Saturday, 29 October 2011

First week of placement

Well I survived.  Not that I had many doubts, but I'm glad the first week went off without too much problem.  The first of teaching my 3U chemistry class wasn't as nerve racking as I thought it may be.  The student's seem to have taken to me well, they respond to my teaching and feel comfortable asking questions.  I will determine how to get them to write without opening their mouths eventually.  I don't think you could expect much less of a room full of thirty 16 year olds. 

Not only did I survive my first week of teaching, but I also survived observation by my faculty advisor.  He liked what he saw and only had minor comments to make.  Now I can confidently move into week two and keep building my teachign skills without havign to worry about being evaluated.   I have been using a very low tech approach to teaching thus far, as this is what the students are used to and seemto respond well too.  I hope to introduce more technology as I move into the next topic of study.  Wish me luck.

1 comment:

  1. Great post Krisa. I think if you can survive this first week, you can survie anything! And...I should welcome you to this fabulous career. You must really feeling like a teacher now! I look forward to hearing more about your learning adventures, which I assure you, won't stop at Brock!