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April 9, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Week 4: Thursday

I was happy to find out that my teacher was back from her course and would be teaching the class today. I didn’t have any plans on my timetable to go into any other classes today, therefore I stayed with CM2 all day. I enjoy being with the CM2 class as they are the oldest […] Continue reading

April 9, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Week 4: Wednesday

Madame Zech, the class teacher was still on a course this day. Therefore, the children had their normal supply teacher Madame Pasquer. They children are used to having this teacher every Monday and therefore consider her to be their teacher just as much as Amélie. It was very interesting to see the change in behaviour […] Continue reading

April 9, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Week 4: Tuesday

Monday was the Easter bank holiday; therefore, Tuesday was my first day back in school after the weekend. I was looking forward to this week as I was now used to my weekly timetable.  I was prepared to teach in the various CP classes throughout the day. In the previous week I had begun the […] Continue reading

April 9, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Week 3: Friday

Having been out of the school for two days I was ready to get back into teaching. I was looking forward to teaching the topic of colours to the various CP classes within the school. Seeing how enthusiastic they were about English on Tuesday allowed me to feel very optimistic about the lesson. My CM2 […] Continue reading

April 9, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Week 3: Tuesday

On Tuesday I had the morning to plan before going into nearly a full day of teaching. This was very daunting as I had to teach various topics to different classes. I used the morning to translate different phrases, so I was able to speak both English and French to the younger children in CP […] Continue reading

April 9, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Monday 26/03/18

On Monday I had my first experience in a CP classroom. Having spent the previous two weeks with CM2 I was very excited about observing and teaching various other stages within the school. Going from the oldest class to the youngest was a big change. It was interesting to see how teaching in the early […] Continue reading

April 9, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Thursday 22/03/2018

I knew I would not have much input in the class. Because I am only in one classroom the majority of the day is spent learning in French. In France it is essential that children have at least one hour and thirty minutes of English a week, however, this is not very much considering the […] Continue reading

April 8, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Friday 23/03/2018

I went into school on Friday in disbelief as I couldn’t believe that I had nearly been in France for two weeks. I was very happy to find out that my teacher Amélie had spoken to various teachers throughout the school about me going into their classrooms to teach English to different years. I had […] Continue reading

April 8, 2018
by Alan MacDonald
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Frohe Ostern! – Week 4 Reflection in Stuttgart

Although I am on my easter break this week, I still feel that it is necessary to write another weekly reflection, because I am still gaining a lot of learning in culture and language with my host family. Furthermore, this time has allowed me to explore the town of Kirchheim unter Teck more. On the […] Continue reading

April 4, 2018
by Beth Arbuckle
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Emmanuel Macron’s Changes to Primary Education in France

CP, is the youngest class in the French primary school. Children in this year group are usually 6 or 7 and in my school, there is only one CP class. Something that I have recently noticed in my school is that some of the pupils from the CP class are in the CE2 class at […] Continue reading

April 4, 2018
by Beth Arbuckle
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Week 3 of Placement – 26th – 30th of March

Monday 26th CE2 – I began by asking one of the pupils to write the date in English on the board. They usually know how to say the word properly but their spelling is often wrong so I have to help them with this using the French alphabet. I continued with the topic of feelings […] Continue reading

April 1, 2018
by Alan MacDonald
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Taten sagen mehr als Worte – Week 3 in Stuttgart Reflection

Third week in and it is that time again to sit down and critically reflect on what has transpired this week. Already I am feeling really at home working at ISS. I started my work with the grade 1 classes on Monday (26th of March 2018), as I have already worked with the grade 4s, […] Continue reading

March 28, 2018
by Alan MacDonald
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Picking Apart Inquiry-Based Learning

Prior to coming to ISS, I had only heard about the implementation of inquiry-based learning within the primary school classroom. Inquiry itself, to me, is to go forth into learning with an aim to prove something or to investigate a topic for yourself; it is a key method of study at university as independent adult […] 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 25, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Wednesday 21/03/2018

With Wednesday being a half day I was aware that I would not have much to do in the classroom. This was the first day of the week that I had been with the normal class teacher. I was glad to see her as there were a few issues that I needed to discuss regarding […] Continue reading

March 25, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Tuesday 20/03/2018

On this day I spent the morning in a local middle school. This was very different from what I had been used to in the primary school. One of the English teachers in the school was going to be spending time in Dundee teaching and therefore, wanted students from Dundee to come into school and […] Continue reading

March 25, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Monday 19/03/2018

I went into my second week of placement very enthusiastic and excited about the week ahead. Having already spent a week in a French school environment I was eager to get back into the school routine. This was my first Monday in ‘l’ecole Romain Rolland’ and I was interested to see if the Monday routine […] Continue reading

March 25, 2018
by Beth Arbuckle
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2nd Week of Placement 19th – 23rd March 2018

Week 2 – 19th to 23rd of March My daily timetable:   CP CE1 CE2 CM1 CM2 8:45-9:30     x     9:30-10:00         x                                                                             BREAK 10:30-11:30 x                                                                                     LUNCH 13:30-14:45       X                                                                               BREAK 15:00-15:30   x         Monday […] Continue reading

March 24, 2018
by Alan MacDonald
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Reflecting on Grade 2 German – Seeing the Progression of Language Learning

As I’ve mentioned before in previous posts, I am in a unique position at ISS: not only am I working with children across the grade levels, but I also get to observe the varying practices of the staff at ISS, which gives me multiple areas to draw upon to shape my overall professional practice. An area […] Continue reading

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