Category Archives: 3. Prof. Skills & Abilities

Maths Inputs

Without sounding too much like a geek – maths is my favourite subject. I love maths! It’s comes no surprise that I was definitely looking forward to the maths workshops that Tara was delivering. I studied maths at higher level and really enjoyed it. I think maths was my favourite subject at high school because I had a really good and positive relationship with my teacher. Even though I enjoyed maths I was worried about how I was going to teach maths in the classroom as I convinced myself that I could not teach it. The workshops proved me wrong. Tara provided us all with different exercises, activities and valuable tools that will guide and help us to deliver a successful maths lesson.

Learning about primary mathematics brought back memories of my time spent learning maths in both primary and secondary school. Tara’s workshops are full of content, activities and fun. I look forward to the rest of Tara’s workshops and also look forward to teaching maths in the primary school.

Drama Inputs

I had always been interested in drama but I was never confident enough to have pursued it as a subject in high school. Therefore the only background I had of drama was being involved in my high schools rendition of The Addams Family when I was in forth year. My interest for drama only seemed to strengthen after the show had finished. Performing the show on stage in front of a large audience four nights in a row was amazing.

Even though I have little experience of drama I was still excited for Nikki’s workshops. Both workshops gave me lots of different ways in which I can deliver a drama lesson confidently when I am teaching. The drama workshops pushed me slightly out of my comfort zone as times I felt uncomfortable but I shortly realised everyone else felt the same. Overall Nikki’s drama content made the workshops very enjoyable and because of this I walked out feeling more confident about teaching the subject.