Today I was having a bit of a pre-observation wobble and was feeling incredibly nervous. I felt a little tap on my arm and turned around to one of my girls who said ‘Miss Blake, I made you this. The colours are happy like you.’ It made me realise that YES. Inside I was all over the place and panicking but to her, I am an adult that she looks up to and likes just the way I am. Not yet the finished article as a teacher but a role model nonetheless. My best may not always feel good enough to me but it is to her. I was warned that a #pgce would be tough, but it’s moments like this that make you realise it’s worth it. I’ll wear this #bracelet with pride at the front of the #classroom tomorrow and just do my very best. I can’t do more than that. #teacher#teacherlife#teachersofinstagram#student#job#university#andbreathe#stillsmiling
This is definitely my mood today! Another honest post! I'm still absolutely loving what I'm doing and I love watching how much my children are growing and taking in 💕 but mannnnn I am tired! I've been told I look tired as well so that's when you know the bags are really bad 😂 we've got a week and a half left until half term with 2 late parents evenings and an academy review next week before I can curl up in a ball and forget the world for a week! BUT... I've already made lots of plans with friends and I can't wait to see them, as well as having some me time ❤ 8 more days to go!
Week 4 of PGCE and I am LOVING it. I’ve never felt so engaged, fulfilled and excited about being apart of something as I do on this journey to becoming a teacher. This week, I am realising that part of this love for the journey is the fact that each and every person in my learning group is humble, helpful, empathetic, humorous and kind. I am so thankful that I am learning from and with such an amazing group of people. I am learning so much, and my tutors are SO understanding and willing to support in whatever way they can which is more than I expected. Of course there are times of struggle and overwhelmingness, but that’s natural on a demanding course and I know that it will all be okay. GRATEFUL. EXCITED. HAPPY. - the 3 words I can use to describe myself at this moment in time. Half term next week and then bring on week 5. 🙌💗 #Teaching#PGCE#teachertraining#primary#5 -11 #education#teachersofinstagram#traineeteacher
At first glance, this looks like an obsession with Studio Ghibli... Really it's my ongoing obsession for resources at the moment. Read an article on the weekend that mentioned #princessmononoke and my mind immediately came up with ideas for a series of cross-curricular KS2 lessons using #HowlsMovingCastle
When I said someone needs to stop me buying more resources, I meant it!
(I already own the film for comparison and I've already read the original book on kindle, figured a paperback was more classroom friendly)
Went to the prison today and as I stepped foot inside the classroom an inmate wanted one of the girls on our course instead and told me to fuck off out. A few hours later that same inmate turned out to be the be the most engaging inmate with me, asked me lots of questions and even asked to shake my hand as he was leaving and all this was after he just received some incredibly difficult news. Offender learning had challenged so many preconceptions and I’ve had the most amazing experience today! #teacher#education#pgce#prison#prisoneducation#teaching#learning
My first day of PGCE placement was definitely a reality check after weeks at uni chatting and cutting out potato friends in greenhouses. Stressed teachers and more confusion about expectations made my first day so much worse than I thought it would be. Any advice for the first week? I feel this is going to be a hard one 🍃 #pgce#primary#week1#placement1
Had a fantastic session today making #playdoh
The aim of the play doh making session is to look at exploring and creating. They compare and contrast objects similar to what younger children would do, with similar actions and experiences. In their experimenting, it helps develop their own ideas, satisfy their curiosity, a sense of accomplishment. It is also great for asking questions and talking to one-another to make the best play doh!
Some were more interested in getting messy than the actual making....which was fine!