This week I have been busy with another subject that was COMPLETELY ignored over the last four weeks, and I had to knock up an assignment by the 7th. It got done, and I will get through. Now back to EDC3100.
I posted some negative-esque posts on my prac experience, but what is important to understand is the prac was amazing, and what wasn’t as amazing was me and my approach to, or experience with, behaviour management. I know this prac was supposed to be all about ICT, but, sorry David, mine was all about behaviour management. I learned a great deal about myself and what I can achieve, and what I need to work on. Yes, I did get my 5 ICT lessons in, but they were not transformative, and perhaps they were barely amplifying, but they got done. I don’t think I was as prepared as I could have been, and if I could do it all over again I would do many things differently.
I am interested to know how people are going with their reflections – this is not something that I am good at. I actually reflect all the time, but I think I factor in the actions of others too much and this is something I need to work on. I need more confidence in front of the class, I need to be more organised, I need to have more things on standby in case something goes pear-shaped. I need to speak up and hold my ground more often – something I didn’t do, and as a result I didn’t do nearly as much ICT as I would have liked because I thought we were too busy doing assessment, and I couldn’t see how to implement my (basically experimental) ICT ideas into the lessons without disrupting what was required by the students for assessment purposes. Did anyone else run into assessment during their placement?
The ICT I ended up using were my beloved beebot, the projector, digital dice, C2C resource slide show, powerpoint, and C2C resource video. My room was located right next to a very lovely computer lab, and we also had laptops and iPads available, but the timing was just so wrong…
As I now sit down to get into A3 I am starting to feel a little sick about it, I am wishing I had made more of the opportunity than I did. I will pass this course, I am not worried about that, but this assignment won’t be pretty.
Does anyone else feel like this?