Weekly reflection: A student teacher with a plan?
If I was to sum up my week in one word, it would be procrastination. I probably shouldn’t be so hard on myself as it is the first week of the school holidays.
But I know that I have three weeks worth of teaching to plan for when I get back from holidays and also have my visiting lecturer coming to see me in action in week 2. Over the course of the week I had lots of ideas however any time I tried to put pen to paper and actually come up with any concrete plans, I suddenly had an attack of the jitters. Everything I seemed to thought was such a good idea, seemed rather naff when it actually came time to put it into a programme.
Right now those three weeks seem like an eternity and the number of students so huge that I have no idea how I’ll get through. Possum, meet headlights.
So I spent the weekend baking… Kumura cake and apple strudel. Because really nothing says Easter like Kumura cake and apple strudel. But after baking up a storm, I felt a bit more confident of my abilities and am slowly putting together a programme for the next three weeks of teaching.
So perhaps this week wasn’t a complete waste. Alongside knocking another 1,000 words off my maths assignment I’ve also learned:
1.Teachers need balance. If you spend all your time living and breathing teaching then you are bound to burn out.
2. You know more than you think.
Right happy Easter!