this job.
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    (Original post by gemmam)
    I was never told about those but I will definitely join them if/when I ever decide to go back to teaching.
    You normally just join one of the three, but its definitely worth joining all with a free student membership if and when you begin training again. Then you can get a feel for them and decide which one is right for you.

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    Classroom noise level is just too high all the time...

    I can't utilise talk partners well. Don't know what to do.
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    Spent the day in a primary school. I'm well jealous of their quiet lunchtimes! Some even had time to eat salads and talk about their weekends. I'm usually on intervention duty trying to eat a sandwich with one hand and marking with the other.

    I'm so scared for tomorrow's interview. Not sure how to make a good impression lessonwise

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    Classroom noise level is just too high all the time...

    I can't utilise talk partners well. Don't know what to do.
    Set it as a privilege that they lose if they mesa about. I did it a lot at the start and now they're all little quiet darlings.

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    Had a terrible day today. Just stressful and constant noise. Six teaching days...

    I am so burnt out and ready to end now. I can't imagine the idea of working until the end of term! The idea of having to do four more weeks on top of mine makes me feel sick! I'm on the end of a break down and I think I will last just long enough but not one day more!
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    Right, I'm teaching ten KS5 pupils for 30 mins tomorrow for my interview.

    Would paired work creating a work sheet be an appropriate task? The topic I've been given is very dry. Not sure if they'll have the time or what kind of plenary I could fit in at the end though. I have an absolutely insane migraine going on so thinking is super painful
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    Right, I'm teaching ten KS5 pupils for 30 mins tomorrow for my interview.

    Would paired work creating a work sheet be an appropriate task? The topic I've been given is very dry. Not sure if they'll have the time or what kind of plenary I could fit in at the end though. I have an absolutely insane migraine going on so thinking is super painful
    Creating a worksheet? What do you mean by this? They are to create their own questions on the topic?
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Creating a worksheet? What do you mean by this? They are to create their own questions on the topic?
    So something like a quiz, wordsearch, puzzle etc. I've done it a few times but usually it's an hour long lesson so they create a fact/revision sheet plus worksheet. The class rotates to read all of the fact sheets and then they're assigned a random worksheet to complete.
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    So something like a quiz, wordsearch, puzzle etc. I've done it a few times but usually it's an hour long lesson so they create a fact/revision sheet plus worksheet. The class rotates to read all of the fact sheets and then they're assigned a random worksheet to complete.
    Oh sounds interesting. I've never done anything like that before. I like the idea of mixing them up so they answer each other's sheets though. Could work well. From experience though, make sure you're doing some teaching. I had a KS5 interview once and my lesson was WAY too independent and I felt like I had no major role because I hadn't done any stand up teaching. It was a disaster.
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Oh sounds interesting. I've never done anything like that before. I like the idea of mixing them up so they answer each other's sheets though. Could work well. From experience though, make sure you're doing some teaching. I had a KS5 interview once and my lesson was WAY too independent and I felt like I had no major role because I hadn't done any stand up teaching. It was a disaster.
    Maybe I could teach the 5 things briefly, hand the topics to the pairs to have them create the worksheet and then swap it over? So I cut out the fact sheet making and get straight to processing the information they've been given.

    30 minute lessons are haaaaard!

    I might do a 5 question backup kahoot quiz for if they get through each others worksheets a little too quickly.

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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    Maybe I could teach the 5 things briefly, hand the topics to the pairs to have them create the worksheet and then swap it over? So I cut out the fact sheet making and get straight to processing the information they've been given.

    30 minute lessons are haaaaard!

    I might do a 5 question backup kahoot quiz for if they get through each others worksheets a little too quickly.


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    You could incorporate Bloom's somehow into this? Like maybe when they create their worksheets they could start each worksheet question with a Bloom's buzz word that goes up the scale the more questions they write. This help with differentiation.


    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Had a terrible day today. Just stressful and constant noise. Six teaching days...

    I am so burnt out and ready to end now. I can't imagine the idea of working until the end of term! The idea of having to do four more weeks on top of mine makes me feel sick! I'm on the end of a break down and I think I will last just long enough but not one day more!
    I feel the same as you: burnt out. I have nearly three teaching weeks left. I have done the schools direct non-salaried route so I have spent the entire year in school. Even though I am nearly there I still feel like I will never get to the end. It has been a painful and tough journey for me overall and I have been so out of my comfort zone. I am glad I did the course but I will feel relieved at the end.
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    Feeling kind of overwhelmed right now. Am in a new school with all of the trappings that come with this... new class, new differentiation, new behaviour, SEN, new mentor and colleagues... all without knowing whether I will still be on the course next week. I also have no idea how I will be assessed this week, or if I'm being observed. I love the school but cannot wait for all the uncertainty to be over.

    edit: Oh and if I do stay on the course, I'll have another six weeks left. Not sure where I'll find the energy for this.

    Sorry for the whining!
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    (Original post by alabelle)
    Feeling kind of overwhelmed right now. Am in a new school with all of the trappings that come with this... new class, new differentiation, new behaviour, SEN, new mentor and colleagues... all without knowing whether I will still be on the course next week. I also have no idea how I will be assessed this week, or if I'm being observed. I love the school but cannot wait for all the uncertainty to be over.

    edit: Oh and if I do stay on the course, I'll have another six weeks left. Not sure where I'll find the energy for this.

    Sorry for the whining!
    It'll be tough for the first week, but by next week you might decide this was the best thing to happen to you.

    I had a similar(ish) situation when I trained, except I got moved to a different school BEFORE my course even started (I was School Direct and employed as a TA in the school for a term and a half the previous academic year).

    I won't go into details, but suffice to say it was upsetting, traumatic and a major knock to my confidence. Within a week though I realised it was the best thing that could have happened and I ended up training in a school I LOVED.

    Hopefully by next week you will feel more settled and hopefully find your stride a bit more. Best of luck!
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    (Original post by TraineeLynsey)
    It'll be tough for the first week, but by next week you might decide this was the best thing to happen to you.

    I had a similar(ish) situation when I trained, except I got moved to a different school BEFORE my course even started (I was School Direct and employed as a TA in the school for a term and a half the previous academic year).

    I won't go into details, but suffice to say it was upsetting, traumatic and a major knock to my confidence. Within a week though I realised it was the best thing that could have happened and I ended up training in a school I LOVED.

    Hopefully by next week you will feel more settled and hopefully find your stride a bit more. Best of luck!
    Thank you. Unfortunately this arrangement is just for 1 week and they are deciding on Friday whether I will even be able to continue on the course. I do hope it ends up being a good thing though.
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    I have decided not to go into teaching yet my tutor keeps sending me job adverts. I plan to tell her that I am not interested.
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    Girlfriend has made me feel really awful about the job I'm going for tomorrow. She suggested it based on how easy it is to get to on the train (15 minute journey and a short walk) and really pushed me to apply. But they want me there early (I assume to meet the headteacher before his day starts?) so she needs to drop me at the station earlier than expected and so she threw a hissyfit and stropped off to bed.

    Feeling a awful now and it's really taken the excitement out of tomorrow. I feel like cancelling completely. What if I regularly need to be there early? It'll always be an issue. I won't even have time to talk it over with her now since she's asleep and we'll only have the car ride in the morning :/

    (Original post by Juichiro)
    I have decided not to go into teaching yet my tutor keeps sending me job adverts. I plan to tell her that I am not interested.
    They'll do it for their quota. It looks bad on them if one of their trainees doesn't find work.
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    They'll do it for their quota. It looks bad on them if one of their trainees doesn't find work.
    I suspected as much. Who told you that?
 
 
 
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