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January 25, 2019
by Heather Brown
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Lesson Planning- A Work in Progress

For our health and well being workshops, we were instructed to create three lessons based on one of the Experiences and Outcome’s for that area of the curriculum. When I left that workshop I had already started to think of some activities that I could do– which I know now is the wrong way to […] Continue reading

January 21, 2019
by Kathleen McAvoy
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Reading, Writing, Listening and Me

For me, primary school was so long ago that I find it hard to recall details of learning rather than all the time I spent with my friends. However, I do have a few memories of some aspects of learning reading, writing and listening although not so much on the talking but I guess that […] Continue reading

January 21, 2019
by Kathleen McAvoy
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Starring Role in ICT

Fourteen days into the semester and I have already been introduced to my first handful of subjects with many more to come. The first subject I had for this semester was ICT, taught by the very enthusiastic Sharon Tonner-Saunders. Within the first class we were introduced into the world of animation and how we can […] Continue reading

October 22, 2018
by Jack Harris
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Do we ‘Place Value’ on our understanding of Mathematics?

During my time on placement, the aim of one of my group lessons was to teach the children who were ‘struggling’ all they needed to know about place value in one 30-minute slot. Simple right?… Armed with white boards and place value blocks we headed to the group study area where I could begin my […] Continue reading

October 9, 2018
by Rebecca Potter
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Teaching New Phrases – French

French was never my strong point at school. I felt that I didn’t have the underlining and basic skills to forward my development and therefore the subject broke down for me. In Scotland, we are now introducing a second language in Primary 1. This is a positive means of having the underlining basis of a […] Continue reading

October 7, 2018
by Rebecca Potter
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What is a Number?

We come into contact with numbers every day. Time, working out how many portions of dinner we’ll need to make or simply “hey what’s your number?”. But have we ever taken the time to think, what is a number and why do we even use them? My first question is, why does the number three […] Continue reading

October 5, 2018
by Andrew Graham
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Old ways won’t open new doors

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending an introductory session on autism through Elaine Smith from Autism Scotland. This session was organised by the Education Society and proved an extremely valuable experience to learn about a topic that, although I have heard small pockets of information, I had little knowledge of. This wasn’t through intended […] Continue reading

September 19, 2018
by Andrew Graham
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A Lesson in Structural Inequalities

Yesterday I realised a some-what hard hitting truth that I thought I already knew. Personal bias is everywhere. It is as instinctual in humans as our sense of survival. Whether we like to admit it or not, favouritism is more present in our lives than we would like to admit. Be it a favourite friend […] Continue reading

May 7, 2018
by Clare Gibson
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The Final Wrap Up

This placement has provided me with several learning opportunities and I am developing my own educational philosophy and teacher style. I was fortunate to have such a wide range of experiences during the six weeks with school trips, sports competitions and one to one observations. Gaining insight into these aspects has allowed me to grow […] 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

October 25, 2017
by Danielle Mackay
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Cornelia Clark Fort

STORIES FROM DRAMA: Writing in Role (2 hours) Choose a character from the past (it doesn’t have to be a famous person). Research that character and the time that they lived. Use the drama convention visualisation to explore what it would be like to be that character. What would they hear? What would they see? Smell? Experience? […] Continue reading

October 21, 2017
by Rebecca Potter
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Is the World Moving Forward Or Going Backwards?

In 2017, people find it difficult to express themselves. The common term ‘think before you speak’ has never been more relevant. Generations above us had no difficulty with saying what they think, and to be fair still don’t to this day. However, society nowadays will always find a flaw with something you have to say, […] 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 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

May 10, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Science Lesson – Year 4 – Week 6

Monday’s lesson was my second science lesson within the school and I am really confident that it went well and know that the boys enjoyed it. Unfortunately there was no real opportunity for the teacher to observe me but did give me some informal feedback that was really positive. I think something that I can […] Continue reading

March 12, 2017
by Lauren Duncan
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Placement Jitters

Current mode: panic! No, not really. However, I am feeling very nervous about placement which begins TOMORROW. I say placement but is, in fact, a “prac”. I arrived in Australia Friday just passed and about to undertake a placement in Somerset College, an International Baccalaureate world school in Queensland! As well as all of the […] Continue reading

January 19, 2017
by Andy Cowan
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Learning to Enjoy the Process

Linda Lapere asked: “When are you more likely to show a fixed mindset? What are your beliefs regarding ability? What messages did your practice on your last placement communicate? What changes, if any, will need to be made for the next one?” When are you more likely to show a fixed mindset? When I become […] Continue reading

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