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Practice What You Preach

Since the start of March, I have been taught several things. We looked into child development, learning styles, behaviour management, student engagement and many other more subject specific things. I can tell you the eight weeks of theory are over, from next week onwards it is time to practice what our lecturers, professors and tutors have been preaching.

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Where am I going?

The biggest question when you are doing a study in education is where will my professional practicum be. At UWA, our professional practicum office always tries to place you somewhere close to where you live. So before the placements were made public I did some research on the secondary schools in my surroundings. I did come to the conclusion that it is either going to be the only one school very close to me, or I end up on the other side of Perth.  Continue reading “Where am I going?”

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Where Did the Days Go?

As badly as I was looking forward to the holidays, as quick it is over. I can hardly believe that everybody is stressing about their midterms already, and all I am anxious for is my practicum that starts in about two weeks. I still have no clue which school I will be send to. Not that I have much time to really worry about it. In the four remaining weeks of our semester – did I already tell you this semester is flying by – I still have 7 assignments to finish. Honestly, I still have to get started. Continue reading “Where Did the Days Go?”

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Lesson the Plan

No job is as criticised as the job of teaching. We all have endured bad teachers, very bad teachers and if we were lucky some adequate ones. No matter who we talk to, everyone will have an opinion on teachers, teaching and the classroom. Some people claim that teachers should not complain because they have 12 weeks of holidays. Another often heard one is that a 9 to 5 job is much harder. Continue reading “Lesson the Plan”