30th June, 2014

Currently sitting in my office trying to write my CV for the teaching application process and seriously struggling to fit it on three pages - I have too much PD to include. Also feeling like it’s a little too late to be realising I have very little community involvement, that will be my goal for the coming months.

Next step, 500 word personal statement. 

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todaysparkle:

Had such an amazing last day with my Seven’s today and feeling so sad to be leaving.. But thankful to have experienced  teaching such an awesome class for the past ten weeks.

Finished prac yesterday! And got the highest possible marks. So happy. Now to prepare my portfolio for my interview on Thursday!

todaysparkle:

Had such an amazing last day with my Seven’s today and feeling so sad to be leaving.. But thankful to have experienced teaching such an awesome class for the past ten weeks.

Finished prac yesterday! And got the highest possible marks. So happy. Now to prepare my portfolio for my interview on Thursday!

18th May, 2014.

We leave for Cape York (the northern most point of Australia) in less than THREE WEEKS. Wow.

I have so much to achieve between now and then. I’m officially half-way through my prac (two weeks left), but moving onto continuous days teaching this week. Busy, busy, busy. The pressure is really starting to hit as I try and reflect to improve my practices and make the most of the time I have. Nonetheless, I am loving it. Once that is done I need to develop a portfolio (speedily* create a portfolio), for a ‘mock’ interview the following Thursday. And we leave on the Saturday!

I’m so excited, but feel like I have so much ‘other’ (way more important) stuff to get through first..

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todaysparkle:

Spending my afternoon planning Math lessons for next week.

todaysparkle:

Spending my afternoon planning Math lessons for next week.

12th May, 2014.

Six days into my twenty day teaching practicum, in a year seven classroom.

This experience has been the best yet; partly because I feel more prepared and knowledgeable, and partly because I have an amazing class and mentor teacher.

I feel like this prac has really challenged my “content knowledge”, however, I actually feel really good about every single lesson I’ve taught. Which is a great feeling. Four more days until my interim report which will give me some insight into what I’ve done well, and what I need to fine tune.

I actually feel ready to do this “for real” next year. It just feels right.

Surprisingly, perfectionists are often procrastinators, as they can tend to think “I don’t have the right skills or resources to do this perfectly now, so I won’t do it at all.”

(Source: myeyesarehazel, via impactwhereyouare)

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I just received this book in the mail.

I purchased it a few weeks ago in the hope that it would help me to structure my differentiation techniques better.

I really like it so far. I think it will be a great tool for when I have my own class and I may even use snippets for my field experience.

I just received this book in the mail.

I purchased it a few weeks ago in the hope that it would help me to structure my differentiation techniques better.

I really like it so far. I think it will be a great tool for when I have my own class and I may even use snippets for my field experience.

6th March, 2014.

Today was my very first day observing and helping out in a year seven classroom, leading into my one month field studies block.

I LOVED it.

The class is really small - only 20 students! (In Australia, this is amazing). I think I counted about 7 girls and the rest are boys. The behavior is really great, nothing more than the usual chattiness. Which means i’ll really be able to knuckle down on the content side of things. I’m super excited.

I will continue my Thursday visits up until the Easter break, and then for two weeks following that until I begin practicum. I also have a really great mentor teacher. He has a really different teaching style to me, he’s the ‘funny’ male teacher everyone had growing up. But I think that’s really great as it will give me a chance to find my style more.

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heykkkkatie:

Gatsby quote project
Students were randomly assigned a character, setting, or scene from Gatsby chapter 1. Their task was to find three direct quotations describing their character/setting/scene and draw an accurate representation based on Fitzgerald’s description. Illustrations had to be accurate and quotes had to be both visible and cited correctly for credit.
One of my fave projects :)

heykkkkatie:

Gatsby quote project

Students were randomly assigned a character, setting, or scene from Gatsby chapter 1. Their task was to find three direct quotations describing their character/setting/scene and draw an accurate representation based on Fitzgerald’s description. Illustrations had to be accurate and quotes had to be both visible and cited correctly for credit.

One of my fave projects :)

(via insideateachersmind)

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todaysparkle:

Light reading 💕

Currently reading!

todaysparkle:

Light reading 💕

Currently reading!

(via insideateachersmind)