lizziec: (acid)
It's not often that I post things about teaching here rather than friends locked over at [livejournal.com profile] chapter_read but my search for jobs is making me a little bitter at the moment and I feel my ranting is safe over here for once.

Basically there are no jobs out there for me at the moment, teaching wise. I'm actually pretty ok with it at the moment as it gives me some distance in time and space from my PGCE and more importantly I'm actually rested.

Unfortunately jealousy raises its ugly head, usually when I hear people have jobs who I know were worse than me on my PGCE.

The first idea of this came a few days ago while reading the TES staffroom boards, History subject section. I'm reading lots of pleas from teachers trained in other areas than history, who have not done it since year 9 or GCSE who have been shafted timetable wise and are teaching some history. Mostly it's KS3 (years 7-9) but some are teaching history GCSE and are begging for help because they have no clue. And I know I could do the job better if only the school would hire a history specialist for it. I COULD DO IT! Grr.

The other came a couple of days later when a course mate who is still not qualified (not passed their QTS skills tests - I have and am fully qualified now) texted me and told me they have a job. I am not only fully qualified but I know I am a better teacher. Grr!!

With these exceptions I'm fairly reconciled to my lot and things are going pretty well (with the exception of the edexcel saga (triple grr)), though my brain needs some exercize soon. I may start a research project or something.

Any ideas?
lizziec: (acid)
It's not often that I post things about teaching here rather than friends locked over at [livejournal.com profile] chapter_read but my search for jobs is making me a little bitter at the moment and I feel my ranting is safe over here for once.

Basically there are no jobs out there for me at the moment, teaching wise. I'm actually pretty ok with it at the moment as it gives me some distance in time and space from my PGCE and more importantly I'm actually rested.

Unfortunately jealousy raises its ugly head, usually when I hear people have jobs who I know were worse than me on my PGCE.

The first idea of this came a few days ago while reading the TES staffroom boards, History subject section. I'm reading lots of pleas from teachers trained in other areas than history, who have not done it since year 9 or GCSE who have been shafted timetable wise and are teaching some history. Mostly it's KS3 (years 7-9) but some are teaching history GCSE and are begging for help because they have no clue. And I know I could do the job better if only the school would hire a history specialist for it. I COULD DO IT! Grr.

The other came a couple of days later when a course mate who is still not qualified (not passed their QTS skills tests - I have and am fully qualified now) texted me and told me they have a job. I am not only fully qualified but I know I am a better teacher. Grr!!

With these exceptions I'm fairly reconciled to my lot and things are going pretty well (with the exception of the edexcel saga (triple grr)), though my brain needs some exercize soon. I may start a research project or something.

Any ideas?
lizziec: (Stargate SG1 Jack O'Neill (two l's ;)))
I've recently been watching the TV reruns on BBC4 of I, Claudius. It's very good. Full of death and stuff. My friend Sue introduced me to it and now I'm somewhat hooked. Fifth episode tonight. I fully recommend it to you if you have BBC4 and time free at 9 tonight. There are 7 more episodes after tonights. Watch it! :D

When [livejournal.com profile] no1typo found out I'd been watching it and wanted to read the books, she brought me them. The first "I, Claudius" and "Horrible Histories: York" arrived yesterday. The second "Claudius the God" should hopefully turn up soon. I'm so excited :D

My teaching certificate from the GTC turned up today, complete with my DFES number on. I only have to pay £33 to the GTC (essentially a Government Quango) and I will be a fully registered and qualified teacher :D

Had [livejournal.com profile] red_pill to stay last week. It was good, I'd missed having him around and he can be very good company. His pictures (including some funky pictures of half grown up duckings with their funny stumpy wings taken at Keynes Pond) can be found here. There are also some pictures of Cane Hill, Shakeaway in Croydon and Tapas at typos, which all pretty much sums up the last weekend of July. Tapas was thoroughly excellent and a good time was had by all. Got to know [livejournal.com profile] cutter666 better, which was nice, and saw lots of Xiphi, Si, [livejournal.com profile] bethanthepurple, foo, rah, the-moof-mother and her partner, mop, [livejournal.com profile] bleandweller, azz and many others.

