Tag Archives: Lesson planning

Phonics

Just had my 1st formal, external officer, observation. The context was one of school improvement where all teaching staff were being observed to evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching of reading across the school. Guided reading, English and phonics were … Continue reading

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2nd becomes 1st

Having an absolute blast in my second placement. Didn’t anticipate how much I would enjoy teaching this age group. the workload is similar however the shift is much more towards resource preparation. One aspect that I like a lot in … Continue reading

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That Friday Feeling

I am fast discovering that teaching and the enjoyment of teaching is an emotional roller coaster. I have been all around the circuit this month starting with the slow ominous ascent into the planning clouds of uncertainty followed by the … Continue reading

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CPD – Outstanding Teaching

I was fortunate enough to have been present at a teacher training day that centred on excellent teaching. The key message / gem that I acquired from the day was pertaining to lesson planning. Too often, apparently, lessons are planned in … Continue reading

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