Every Sunday (hopefully) I shall be posting a personal post about my massive new venture. I am going to University to train to be a primary school teacher. I will be trained to work with 5-11 year olds. It’s known to be a very, very stressful time so I’m hoping I can channel my thoughts and feelings into a blog post. It gives you an insight into what’s going on in my life and hopefully it’ll be incredibly therapeutic for me. I will NOT be naming any children, schools or teaching staff. I won’t even mention what University I’m at. I hope that’s understandable. If personal posts aren’t your thing then feel free to skip these posts. I won’t mind!
This week I went back to school to start the last school placement I have before I’m a qualified teacher. I spent the two previous weeks prior to the school holidays learning about the school, but now I’m right in there and I’ve taught just over 50% of the week this week. It was supposed to be 50% but with some staff sickness I covered for another teacher.
I had a terrible time with my confidence prior to the Easter break, but I’m very happy to say that I feel like I’m back in my stride and have absolutely loved this week despite being absolutely exhausted!
I’ve taught numerous English and Maths lessons and Science and Geography too. I feel like the children are seeing me as a teacher. They’ve been responsive, engaged, lovely, excited with just a hint of naughtiness from a few!
This week has reminded me of why I want to be a teacher. I’m not saying that every week will be as successful, but right now I’m very, very happy. I’ve had good feedback and I’m excited about the weeks to come! Next week, I go on my first school trip with this class!