View Full Version : First week of proper teaching over

11-11-2005, 19:27:48
well proper in as much as I now have two classes that I teach all the time - although that actually only amounted to two full lessons. But bloody hell is it tiring.

Not really go the hang of the teaching bit yet - I've never really quite "got" the class. I don't mean they are running riot, they are mostly good kids and I can keep them in their seats or working safely I just can't quite manage to keep the noise down. I can get silence but I can't hold it. I'm also haveing some problems with my timings but its all stuff that I can work on, and I didn't make the same mistakes in the second lesson as the first (I found some brand new ones on things I havn't done before though). Having to drill year 7 a bit. They seem to think that when I tell them to stop doing something or to do something I'm actually interested in having a 5 minute conversation about it. My favourite line of the day is "This isn't a debate, its not even a conversation, its an instruction and you will <insert instruction here>"

I've got the out of class bit almost right though. The school is stamping on internal truancy (out of lessons but on site) and minor discipline (attitude to staff etc)- I've been apprehending kids out of lessons in corridors, intercepting notes, confiscating stuff. Today one kid gave me a load of lip and ran off when challenged about being out of lesson - daft prat ran back to the lesson he was meant to be in but down a corridor that only has two teaching rooms and no other exit. Took me all of 15 seconds to find him, get his class teacher to pull him out and get his name - didn't get an apology though. Didn;t bother me - I got one 2 hours later when his head of year hauled him out of his registration period and gave him the bollocking of his life :) .

Rule no.1 If your going to try and run away from staff, don't run into a dead end corridor.

Lazarus and the Gimp
11-11-2005, 22:55:47
Don't corner them. They might attack.

11-11-2005, 22:59:15
I have to say that since you've become a teacher, your spelling and punctuation have gone down the toilet...:lol:

12-11-2005, 14:05:34
so what age grup are you hoping to teach?

12-11-2005, 14:06:34
One's that can't spell...;)

12-11-2005, 14:08:38
aaaaaah yes

Immortal Wombat
12-11-2005, 14:28:32
and one that can't punctuate?

12-11-2005, 16:14:35
In my school that would be all of them

12-11-2005, 18:39:59
Here is the show that I base all my teaching off of. See if you can rent it somewhere and observe the way the teachers speak to the students.


Immortal Wombat
12-11-2005, 19:25:58
Is that anything like this?

12-11-2005, 23:12:06
Does that show teach you that no one wants to be friends witha failure? And that the best way to be popular is make drugs, OD the most popular girl in school and then pretend lap up the sympathy?

Immortal Wombat
13-11-2005, 02:25:21
So different then.

13-11-2005, 08:39:58
How about the other lessons?

Retards are clever and lurk among us and need to be weeded out.

Never meet new people because it can lead to accidental incest.

You will only find out you like black people after you meet a white one.

Asians are pan faced chimps.


Scabrous Birdseed
13-11-2005, 10:31:34
No, no, you should clearly take your teaching tips from this:


13-11-2005, 23:56:36
Nah. Use this ...


14-11-2005, 19:46:03
did the first lesson today where I actually felt in control of the class :)

Still competely blew the timing and screwed up the ending but had the kids under control and got a good report for 2 of the 3 activities (the third one ran out of time).

Now they want me to do the same lesson to another class tomorrow (its a detective story analogy to scientific method) but they are doing a slightly different topic so I better go and tweek the script a bit.

15-11-2005, 02:01:01
I used to teach like Yukari sensei in Azumanga Daioh, sleeping in class, whining about my personal problems, and requesting the same students each semester so I didn't have to learn new names. I'm sure I couldn't get away with that in the states (not without tenure at least). Actually, I didn't really get away with it in China either.