Doing clearing hotline for the Uni next week. Puts off the panic of finding a proper job for a bit longer.

All's good at the moment. Yay!
lizziec: (Stargate SG1 Jack O'Neill (two l's ;)))
I've recently been watching the TV reruns on BBC4 of I, Claudius. It's very good. Full of death and stuff. My friend Sue introduced me to it and now I'm somewhat hooked. Fifth episode tonight. I fully recommend it to you if you have BBC4 and time free at 9 tonight. There are 7 more episodes after tonights. Watch it! :D

When [livejournal.com profile] no1typo found out I'd been watching it and wanted to read the books, she brought me them. The first "I, Claudius" and "Horrible Histories: York" arrived yesterday. The second "Claudius the God" should hopefully turn up soon. I'm so excited :D

My teaching certificate from the GTC turned up today, complete with my DFES number on. I only have to pay £33 to the GTC (essentially a Government Quango) and I will be a fully registered and qualified teacher :D

Had [livejournal.com profile] red_pill to stay last week. It was good, I'd missed having him around and he can be very good company. His pictures (including some funky pictures of half grown up duckings with their funny stumpy wings taken at Keynes Pond) can be found here. There are also some pictures of Cane Hill, Shakeaway in Croydon and Tapas at typos, which all pretty much sums up the last weekend of July. Tapas was thoroughly excellent and a good time was had by all. Got to know [livejournal.com profile] cutter666 better, which was nice, and saw lots of Xiphi, Si, [livejournal.com profile] bethanthepurple, foo, rah, the-moof-mother and her partner, mop, [livejournal.com profile] bleandweller, azz and many others.

Doing clearing hotline for the Uni next week. Puts off the panic of finding a proper job for a bit longer.

All's good at the moment. Yay!

My post

22 July 2006 08:52 pm
lizziec: (Third Watch - bosco and yokis (car))
Last year I got one of these:


I woke up this morning to some post.

my post )

My post

22 July 2006 08:52 pm
lizziec: (Third Watch - bosco and yokis (car))
Last year I got one of these:


I woke up this morning to some post.

my post )

Quizzes

7 July 2006 12:23 pm
lizziec: (Third Watch - yokis)
Here. Have some quizzes. I was bored this morning and passed some time.

Love Profile )

Which Brady am I? (and do you even care? ;)) )

The Name of my Penis )

Which drug matches my personality? )

Which X-Man am I? (aka, do I die in X3? ;)) )

My Simpsons personality )

Which muppet am I? I am... )

My personality! )

Which Tarot card am I? )

I am a candy! )

What my sleeping position says about me )

My inner child :( )

My mood ring is... )

What should I major in (let's assume I haven't already finished my degree... )

...In other news, I found out today that I passed my PGCE ;)

Quizzes

7 July 2006 12:23 pm
lizziec: (Third Watch - yokis)
Here. Have some quizzes. I was bored this morning and passed some time.

Love Profile )

Which Brady am I? (and do you even care? ;)) )

The Name of my Penis )

Which drug matches my personality? )

Which X-Man am I? (aka, do I die in X3? ;)) )

My Simpsons personality )

Which muppet am I? I am... )

My personality! )

Which Tarot card am I? )

I am a candy! )

What my sleeping position says about me )

My inner child :( )

My mood ring is... )

What should I major in (let's assume I haven't already finished my degree... )

...In other news, I found out today that I passed my PGCE ;)
lizziec: (bookshop)
I have a 4k word essay due tomorrow morning. I will be working all night and therefore spamming you horrendously with my progress.

Deal.

