Even more work!
Blog 2, School Time, missing friends
and even more work!
Its very strange being a PGCE student. I have
been doing the course now for about 8 weeks now, spending over two
of them in placement at a school. I have been thoroughly enjoying
my time at my school and to be honest, it’s the main reason I’m
doing this course, to get to spend time in schools.
The main problem with spending so much time in
school for the past 2 weeks is that I have been apart from my Uni
friends. These are people who at the beginning of Sept I didn’t
even know existed, yet by the end of Sept I am really close with
every one of them. We spend six weeks seeing each other virtually
everyday, talking all the time and basically living our lives
together. But then we have two weeks where we are thrown into brand
new environments, new people and none of my buddies are there to
share it. I have shared everything with them up until now, but
suddenly that is all gone. I mean, don’t get me wrong, we are all
sharing the experience of being in a school and teaching for the
first time, but its not the same when they are not there.
That’s not to say that I haven’t been loving
my time in school. I have been really loving it. It really is
needed to understand what we have been taught so far.
Wolverhampton’s Primary PGCE program is great that they give us 2
weeks before Xmas to really sink our teeth into teaching. It’s much
better than just doing two big placements throughout the year. This
way we get to build our confidence and get some practice in before
we get assessed.
The only downside for me personally is that it
takes up a lot of time and energy and I have completely ignored my
assignments whilst I have been on placement which is not good!! But
I have this weekend to try and work on them. There is so much work
to be thinking about all the time. I’m actually getting worried
about assignments I don’t have to hand in until January. That is
how organized I am having to become. It is one of the things I am
looking forward to most about going back to Uni next week, getting
back into the assignment mood! Emily always gives me a push when I
hear about how much work she has done. That woman is like a
machine!! We are all so jealous.
In the mean time, I am going to enjoy my last
two days at school. I’m teaching a science lesson tomorrow and we
are making parachutes!! Its fun to be a teacher.
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