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April 16, 2018
by Clare Gibson
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Routines and Helpers

The usual day to day routine is as follows: 9am- All pupils should be in school. Collection of bus, dinner, snack and cabin club money. The snack helpers then go round the other classes. On a Monday, the class look at the Road Safety Calendar and discuss how they can be safe in the environment […] Continue reading

April 16, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Week 6: Monday

I can’t believe that that this was my final Monday of placement. Going into my last week I was overcome by different emotions. I was sad to be leaving the school, however, I was also very happy about completing my learning from life placement having had such an amazing experience. I truly believe that this […] Continue reading

April 15, 2018
by Clare Gibson
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Halfway there

Well, the Easter Holidays are officially over and week 3 is complete. Between seeing my pupils and staff members it almost feels as if I never left school. With week 3 over, that means I am already halfway through my placement- how time flies! After 2 weeks of sleeping in and socialising with some work […] Continue reading

April 15, 2018
by Alan MacDonald
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alle kleiner Kinder – Week 5 in Stuttgart Reflection

First week back at ISS after the Easter break last week and I feel that I have been able to get back into the structure of working at the international school of Stuttgart and gain new knowledge once again in terms of professional development. Before the holidays, I had worked my way down the grades […] Continue reading

March 26, 2018
by Shannon Grieve
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LfL – Section 2: Staff Training (Week 2)

This week (19/03/18 – 23/03/18) was designated to staff training and orientation. In doing this, the staff understand what is expected of them, and what the expectations of the Outdoor School are for the season ahead. We went over various behaviour management strategies and how to ensure we are safe when participating in outdoor lessons, […] Continue reading

March 23, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Week 1 Reflection

Wednesday Wednesday is a half day in France meaning that the children finish school at half past eleven. This is very different to Scotland as school runs to and from the same time every day. It felt very strange leaving the school at this time. However, it did allow me to recharge and go into […] Continue reading

March 23, 2018
by Shannon Grieve
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LfL – Section 2: Arriving at Camp and School Presentations

After arriving at the College Settlement Camp on Tuesday (13/03/18) and settling into our new home for the next 11 weeks, Jocelyn and I made ourselves familiar with the camp. We took a walk round some of the 235 acres of camp, and discovered many of the onsite facilities. For example; a dining hall, boys and girl […] Continue reading

March 21, 2018
by Shannon Grieve
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LfL – Section 1: Identification of Learning Opportunities

I will be learning constantly throughout this placement. For example; I will be constantly updating my knowledge of science, especially animals and plants as well as handling animals, cleaning them out, feeding them and taking general care of the animals. I will be constantly learning from the staff and teachers around me taking from them […] Continue reading

March 21, 2018
by Shannon Grieve
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LfL – Section 1: Reflection of Experiences to Date

In terms of experiences which have equipped me with the skills for this placement, my MA1 school placement would probably have had the biggest impact. This is because it has allowed me to identify the areas which I am successful and confident in, and which areas I need to work on. For example, one area […] Continue reading

February 19, 2018
by Lara Simpson
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Classroom Organisation and Management

Classroom Organisation and Management Seating I would have group tables of 4 to 6 children of mixed abilities and skills, so the pupils have a chance to work together with each other and they can help each other. I would ensure that the children I sat together got along but would regularly mix up the […] Continue reading

February 9, 2018
by Agata Wolanska
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Management and Organisation in the Classroom

Organisation and Management: Having tables of 4 or 6 helps avoid noise during the lessons. I would also make sure children get to sit with people they get along with, but if it becomes too chatty it is good to mix the groups to ensure children are focussed and so that they also get a …

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February 7, 2018
by Robyn Risbridger
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Organising the classroom for learning

In relation to Organisation and Accessibility, we see that classroom organisation and management is key in relation to the aims, requirements and curriculum plans within the classroom. The organisation within the classroom can increase the effectiveness of the teachers and their strategies and it will make the children find it easier to learn. It is … Continue reading Organising the classroom for learning Continue reading

February 3, 2018
by Jay Petrie
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Providing a Structure to Eliminate Fear – The Drama Lesson

Drama is one of the curricular areas in which many teachers fear teaching. They don’t want to take the risk that if they bring their class onto the school stage, chaos will erupt, and behavioural management becomes more difficult to implement than ever before. With these assumptions, I ask how are we to encourage children […] Continue reading

January 23, 2018
by Claire Smith
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Keep your Chimp in the Cage!

January, you’ve caught me out again. Your presence inflicts upon me the sort of gloomy, stern feeling that tightly stretches out the hours of daylight and compresses the moonglow. I’m left hanging on until the end of month, desperate that a prince will rescue me into the romanticised February. This New Year seemed to shower … Continue reading “Keep your Chimp in the Cage!” Continue reading

October 4, 2017
by Rachel Smeaton
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Resource Allocation Task

Last week’s resource allocation workshop, led by Derek, was an introduction to the idea of equality within the classroom. The task highlighted the issue of class division and lack of resources within certain schools – an issue which we will all face as prospective teachers. The task set was for each of the five small […] Continue reading

October 4, 2017
by Rosanna Scott
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Uniform Controversy

What is more important, education or outward presentation? I’m sure that at the age of thirty-two the twenty Margate pupils sent away from Hartsdown School will look back with embarrassment at the row created regarding their uniform. On the 5th of September, however, their young teenage selves were outraged to be sent home because they […] Continue reading

October 3, 2017
by Zoe Kerr
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Making Maths Fun

Last week in an input with Eddie we explored how to make maths fun in our classrooms. The activity we did involved looking at tessellation – fitting shapes together to make a pattern with no gaps. We had to cut out the shapes we wanted – from a choice of triangles, squares and pentagons – […] Continue reading

September 29, 2017
by Jack Harris
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Resource Allocation Task

Derek commenced the task by numbering each table from 1-5 and giving each group an envelope. Each group were allocated the same task and were requested to produce an item which could assist a new student in their first week at university using only the resources contained within the envelope. My group was at table […] Continue reading

September 29, 2017
by Morgan Watt
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Resource Allocation Workshop

Recently we took part in a resource allocation workshop. Here we were split into 5 groups, each receiving an envelop with resources inside. I was in group 1, which we were first to receive our envelop. Straight away we realised that we had the fullest envelop but didn’t really think much of it. We were […] Continue reading

September 29, 2017
by Rebecca Potter
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Resource Allocation – Meritocracy Within the Classroom

Our first seminar with Derek, saw us split into five groups. He told us to come up with the a ‘guide to fresher’s week’. He handed out envelopes full of equipment we were to use. Whilst doing so, we spotted that group 1 and group 2’s envelopes were much bulkier than the one we received. […] Continue reading

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