4:37am

FINISHED! :D


Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,859 / 4,000
(96.5%)


I'm now going to have a cornflake cake and catch some zzzzz's. Have to be at uni in 4.5 hours :|


4:34am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,844 / 4,000
(96.1%)


BWhahah!

4:26am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,699 / 4,000
(92.5%)


So close!

Hrm. Hungry. Perhaps I should have a crispy cake... :|

Decisions, decisions...

4:13am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,450 / 4,000
(86.3%)


OOh! I really am getting there! :D

3:56am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,086 / 4,000
(77.1%)


I think I might be getting there... :O

3:36am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,660 / 4,000
(66.5%)


Yay! Someone else is up! I thought I was the only one after [livejournal.com profile] kimble and [livejournal.com profile] barakta wimped out unusally "early" for them ;)

Yay for [livejournal.com profile] manyfacesofjase! :D He wins the prize ;)

3:17am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,220 / 4,000
(55.5%)


Powernap didn't help. Still exhausted. Doesn't help that Ben seems very restless tonight :|

2:20am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,928 / 4,000
(48.2%)


Keep falling asleep on my laptop. I also keep writing bollocks I have to go back and change after. I'm off for a power nap now I've reached practically half way. If I haven't spammed again in an hour call me :|

2:05am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,657 / 4,000
(41.4%)


1:46am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,212 / 4,000
(30.3%)


Oh fuck off. I must have done more than that :| :(

1:08am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
802 / 4,000
(20.1%)


12:30am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
358 / 4,000
(8.9%)


I still have a long way to go... :|

On the up side, I have now written my bibliography. Go me.
lizziec: (bookshop)
I have a 4k word essay due tomorrow morning. I will be working all night and therefore spamming you horrendously with my progress.

Deal.

4:37am

FINISHED! :D


Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,859 / 4,000
(96.5%)


I'm now going to have a cornflake cake and catch some zzzzz's. Have to be at uni in 4.5 hours :|


4:34am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,844 / 4,000
(96.1%)


BWhahah!

4:26am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,699 / 4,000
(92.5%)


So close!

Hrm. Hungry. Perhaps I should have a crispy cake... :|

Decisions, decisions...

4:13am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,450 / 4,000
(86.3%)


OOh! I really am getting there! :D

3:56am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,086 / 4,000
(77.1%)


I think I might be getting there... :O

3:36am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,660 / 4,000
(66.5%)


Yay! Someone else is up! I thought I was the only one after [livejournal.com profile] kimble and [livejournal.com profile] barakta wimped out unusally "early" for them ;)

Yay for [livejournal.com profile] manyfacesofjase! :D He wins the prize ;)

3:17am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,220 / 4,000
(55.5%)


Powernap didn't help. Still exhausted. Doesn't help that Ben seems very restless tonight :|

2:20am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,928 / 4,000
(48.2%)


Keep falling asleep on my laptop. I also keep writing bollocks I have to go back and change after. I'm off for a power nap now I've reached practically half way. If I haven't spammed again in an hour call me :|

2:05am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,657 / 4,000
(41.4%)


1:46am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,212 / 4,000
(30.3%)


Oh fuck off. I must have done more than that :| :(

1:08am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
802 / 4,000
(20.1%)


12:30am
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
358 / 4,000
(8.9%)


I still have a long way to go... :|

On the up side, I have now written my bibliography. Go me.
lizziec: (bookshop)
It's the holiday! Two whole weeks without school :D This makes me very happy and, as a newly married, means that avenues are opened up to us that weren't before. One of these is love bites.

Cut for potentially TMI )

Still, it amused me, especially looking back :D

In other news, ben and I got a new car stereo yesterday. It plays cds! :D We tested it out on the way to the hospital and it works beautifully. There's something quite nice about speeding along a good road playing Green Day - American Idiot at high volume on a lovely day, even if we were going to the hospital :)
lizziec: (bookshop)
It's the holiday! Two whole weeks without school :D This makes me very happy and, as a newly married, means that avenues are opened up to us that weren't before. One of these is love bites.

