Evening all! My DN is about to start her final year teaching placement in a primary school. If youre a primary school teacher who has or has had students in your class, what questions do you wish theyd ask you or what things do you wish theyd do as students? My DN is looking forward to reading any advice any one can give her as shes said she can access all the topics without a log in!
Thank-you in advance to anyone for helping my niece
I just wanted my students to be cheerful and enthusiastic, nothing worse than someone who has to be chivvied along the whole time. Your ds sounds like she has got that right already if she has asked you to post on here.
Look at what is going on in the classroom, how things work, please don't completely rearrange the class routines-the poor teacher has to get them back into her routine when the student has left! Listen to what the teacher says, what the children say and most importantly what the TA says! Learn what is expected of you and make sure you do it! presumably if it is her final teaching placement she will have responsibility for the class, she should be very well prepared! Remember the teacher will be busy too, don't leave everything to the last minute. If you don't understand ASK, offer to do things before being told, don't criticise the teacher you are working with ( one student we had spent a playtime in the staffroom slagging off her teacher in front of colleagues!) And most important, enjoy!
That's a tough mix ( I would go so far as to say the toughest, when she conquers this one she should have the confidence to conquer anything)! I had that as my first NQT class ( and also during one of my teaching practices) When she goes for her preparation visits, she really needs to concentrate on how the teacher organises the different activities and how this is reflected in the planning.