Category Archives: EDC3100

Semester 2 has begun…

I am pretty sure I am only writing this blog for my own amusement now but that is ok! Semester 2 has started and for the first time since beginning this degree in 2010 I am doing 3 subjects in … Continue reading

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A3 – Still going…looking for kindred spirits…

You know what? My attitude to study can be summed up in one simple little meme: I have had my evening sherry (a new tradition I have started), and my dinner is on the stove and in the oven, and … Continue reading

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Post-prac reflection

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 … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | Edutopia

via 5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | Edutopia So, as part of the history unit, my students have to pose questions about things that have changed and things that have stayed the same over time in … Continue reading

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Behaviour Management

So my whole “blog-a-reflection-a-day” thing went screaming out the window after about 4 days or something…I was on a roll too… Are you one of those people on your dream prac, where everything is going smoothy-smooth, and your mentor is … Continue reading

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Games – number patterns

My class is a low performing class in an already low-performing school, Naplan-wise, and for about a week now I have been doing number patterns with them. And yet, it would be fair to say that less than half of … Continue reading

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Bee-Bots

What a shame none of these posts count toward A3…!!! Anyway, Bee-Bots. I have borrowed a Bee-Bot and a Pro-bot from school, and am currently googling fun activities for reading groups using the bots, and here are some of the … Continue reading

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EDC3100 Prac Reflection 20/05/2016 Day 5

I have come to the conclusion that studying education at university with a view to becoming a teacher is bulls:)t. What I am finding on this prac is how discouragingly unprepared I am for the real world of teaching. I … Continue reading

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EDC3100 Prac Reflection 19/05/2016 Day 4

Today was a better day. I did a maths lesson, I planned the pants off it and it went not too bad. I am struggling with the range of learners in the room – some kids are barely at a … Continue reading

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EDC3100 Prac Reflection 18/05/2016 Day 3

I joined in the English learning support class in the morning, where the students are working on the skills they need for their assessment tasks. The teacher focused on short sentences that involve movement/verbs and build tension, and the students … Continue reading

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