Cut for potentially TMI )

Still, it amused me, especially looking back :D

In other news, ben and I got a new car stereo yesterday. It plays cds! :D We tested it out on the way to the hospital and it works beautifully. There's something quite nice about speeding along a good road playing Green Day - American Idiot at high volume on a lovely day, even if we were going to the hospital :)
lizziec: (Stargate SG1 Teal'c)
Ben and I now have our first Christmas tree and it is very beautiful. Typo brought over my decorations last week and putting them on our tree was nice. Each one has a story - "this one had money in it which was a pressie the year we went to disneyland" or "this one was brought back from alaska when Auntie Pat went there on a cruise" :D

Rah came over today - was good to see her. Watched Cadfael and stuff :) Saw foo briefly as he ate our soup and bread and ran away. Now awaiting the appearance of [livejournal.com profile] red_pill who is in Canterbury gaming...oh - and doing all that work that I've been chipping away at all weekend. Stupid PGCE ;)

Also, the Carols at the Cathedral I went to on Tuesday with [livejournal.com profile] no1typo, [livejournal.com profile] benc, [livejournal.com profile] fooflington, [livejournal.com profile] rahslowe, pao and mrspao were lovely :D I cried in Once In Royal David's City and the candle light was just amazing. I always think when I'm standing there in the candlelight about all the generations, the thousand years or so of people who did all this before me. It gives me shivers.

At the moment I must admit to quite looking forward to Christmas - we've even done a large part of our shopping! Just need to survive to Wednesday now :)

Squee!

Christmas Tree! )
lizziec: (Stargate SG1 Teal'c)
Ben and I now have our first Christmas tree and it is very beautiful. Typo brought over my decorations last week and putting them on our tree was nice. Each one has a story - "this one had money in it which was a pressie the year we went to disneyland" or "this one was brought back from alaska when Auntie Pat went there on a cruise" :D

Rah came over today - was good to see her. Watched Cadfael and stuff :) Saw foo briefly as he ate our soup and bread and ran away. Now awaiting the appearance of [livejournal.com profile] red_pill who is in Canterbury gaming...oh - and doing all that work that I've been chipping away at all weekend. Stupid PGCE ;)

Also, the Carols at the Cathedral I went to on Tuesday with [livejournal.com profile] no1typo, [livejournal.com profile] benc, [livejournal.com profile] fooflington, [livejournal.com profile] rahslowe, pao and mrspao were lovely :D I cried in Once In Royal David's City and the candle light was just amazing. I always think when I'm standing there in the candlelight about all the generations, the thousand years or so of people who did all this before me. It gives me shivers.

At the moment I must admit to quite looking forward to Christmas - we've even done a large part of our shopping! Just need to survive to Wednesday now :)

Squee!

Christmas Tree! )

*ahhem*

13 April 2005 10:23 am
lizziec: (Default)
I have an announcement to make:

clicky )

*ahhem*

13 April 2005 10:23 am
lizziec: (Default)
I have an announcement to make:

clicky )
lizziec: (Default)
Well if I don't hear from CCUC soon I think I'm going to go insane (well more insane :P). The first time I checked the gttr website to see if they'd updated it was 6am on Thursday morning. Then, despite the long Easter weekend I have checked it at least twice a day from then on. I'm not sleeping well either, and last night was the final straw. Went to bed, finally feeling the "tired" at about 3am. I didn't get to sleep until 4am. I woke up at ten to eight. I'm exhausted but feel unable to sleep. I just feel nervous and agitated. This of course, was not helped by finding out that my third and fourth choices of institution have no more vacancies for secondary history so if I don't get into CCUC or Kingston then I don't know what will happen. God I feel sick :(

At least it's not quite as bad (yet anyway) as the summer I spent waiting for my GCSE results where I had between 2 and 4 hours a night for four or five weeks. At least they were productive weeks I suppose - I watched and accurately labelled all the videos in the house (some 200+).

