Reflection, Research

When Life is More Important than School

Everyone is dealing with stress. Stressed to be in time. Work stress. Family pressure. Even peer pressure can increase your stress level. Whenever I suffer from stress, I just drive myself to push further, focus deeper and achieve my goals no matter what. But what if matters suddenly matter more than my goals? Continue reading “When Life is More Important than School”

General

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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General

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?”

General

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?”

Book Review, Lesson Material

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 an introduction to character analysis through the SAAO method.  Continue reading “Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”