I suppose I should give myself a break. Got offered an early chance to run a class this week. And for the most part it went well. They learn, I learned, and I invoked both praise and repercussions. Two lessons later and their normal teacher & I feel like it is a different room!
Then today after an mock exam it was fascinating to watch them doodle on a sheet of spare paper and see the different things they did. A necessary reminder that they are all individuals. I just see them doing one subject.
Also had a great weekend at Uni – getting to know some fellow students and sharing information. And upsetting an OFSTED/Linguistics/Behavioural Expert – becuase I pointed out that an example she’d complied on an excellent EAL school was so visually disorganised as a native English speaker I was confused. I am a ‘Distractor’ (?) When she asked “What I got from the document/” She wasn’t expecting that as the answer. Maybe its the fact I mentioned i was watching her body-language and not her Use of Punjabi/English that didn’t help either
BONUS: Being offered written advice from a dyslexic PhD Proffessor – becuuase he could she how I made ideas, and understood how I would struggle with producing a Master/KS7 assignment that was worth my while!
- Pencil Case
Magnetic Board a4 Day Diary
- Next Assignment
Make a network of colleagues
Got down to gaming club a lot later than normal last week. Discussed gaming, modelling and got some freebies from the great ideas & modelling factory that is http://zinge.co.uk/ – as they are working on new bits
Destroy Old paints
- Organise Orcs for modelling days on End of Term
- Paint More Hordes
- Consider Proxy Army for Hordes (Chaos 40K Modelling fun!!)
Booked into Beer Festival/Amsterdam Weekend:http://www.brouwerijdemolen.nl/index.php/en/beerfestival/beerfestival.htm
- GBBF Volunteer Form
Bolton CAMRA Volunteer Form
- Prague Spring 2015
Titanic Brewery Trip 29th March Maccelsfield & RedWillow Brewery 12th April Huddersfield & Magic Rock & Hand Drawn Monkey 28th June
BONUS: Discovering a drunk note I left in in ‘Zly Casy’ Prague has made into onto their ‘Wall Of Fame’
Reunion with Uni Mates – Stratford-Upon-Avon 21-23rd Trip to Reading to to DIY/CatchUp/Gaming http://beatherder.co.uk/
Laughter. Luck & Love. Its the key!
“If a theory is complicated, its wrong.”
– Richard P. Feynman
Whilst I have got SuperDungeonExplore primed and all built I had some great news at the start of February. I’ve started Teacher Training. (Finally). I think I may have to start using this to log teaching incidents. Won’t have time for much else for a while.
For example while learning simple shapes – it was amazing to see one challenging student take a good guess at a 12 sided two-dimensional shape being called a “Twelf-agon”. Sadly they don’t teach Ancient Greek to people any more.
Mostly though I’ve been teaching students some basic manners.
But treating them like an intelligent human seems to help. I think my wonky eyes, loud ties, and handlebar/mutton chops really helps put them off-balance too.
I’ve also been involved in one of the most successful beer festival’s we’ve ever had through – http://wigancamra.org.uk/
Then at the weekend I get invited to a reunion with my Uni housemates – some of whom I haven’t seen since I first started working in pubs.
It’s nice to have these moments…