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February 1, 2019
by Heather Brown
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Reflection on Semester 1

I have started to write this blog for Derek’s TDT several times, but have found it harder to reflect on my progress each time. But this was until my pre-visit day put everything into perspective. I have found it easy over the duration of the first semester to reflect on my Working Together team’s progress, […] Continue reading

February 1, 2019
by Jade Duncan
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Reflection on action – Semester One

During my first semester an important moment that enhanced my professional development was during one of the first ‘Values’ lectures. All the different concepts we explored and new ideas that were introduced to me, made me realise that it was okay to push the boundaries of my own values and see them from an other’s […] Continue reading

February 1, 2019
by Jade Duncan
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Dance Workshop

I was quite nervous to partake in the first dance workshop on our first week back of semester two; and with it also being the first Learning Across the Curriculum input I was eager to discover how these workshops would be delivered. I had no idea what to expect but with previous knowledge of dance […] Continue reading

January 29, 2019
by Rachel Billes
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But what does learning look like?

They’re sitting quietly with chairs tucked in The lunches are done and the register complete The daily timetable has all been discussed But what does learning look like?   The jotters are out and the pencils are sharp The learning intention is up on the board The textbooks are there if we need a fallback […] Continue reading

January 26, 2019
by Erin Smith
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Reflecting on my first semester

Reflection is a major part of a teacher’s career and development; both at the beginning of our training and as we progress through our careers. I am now beginning to understand how important it is for us to be constantly looking back at the progress we have made, recognising the room for improvement as well […] Continue reading

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 24, 2019
by Katie McFall
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Stigma of mathematics

Maths. Some people love it and others not so much. However I had never stopped to consider why until the recent mathematics inputs with Tara Harper where she did a few exercises to help us see the myths and stereotypes surrounding the subject. In one of these examples we were asked to draw a line […] Continue reading

January 24, 2019
by Heather Brown
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Out with the Myths and in with the Maths!

When I first got to our first Maths input, I was really looking forward to it as I haven’t attended a Maths class in four and a half years (AHHH). Tara started us off with drawing a scale and we had to mark the scale depending on how we felt about teaching Maths- 10 being […] Continue reading

January 24, 2019
by Taylor Jordan
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How Semester One Made Me ‘Check’ Myself.

The values module last semester was a really eye-opening and thought provoking one for me. The very first lecture of the values unit is one that will stay in my head forever. I learned about the ‘unconscious’ bias that everyone holds within themselves, the reason why we all are – either a little or a […] Continue reading

January 24, 2019
by Fiona Smith
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Reflection: Where am I now?

Dereks Lecture (pedagogical studies) – Reflections/Evaluation on professional practice.  One of the most important moments for my professional development in semester one is the working together module. As a whole it was really good to work with other people from the same and different professions, building and developing a professional and also friendly partnership. I …

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January 23, 2019
by Emma Boyd
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Maths

Maths has always been one of my favourite subjects! Although I loved it, I wouldn’t say I was amazing at it, I really had to work on different topics to improve my grades and understanding in school, but it was always something so rewarding to me. Every problem is like a puzzle – there is …

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January 23, 2019
by Fiona McGowan
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My Love/Hate Relationship with Maths

Today’s maths input from Tara Harper confirmed but also questioned many of my pre-existing morals surrounding the subject. For me, the foundation block when thinking about maths, and the whole curriculum in fact, is identifying and recognising that every child will start at a different level of understanding and will develop that understanding in different […] Continue reading

January 23, 2019
by Katie McFall
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Jump, turn and achieve

Upon reading my timetable and seeing the word “Dance” written on one of the slots I felt surprised and confused as to why. As someone who has been passionate about ballet since the age of 5, I felt confident to take part in this workshop however was unsure of how this class would be useful […] Continue reading

January 23, 2019
by Amy Geddes
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Maths: Turning a Negative into a Positive

After my first maths workshop with Tara, I am already feeling much more optimistic about my upcoming experiences of teaching maths in the classroom. My experiences in maths vary between positive and negative. Throughout primary school I greatly enjoyed maths, the challenges it brought and I was always relatively good at it. I found my […] Continue reading

January 23, 2019
by Annie Carruthers
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Intro to HWB

SUGAR CRASH – RTE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k_iZ5HaQwA Can teach children about different types of sugar Show an item that is high in sugar such as chocolate then one low in sugar. Get children to measure out amounts of sugar next to them and see what they think about Sugar in both savory and sweet foods amount of […] Continue reading

January 23, 2019
by Anna Bluff
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How semester one has changed my outlook

Reflection plays a key part in your development as a teacher. Having the ability to reflect highlights to you the areas where you have improved and areas which you can further development. Reflecting is a way that you can ultimately become a better practitioner through critiquing yourself to see what your next steps may be. […] Continue reading

January 22, 2019
by Anna Bluff
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Developing Enthusiasm For Dance

I have loved dancing from a young age. I started ballet classes at aged three and ended up completing my grade 8 ballet exam last year. It’s always been part of my life, so I was eager to get going with the dance input that we had. I got it in to my head that […] Continue reading

January 22, 2019
by Annie Carruthers
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Reflecting on Semester 1

In semester 1 I found a critical reflection moment to be the peer reflection activity, gaining experience to meet the standard of working collaboratively to share their professional learning and development with colleagues 3.4.2. This is described as ‘engaging with reflective practice to develop and advance career-long professional learning and expertise’ (GTCS, 2012). I was delighted to […] Continue reading

January 22, 2019
by Laura Mason
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Reflection – I Want to Better My Practice!

Personally, I find taking constructive criticism somewhat difficult. Throughout my high school years, I would tend to have the mindset to ‘give up’ if the slightest thing was wrong – a list of corrections in an essay, a failed test. The list can go on and on. It would put me off that particular area […] 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

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