Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Why is it that when you are quite busy, and that you seem to have so much on your plate that someone comes along and adds to it?

I don't have an answer to this but I thought I would put it out there and see what you all think.

This week has been just as hectic as usual. Monday I didn't know if I was coming or going. Tuesday was better (1/2 day stoppage can do that to you). Today I am still at work - trying to catch up on correction (blogging is not really helping).

Who knows what tomorrow will be like.

Update. Student teacher - much improved. We had a "hallelujah" moment the other day. He realised that teaching means reflecting on your own learning......Hooray! I was stoked.

He was viewed by the University Lecturer today and she had a great chinwag with him. He seemed to change in attitude towards me after that. WOW! I am quite excited by that. He told me about something I had not known about before and then I asked him to explain it further. Through this process he then told me that he felt uncomfortable about being in the "teacher role" with me. I stated that I am not a guru and I have a lot to learn. Yes there are things that I do well - but then I have the experience there and I am willing to share.

I told him that I am trying to model the behaviour I would expect from him, even if there are differences of opinion or clashes. (we both laughed).

Things have improved.


Anonymous said...

Ah yes confucious say it never rains it pours.


Vanessa said...

So glad its looking up with the student teacher!