I just need to hear, whatever way it goes*. Then I can at least start planning for the next stage...

*Though I'll admit that if I don't get CCUC I'll be crushed :(
lizziec: (Default)
Well if I don't hear from CCUC soon I think I'm going to go insane (well more insane :P). The first time I checked the gttr website to see if they'd updated it was 6am on Thursday morning. Then, despite the long Easter weekend I have checked it at least twice a day from then on. I'm not sleeping well either, and last night was the final straw. Went to bed, finally feeling the "tired" at about 3am. I didn't get to sleep until 4am. I woke up at ten to eight. I'm exhausted but feel unable to sleep. I just feel nervous and agitated. This of course, was not helped by finding out that my third and fourth choices of institution have no more vacancies for secondary history so if I don't get into CCUC or Kingston then I don't know what will happen. God I feel sick :(

At least it's not quite as bad (yet anyway) as the summer I spent waiting for my GCSE results where I had between 2 and 4 hours a night for four or five weeks. At least they were productive weeks I suppose - I watched and accurately labelled all the videos in the house (some 200+).

I just need to hear, whatever way it goes*. Then I can at least start planning for the next stage...

*Though I'll admit that if I don't get CCUC I'll be crushed :(
lizziec: (Default)
Firstly, CCUC has recieved confirmation that it will be a University before next year \o/

Secondly, CCUC has a much prettier campus than UKC.

Thirdly, I think the interview went ok. I hope it did anyway. I said all the things I needed to, though I can think of some things now that I should have said then it's no good beating myself up over it. I can't change anything now. I should hear how I did before the end of Easter...

Finally, a real travesty was revealed to me today: From next year in line with the rest of subjects PGCE students will pay £3000 tution to learn to teach. At the moment student teachers have their tution paid for by the state. Am I the only one who thinks this is quite ridiculous? If the government want more teachers in the classrooms then they are going to have to shell out some money for them.

Pfft. I so won't be voting labour at the next election...
lizziec: (Default)
Firstly, CCUC has recieved confirmation that it will be a University before next year \o/

Secondly, CCUC has a much prettier campus than UKC.

Thirdly, I think the interview went ok. I hope it did anyway. I said all the things I needed to, though I can think of some things now that I should have said then it's no good beating myself up over it. I can't change anything now. I should hear how I did before the end of Easter...

Finally, a real travesty was revealed to me today: From next year in line with the rest of subjects PGCE students will pay £3000 tution to learn to teach. At the moment student teachers have their tution paid for by the state. Am I the only one who thinks this is quite ridiculous? If the government want more teachers in the classrooms then they are going to have to shell out some money for them.

Pfft. I so won't be voting labour at the next election...
lizziec: (Default)
Here goes nothing >.<

Wish me luck...
lizziec: (Default)
Here goes nothing >.<

Wish me luck...
lizziec: (Default)
Among the things I have been doing at my school placement is helping with lots of classes. I help in at least one class of every year group except year nine (no lessons on Tuesdays/Fridays). Today was my day with the tinies (years seven and eight)* and turned out to be great. Second period I was with a very low achieving year eight group (we're talking the lowest set) and I've been in a few lessons with them before. Typically getting them to learn or engage is like pulling teeth, but today they switched on and wanted to learn about Isambard Kingdom Brunel. They asked me for help and thanked me for helping them. They went away having learnt something and I felt great for helping them to achieve that.

