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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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Week 4 & 5: Almost there…

It feels like yesterday since I wrote my last blog. Back then, I was halfway through my practicum. Today, my last week has officially started. The time has flown by so quickly and without any internet access at home, my blogging has not been that up to date.  Continue reading “Week 4 & 5: Almost there…”

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Week 3: Halfway Done!

It is strange to think that I have already spent three weeks at my second practicum school. Time really is flying by. The weekends have become more important to catch up on some sleep too. During the week, I often find myself pounding over my lesson plans and the sun creeping through the curtains at 5:45 is not helping me rest either. Continue reading “Week 3: Halfway Done!”

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”

1.2 Understand how students learn, 1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities, General

Settling in

The first week of a new year is always hectic. The second week, on the other hand, is always more relaxing. Somehow, professors understand that we cannot read 10 articles per subject so they have already cut down our workload. All the stress of the first week disappears and we really start to get into the nitty-gritty.  Continue reading “Settling in”