Saturday, 18 June 2011 | 2 Comments
For 4 weeks this term, I handed over 3 of my classes (Year 7, 8 and 9 5.3) to a pre-service teacher from UWS. This is an important time for a pre-service teacher when in total they only spend 8 weeks in the classroom before ‘becoming a teacher’.
This 4 weeks was also interesting to me for a number of reasons:
It was a good reminder for what is essential in the classroom: [A running list of thoughts that may seem obvious…]
I got to think of some different opportunities for my classes. This week, my Year 9 class will start a self-directed unit on Index Notation with regular online self-assessment.
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