Third period I helped in the year seven class. I've been helping with them for a while too and this class is completely different. They're still enthusiastic in a way that no other year group is. They don't quite have the secondary school jaded scepticism yet. Anyway, they've been doing a topic on Castles this term and the past few lessons they've been making a castle out of cardboard to help them remember the structure of a castle and what castles have in them. They did everything only being reminded of the scale of it sometimes. Today they painted it. Here are the results. Aren't they great? :D

Castle! )

It was a very tiring but a very rewarding day, capped by a little boy (4 years old) coming in from nursery covered in chocolate (from easter chocolate related activities at aforementioned nursery) and giving me a hug and a kiss. I love that little boy. I shall treasure that chocolatey hand print on my white tshirt ;) He's so sweet! Why oh why do they have to grow up :(

Tomorrow is the scary scary thing. I have my interview at Christchurch. Am really quite scared now. I'm sort of prepared. I hope it's enough.

Feedback would be good on my idea for a source though. I'm supposed to take a source in and say how I'd use it to introduce a topic. My idea was for a picture like this ) to introduce the holocaust to key stage 4 pupils (14-16 year olds). (Picture here in original context) I'm thinking this picture could be used to start that topic with questions posed to the teenagers such as "Why do you think there is a pile of shoes here?" "How did they come to be stacked like that" "Why do you think their owners don't need them any more" etc.

What do you lot think? Is there a better way of doing this? A better topic/source I could use?

Any and all help appreciated :S

*for anyone not familiar with this style of naming year groups, year 7 is the lowest at a British high school, with the children in it being 11 or 12 typically

[edit] My watch strap broke this evening so I'm without watch. I feel all naked and horrid :( If anyone has a spare watch they want to lend me before my interview... ;)
lizziec: (Default)
Among the things I have been doing at my school placement is helping with lots of classes. I help in at least one class of every year group except year nine (no lessons on Tuesdays/Fridays). Today was my day with the tinies (years seven and eight)* and turned out to be great. Second period I was with a very low achieving year eight group (we're talking the lowest set) and I've been in a few lessons with them before. Typically getting them to learn or engage is like pulling teeth, but today they switched on and wanted to learn about Isambard Kingdom Brunel. They asked me for help and thanked me for helping them. They went away having learnt something and I felt great for helping them to achieve that.

Third period I helped in the year seven class. I've been helping with them for a while too and this class is completely different. They're still enthusiastic in a way that no other year group is. They don't quite have the secondary school jaded scepticism yet. Anyway, they've been doing a topic on Castles this term and the past few lessons they've been making a castle out of cardboard to help them remember the structure of a castle and what castles have in them. They did everything only being reminded of the scale of it sometimes. Today they painted it. Here are the results. Aren't they great? :D

Castle! )

It was a very tiring but a very rewarding day, capped by a little boy (4 years old) coming in from nursery covered in chocolate (from easter chocolate related activities at aforementioned nursery) and giving me a hug and a kiss. I love that little boy. I shall treasure that chocolatey hand print on my white tshirt ;) He's so sweet! Why oh why do they have to grow up :(

Tomorrow is the scary scary thing. I have my interview at Christchurch. Am really quite scared now. I'm sort of prepared. I hope it's enough.

Feedback would be good on my idea for a source though. I'm supposed to take a source in and say how I'd use it to introduce a topic. My idea was for a picture like this ) to introduce the holocaust to key stage 4 pupils (14-16 year olds). (Picture here in original context) I'm thinking this picture could be used to start that topic with questions posed to the teenagers such as "Why do you think there is a pile of shoes here?" "How did they come to be stacked like that" "Why do you think their owners don't need them any more" etc.

What do you lot think? Is there a better way of doing this? A better topic/source I could use?

Any and all help appreciated :S

*for anyone not familiar with this style of naming year groups, year 7 is the lowest at a British high school, with the children in it being 11 or 12 typically

[edit] My watch strap broke this evening so I'm without watch. I feel all naked and horrid :( If anyone has a spare watch they want to lend me before my interview... ;)
lizziec: (Default)
I checked my application progress on the gttr website and Christchurch want me for an interview! :D

*squeee* :D

Now I just have to not fuck up said interview.

