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Week 6: This is it!

The last week of practicum was over before I actually realised it and just like my first practicum, I am sad it is all over. During these six weeks, I feel I have learned so much about teaching, myself, lesson content etcetera. Right now, I feel I am ready to be in front of the classroom. Unfortunately, it will take at least another five months before that will happen most likely.  Continue reading “Week 6: This is it!”

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1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities, 1.6. Strategies to support full participation of students with disability, 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area, 2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies, 3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs, 3.4 Select and use resources, Book Review

Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

As a kid, I have devoured the Harry Potter books. Not only have I read them all in English, but also in my mother tongue, Dutch. Ever since my year 5 teacher read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to us, I was a fan. I can see myself using the Harry Potter books in my classroom for many reasons and in different year groups.  Continue reading “Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”

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Review: Tom Clancy’s Net Force Explorers – Runaways

Whoever says Tom Clancy to me will be answered with Splinter Cell. However, before the video games were a big hit, Tom Clancy wrote many books about espionage, war and Net Force. The Net Force Explorers is a spin-off of the official series.  Continue reading “Review: Tom Clancy’s Net Force Explorers – Runaways”

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Change the Classroom

How often have you asked yourself in class, what am I going to use this for? Indeed, just like every other student, we are asking ourselves constantly why am I learning this. Who cares if I don’t know how to use Pythagoras when I want to become a writer? Who cares that I don’t know how to spell when we have autocorrect?  Continue reading “Change the Classroom”

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Engaging in the Classroom

It is Monday morning. The teacher has been talking for over ten minutes in his monotonous voice. The subject is boring, who likes to discuss Shakespeare for more than two classes, let alone two whole units. I opened my thick Norton Anthology, put my head on the book and started snoozing.  Continue reading “Engaging in the Classroom”