*dances*
lizziec: (Default)
I checked my application progress on the gttr website and Christchurch want me for an interview! :D

*squeee* :D

Now I just have to not fuck up said interview.

*dances*
lizziec: (Default)
I start my teaching practice-y thing today and feel *horrendously* sick right now with nerves >.< I'm there for a full day and I am terrified.

hug me?
lizziec: (Default)
I start my teaching practice-y thing today and feel *horrendously* sick right now with nerves >.< I'm there for a full day and I am terrified.

hug me?
lizziec: (Default)
I'd really appreciate it if you could all read over http://carina.org.uk/gttrstatement.html and see if you can suggest any changes, grammar and spelling corrections or additions I should make.

The guidelines on the application state that:

Describe briefly your reasons for wanting to teach giving the relevance of your previous education and experience, including teaching, visits to schools and other work with young people.

Do you think I've done this? How do you think I could do it better?

All help much appreciated :)
lizziec: (Default)
I'd really appreciate it if you could all read over http://carina.org.uk/gttrstatement.html and see if you can suggest any changes, grammar and spelling corrections or additions I should make.

The guidelines on the application state that:

Describe briefly your reasons for wanting to teach giving the relevance of your previous education and experience, including teaching, visits to schools and other work with young people.

Do you think I've done this? How do you think I could do it better?

All help much appreciated :)
lizziec: (Default)
Here we go again?.

In other news, it's been a very up and down week from the POV of my recovery from depression but am on the Up again now I think. In terms of things happening it's actually been a very good week.

I have a place to gain experience to support my PGCE application at Community College Whitstable where my lovely employer Sue works in the Science Department. It seems like a really good school and they were really super helpful. I'm getting experience in the classroom (as a teacher's help or assistant or something), doing paperwork (making and photocopying worksheets etc) and observing other teachers (the deputy head is going to teach me how to observe teachers, something that I will apparetly learn for my PGCE anyway).

It all sounds really cool :D So, pending a clear police check (which was sent off on Thursday when I was at the school for an interview) I should be cleared to start this straight after half term. It was worth getting dolled up in a trouser suit and feeling like a bit(read "lot") of an idiot (even though Ben and Miles said I looked lovely/nice/whatever) after all it would appear.

Other excitement is that on March 7th I should be going on a Fun History Trip(TM) to ypres. I'm actually really excited :D Sounds like it will be excellent (if rather tiring and probably wet). I've been before in year 9 of High School but I know so much more now. I will take my camera and take pictures this time too.

OOh, compsoc stuff finally starting to come together :) Not too much longer now, we promise :)

I think that's about it for stuff I was going to say...
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Here we go again?.

In other news, it's been a very up and down week from the POV of my recovery from depression but am on the Up again now I think. In terms of things happening it's actually been a very good week.

I have a place to gain experience to support my PGCE application at Community College Whitstable where my lovely employer Sue works in the Science Department. It seems like a really good school and they were really super helpful. I'm getting experience in the classroom (as a teacher's help or assistant or something), doing paperwork (making and photocopying worksheets etc) and observing other teachers (the deputy head is going to teach me how to observe teachers, something that I will apparetly learn for my PGCE anyway).

It all sounds really cool :D So, pending a clear police check (which was sent off on Thursday when I was at the school for an interview) I should be cleared to start this straight after half term. It was worth getting dolled up in a trouser suit and feeling like a bit(read "lot") of an idiot (even though Ben and Miles said I looked lovely/nice/whatever) after all it would appear.

Other excitement is that on March 7th I should be going on a Fun History Trip(TM) to ypres. I'm actually really excited :D Sounds like it will be excellent (if rather tiring and probably wet). I've been before in year 9 of High School but I know so much more now. I will take my camera and take pictures this time too.

OOh, compsoc stuff finally starting to come together :) Not too much longer now, we promise :)

I think that's about it for stuff I was going to say...

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